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New office, new outfit that allows walking

(7 Posts)
MelanieCheeks Thu 09-Jul-15 10:38:29

We've just moved offices. Before, I had a car park space, so could wear dresses with a cardi and heels, as I didn't have too far to walk. Now I will be taking the bus or train more often, and having a good walk at either end.

So I need a bit of guidance on restyling - good footwear that can walk a mile, and what outfits go with those. I need to look smart, so jeans and trainers aren't an option!

Size 10, 5'2, short hair, Autumn colour palette, if that helps.

JinglyJanglyJungleBigGameTours Thu 09-Jul-15 10:42:27

If it's not a stupid question, couldn't you wear trainers for the commute and switch to your usual shoes when you reach the office?

MelanieCheeks Thu 09-Jul-15 11:28:18

That's an option, though it does have the socks vs tights issue.

JinglyJanglyJungleBigGameTours Thu 09-Jul-15 11:31:46

Trainer socks over tights? You won't see them in the shoe.

Itscurtainsforyou Thu 09-Jul-15 21:50:35

Good shoes such as hush puppies or DM shoes.
I prefer trousers and a smart top and jacket.

spookyskeleton Thu 09-Jul-15 21:55:32

I wear skirts and dresses a lot - I wear ballet pumps to walk from the car park (which is a bit of a distance) and then put my heels on once I get to the office. Ballet pumps look OK with tights (on really hot days, I go tightless and wear flip flops grin)

specialsubject Fri 10-Jul-15 12:03:24

you do what all commuters do - you wear socks over your tights and trainers for the drive/walk, and put on the silly shoes when you get in to the office.

unsafe to drive in heels anyway.

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