Okay so “business casual” is a Thing at offices around the globe ( I think ) and with the word “business” comes the assumption that we–guys and gals–have to go out to the nines to look “presentable” at work. Like, with the amount of articles listing exactly what business casual does and doesn’t entail, it’s no wonder some people think it’s safer to “overdress” than “underdress” — which is all well and good but…
Here is a little post to remind all ya’ll that… You really don’t need to kill yourself, especially if you’re commuting around a walking city like New York! I mean, I salute all the lovely people who can strut down 7th avenue in high heels to their office-of-choice, but if that doesn’t seem like a good time to you then you don’t have to kill yourself walking in heels.
Rather, take a bag with you to hold onto them in and chuck on some sneakers! Like no seriously, a lot of people do that, it might not “match” but comfort is key here.
Then slip on your heels/dress shoes/whatever when you get to the office =) No one has to know you switch shoes, and there’s really nothing wrong with it; no tickets from the fashion police here.
This is noteworthy for even foot-forgiving things, like a new pair of flats. Let me tell you – breaking in flats by traveling from the Heights down to the Village isn’t terribly forgiving. There are plenty of life-hacks to stretch out a new pair of flats, but if you must wear them and don’t have the time to break them in, but definitely room in your bag? Toss ’em in and walk around in a comfortable pair.
Your feet will thank you for it, honest.