Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year, New Job, New Kicks!

The start of a new year inspires us to think about what we want from ourselves and our lives.  We think about where we want to be and how we need to get there.  Usually, that means getting a new gig.  And to land that new gig, you’re gonna need to rock that interview.  Now, while most offices have evolved into a more business casual environment, interviews are still the place where you’d rather be a little overdressed than underdressed.  And while you’re dusting off your resume and getting that fab suit to the cleaners, you need to actually pay attention to your shoes. 

It’s usually an afterthought for most people and it shouldn’t be.  The reason is that little details like your accessories, your shoes in particular, really are that little something that pull you together as the total and complete package.  That’s why picking the right shoes can really help you.

I found these ‘Leisure’ pumps by L.A.M.B. that are really fantastic.  A closed toe is a must for a formal interview.  You may not be a high heel kinda gal, but this is where pain is gain.  Go as high as you can possibly go without looking like you’re in pain - a total wardrobe malfunction.  There are actual studies that show people associate trust and respect with height and taller people.  In this day in age, you gotta use whatever you can to LAND THAT JOB HUNEY! ;)  At 4 ½” with the 1” platform, these heels definitely fit the bill. 

The style of the ‘Leisure’ is perfect for an interview suit ensemble.  They are black, which keeps the focus on you, but they have the suede texture that gives the shoe some detailing.  Basic black smooth pumps are always great, but these give you that neutral backdrop while still letting people know you’re a gal with spunk and chicness.  The square toe is timeless to last you through the seasons.  The suede details are not too much so that you’re calling attention to your shoes, rather than your endless superior skills.  This is probably my most favorite example of editing your outfit.  The right amount of that little “something extra” to distinguish you but in a very classy, sophisticated and professional way is just evidence supporting your case of why you’re the best one to rock it out and be the new member of the team.

Even after you get that new job, these kicks are going to be a great alternative to your basic pumps to mix up that working girl wardrobe.  This makes the higher $295 price tag a little less hard to swallow.  They may be called ‘Leisure’ but are really more of a work investment.

If you’re in need of some prepping, these are some helpful interviewing tips at TheLadders.com.  They also had some great advice for anyone who wants to get farther in their current career.   Good luck my ladies!  Happy new year!


Anonymous said...

Love those shoes! I really like how the suede would give it a bit of detail and makes them stand out, but just enough to not detract from your outfit.

shoe-radar.com said...

Those are perfect! I love them! Happy New Year Doll! and Good Luck! ;) xoxo

The Working Girl's Shoe Closet said...

@Terry! HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome back :) yes, I think that its important to stay way from logos or anything signature, like a famous red sole, could send the wrong message to your potential employer... nobody likes that! ;)

The Working Girl's Shoe Closet said...

@Shoe-Radar: Thanks Shoeheart! I'm going for subtle elegance mixed with "you know you want this" ;) lol!

Mystical Lady said...

These shoes are Heartaising. The suttlety of date time wear, with the sexyness of party wear..Love 'em

The Working Girl's Shoe Closet said...

@Mystical Lady - SO ELOQUENT! Yes! indeed! :) xoxo *hearts*

Anonymous said...

I love those shoes! The shape of the toe and heel and the detail of the suede. Beautiful!

Unknown said...

@LovelyLaLa says: Love Love LOOOOVE!!!

Unknown said...

Thank you for the link for the interview tips! It's really helpful.

Love the shoes too :)


The Working Girl's Shoe Closet said...

@alicia & LovelyLaLa - Thanks ladies! Ms. Stefani has no let us working girls down! :)

@Jessica Hendrawidjaja - Very welcome! So glad to hear they are helpful!! :)

Thanks for stopping by Shoehearts!


www.aanchalbehl.com said...

Total agree - a shoe came make or break the outfit and a first impression.