The Right Footwear to the Office

While most offices these days are starting to adapt to a more lenient way of dressing, the norm is still formal office wear. This goes from head to foot, including shoes. So, for wholesale shoes for women, which among them should people wear when in the office? Which ones are inappropriate and should not be worn when you are working? Whether you’re just on your desk or having a power lunch with associates, there are certain kinds of footwear that should be avoided.

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Here are some footwear you should avoid wearing to the office:

Sandals and open-toed shoes

Why Not: Wearing sandals does not look like you are going to the office, rather to the beach. Sandals are not meant for serious work as well and an open-toed footwear. People may think you are going to a party instead of a company for serious business.
What to Wear Instead: It would be better to wear closed shoes. Every part of the feet must be covered. No peak-a-boos for you to look that you mean serious business since you take your work seriously.

Sneakers

Why Not: If you are aiming for comfort, you cannot go with sneakers. It would look juvenile, your co-workers may think you just got lost and ended up in their company as opposed to being a member of it.
What to Wear Instead: Wear pumps or flats if you really want comfort. They would provide a look of sophistication that cannot be reached when you wear a pair of sneakers. Pumps with just the right height would not be too uncomfortable even if you are to run around the office, same with ballet flat shoes.

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Trainers

Why Not: Office shoes must look sturdy with all the work you do from 9 to 5. Since trainers proved to be the sturdiest when one undergoes training, it does not mean that you should wear it to the office as well.
What to Wear Instead: If you are looking for something durable as well as comfortable, leather shoes are what you truly need for office work. Leather shoes are not cheap so better take advantage of wholesale shoes to acquire more than one pair of office friendly shoes for your office needs.

Anything in loud colors

Why Not: Wearing a ruby red pair of shoes or anything considered loud like hot pink or iridescent blue does not look professional. Those colors do not belong in an office. Women should look polished and ready for serious work but not for a different type of job that shouts red-light district.
What to Wear Instead: It would be better to wear earth toned shoes that would look good with a dress suit or semi-formal attire. Colors like brown, grey, dark red, dark green, and black would be acceptable colors for office shoes.

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Featured Again on Links à la Mode: The IFB Weekly Roundup (February 13, 2014)

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Love, Life & The Latest Thing

This week NYFW hit the runways strutting everything we’ll be coveting over the next six months, but it’s also a time to think about love as Valentine’s Day closes out the week. Will you be celebrating? Some will, others will roll their eyes, but either way, it’s certainly fun to think about what we’ll be wearing.

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Making Your Shoes Always as Good as New

Shoes, whether you buy wholesale shoes online, the trendiest releases of branded ones, or those you buy because you just need a new pair for work, need to be taken care of. Even if you are not exactly a shoe-a-holic, wearing shoes that look sloppy and ugly are a fundamental no-no.   Entire outfits, no matter how well put-together they are, even if they are designer and of the highest quality, will suffer if the shoes that goes with it are unkempt. Whether they are dirty or the material is chipping, scruffy shoes will always destroy a look. So, you need to know how to take good care of your pairs and let allow them to enhance your attire.candy-shoes

Here are the fundamental steps in making sure your shoes stay as beautiful as they day you bought them.

  • Replacing heel tips

Aside from the sole, the heel tips are another part of the shoe that always comes into contact with the ground. When you see signs of wear and tear on the heel tips, it is best to have them replaced right away.  If not, you can ask your shoe repairman to attach “taps” on the heels to add a layer of protection between the heels and the ground.  This will help in maintaining your heel tips and making it last long.

  • Protecting soles

The soles of most wholesale shoes are the first ones to give way when the shoes are frequently used.  Just like car tires, the soles are your main contact points with the ground so they get easily ruined.  Adding a rubber sole protector on the soles of the shoes will definitely help in prolonging its life. It is a thin rubber layer that you place on the soles to protect it from daily wear and tear.

  • Should you polish or not?

If you want to care for your leather shoes, then polishing it is a must.  Aside from keeping the shoes looking like new every time you apply a polish, it helps in moisturizing the leather making it flexible.  Walking using a pair of shoes with flexible leather makes the shoes more comfortable to use.  It also helps in covering and repairing the damage caused by daily wear and tear when you use it.

  • How to get rid of dirt

Cleaning your shoes is a must if you want it to last long. It should be done on a regular basis depending on how frequent you use it.  The method of cleaning it really depends on the material of the shoes that you have.  If you bought your shoes from the leather wholesale shoes sale, then it should be wiped clean with a dry cloth first before applying the polish.  For suede shoes, it can be brushed with its special brush or a clean toothbrush for that fresh new look.

Featured on HeartIFB’s Links à la Mode: February 6th

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Style, Actually

With Fashion Month and Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s all about looking your best, even when it’s yucky outside. Sharing the love, or sharing fashion week survival tips, this week’s roundup has everything you need to know to get through the next few weeks. Trust me, surviving Valentine’s Day? Sleepless nights at NYFW? Yikes. So pull out your box of candy hearts and check out these amazing links!

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Keep Your Boots Beautiful

During this season, boots are probably the most popular kind of wholesale shoes for women available. But then, women who use it also need to know how to keep their pairs clean and last for a long time. There are leather boots, suede boots, and boots made of other material.

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Here are some reminders on how to make boots as good as the day they were bought:

  • Free Suede From Stain

Suede is one material that can be quite a challenge to maintain. If you suddenly find your suede boots having a stain, you can use those special erasers or suede bars to clean it up. Those special erasers help in removing dirt and stains from suede wholesale shoes.

  • What Brush to Use for Suede

One cannot use just any kind of brush for suede shoes.  There is a special brush that you can buy just for this material. You can also use a soft brush or a toothbrush with soft bristles. To raise the nap after cleaning the suede shoes, you can use a special brass-bristle brush made just for this.cleaning boots

  • Storing Suede

Those suede shoes you bought from the wholesale shoes section should be stored properly so that they last long.  It should be stored in a cool and dry place to prevent any moisture build-up or mildew from forming on the shoes. You can place them on clear plastic boxes and place those packets with small beads that prevent moisture from forming.  You can also place them on shoe bags to protect them from getting scratched.

  • “Treating” Leather Boots Right

Most people think that leather boots is an all-weather, all-occasion shoe that you can use.   The end result would be a pair of shoe that has not been well-taken care of and left to eventually rot and be destroyed.  This should not be the case because proper care should be extended if you want to prolong the life of your leather boots. It should be treated so that it can last long.

  • Cleaning Leather Boots

It is a no-no to let muddied boots dry out.  After taking a hike, wash off the dirt and grime with a hose.  Use a stiff-bristle brush to brush off the remaining dirt and those that hid in the crevices.  Use a saddle soap or any that is made specifically for cleaning shoes.   After cleaning, it is best to apply water-based proofing and stuff it with newspapers and hang them to dry.

  • Storing Leather

It is best to store boots in a dry area. You can also use cedar shoe trees so that they will keep their shape and absorb excess moisture.  You can also apply a coating of paste wax if you intent to store them for a longer time to protect the leather and deter it from drying out.

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How to Accessorize Your Winter Outfit

Looking fashionable and fabulous during winter season is extra challenging. Thanks to the chilly weather that pushes us to bundle up on our thick coats, gloves, and scarves. But for fashion forward ladies, the chilly weather is not an excuse to look too covered. And if you’re going to think about, you can definitely find more ways to look amazing despite your winter outfits.

Unlike in summer, where we can easily flaunt our jewelry collection, accessorizing during winter is a little tricky. But with the right fashion pieces from your favorite wholesale jewelry store, you can come up with a look that doesn’t look too flashy for the weather, but still gives a burst of energy to your usual winter fashion ensemble.

Ready to look fab? Here are some tips to help you accessorize your winter outfit!

Enjoy playing with colors

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Winter outfit can look a little sad and boring because of bulky sweaters and coats. Add a dose of oomph to your everyday office wear by wearing colorful accessories. Jewelry with multicolored cubic zirconia stones can do wonder to your outfit. Pick an earring that looks great with the color of your floral print dress and coat to create a trendy look.

Bolder Jewelry

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Wear bold earrings, statement necklace or over-sized rings to make sure that your accessories won’t get lost with all the thick layers of clothes you’re wearing. Wear that sterling silver loop earrings or chandelier earrings you found at a wholesale jewelry store for that classy and elegant look.

Wear a Chic Hat

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Keep your head warm while still looking fashionable. Make a fashion statement by wearing chic winter hats that complements the color of your outfit. Show off your dangling earrings by wearing fur berets to get that fun and charming look despite the weather.

Do not forget scarves

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Scarf is definitely a lady’s must have every winter, so go and shop scarves in different colors and fabrics. Looking for a way to spice up your winter outfit but do not want to spend a lot of effort in accessorizing? Just hang a winter scarf around your neck and tie it creatively for a quick fashion fix.

It may be too cold to even think about dressing up but if you want to look great, there are a lot of ways to quickly accessorize your winter outfit. Mix and match your favorite jewelry and get that classy winter look.

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Working Ladies: Office Friendly Ankle Boots

Preparing for everyday office wear is a little challenging for ladies. Aside from having to come up with styles that comply with company policies and regulations, you also need to look for ways to look fresh everyday. Of course you don’t like to look like you’re wearing the same thing over and over again everyday, do you?

One way to keep your look fresh is by wearing different pair of shoes with your usual office outfit. Just a stunning pair of ankle boots can spice up the way you wear your A-line skirt or skinny jeans. What more is that, these boots can be worn all year round and serves as a great transition shoes from season to season.

 So let me help you with your shopping with this list of office friendly ankle boots and how you can wear them.

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 Like we all know, studs and spikes or fringe is a no-no when it comes to office fashion. So if you’re going to shop for office ankle boots, choose the ones that have the simplest design. This way, you can still look professional and neat while looking glamorous in your boots.

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Take for example this studded ankle boots from makemechic. It has a neatly put studded bow with a splash of color blue. It creates a chic accent but still looks office appropriate. This high heeled will make you walk with style and poise in the office and even when you go to your after office dates.

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Another trendy take on the usual black boots is this Lucite Heel Less booties. Featuring a pointy toe, suede upper with Lucite accent platform and side zipper, this ankle boots is a mixture of sophistication and elegance. This fashion forward shoes can be worn with your above the knee office dress, or skirt and a stunning fashion jewelry bracelet.

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Other neutral color like brown or grey can be worn in the office and can be easily paired with pretty much anything. These leatherette ankle boots from Wild Rose feature a knotted bow on the side and a round toe. Wear it with over a black leggings and skirt for a chic and youthful look. Put on a blazer or a coat to make things come together perfectly.

If you want to use some color in your ankle boots, solid or dark colors will look stunning against light colored blouse and bag. Like this blue green peep toe ankle booties with hidden platform. Use it to replace your black office shoes and start loving deep dark colors in your everyday office wear.

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