Leave Your Flip Flops at Home

For those of you that work in a professional office environment, flip flops are never ok. Let me repeat that, flip flops are NEVER ok. Flip flops are appropriate if you are at the beach, a family picnic, running errands on the weekend, or if you just got a pedicure and are waiting for your Essie “cute as a button” pink nail polish to dry. But, when you stroll into work in a blouse, a suit skirt, and flip flops, you look like you either forgot your work shoes at home or like you do not know how to dress in a professional setting.

Sure, if you are at the office late or on the weekend, then flip flops may be ok; however, during normal business hours, you should have on a conservative, closed-toe, shoe.

So, instead of this at the office…

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Try this…

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Or this…

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And, leave your flip flops at home.

3 thoughts on “Leave Your Flip Flops at Home

  1. Key says:

    Respectfully, disagree. It is 2016…RELAX! It is fine to wear flip flops or tennis shoes on your walk to work and then changing into your work shoes at work. Most people I know carry their work shoes with them to/from work. The two shoes you picture above are not at all practical for a 3-4 block walk. I could careless about who is judging me during the 3-4 block walk to work – that is MY time… I don’t know who makes these absurd rules about what is considered “professional”, but I’m over it. My walk to and from work can be as unprofessional/comfortable as I choose and it doesn’t make me any less professional. We have one short life, don’t pressure people to wear uncomfortable or ugly shoes because it is your standard of what is “professional”, let people be themselves!

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    • Sharply Suited says:

      Thanks for your comment. I completely agree with you regarding the walk to and from work. This article addresses shoes worn while actually at work/the office. And, yes, sure it’s 2016, but that doesn’t change the fact that flip flops are not professional.

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      • Key says:

        But my walk to/from the office includes the trip from the elevator to my desk. I thought what you were saying is it is not ok to walk to work/work to car in flip flops.

        When you say – But, when you stroll into work in a blouse, a suit skirt, and flip flops, you look like you either forgot your work shoes at home or like you do not know how to dress in a professional setting.

        This describes me, I stroll in like that, but change my shoes as soon as I get to my desk. I certainly wouldn’t wear them all day.

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