First impressions count, especially at a networking event where what you wear can broadcast so much to potential clients or future colleagues. The goal is to neither shout too loudly nor shrink into the surroundings. Aim to fall somewhere in the middle with a look that’s polished but memorable and most importantly, can invite conversation.
That’s right — our pro tip is that a fabulous pair of shoes is the ultimate icebreaker. Dress in whatever makes you feel the most confident, then finish it off with a pair of heels or flats that won’t be like any others in the room. Don’t worry, we have suggestions to get your outfit planning started on the right foot.
Consider The Monica in Mocha, the ultimate in wearability with personality. Wear it as you would any other taupe- or nude-colored slingback, letting the artful silhouette do all the talking. We love this paired back to similar beige tones for a monochromatic look, or paired with a bold pop of color for a notched up neutral.
The Giana in Burgundy is a classic pump with a sculptural design element at the heel that reliably attracts commentary from other style lovers. We are partial to this style with a cropped pant (we love how it dresses up dark denim) or a dress so that you can see the full heel.
A standout color combination isn’t always about brights. The Sofia in Black and White takes two of the most classic colors around and mixes them together for impact. Try accessorizing with contrasting neutral pants or a bold coat for maximum impact.