Professional Shoes: Is The Open Toe Shoe Appropriate?
Is it ok to wear open toe shoes with business attire? Yes, it is! Some years ago that would have been considered inappropriate, however, times are changing. The open toe shoe is really in right now (like the round toe shoe) and if the rest of the outfit is business-like and suitably accessorized, it is acceptable even in a pretty conservative work situations. If you are in doubt, try the shoe on with the suit itself, because sometimes you won’t get the full impression of how the shoe will work with a professional women’s business suit until you see them together. It’s all about the complete look.
Slingback shoes are pushing it, though. (The slingbacks are in the last photo.) Don’t wear them if you are meeting a client for the first time. And don’t forget to do your pedicure before you introduce your toes to the world.
(These shoes from Nine West.)