Some people often overlook their attire and how important it plays a role in society. What you wear automatically sets you up for what people feel your personality is, and your social status. For many centuries, the clothing you wore represented your income, how you viewed yourself, and if you knew how to put yourself together.
It is crucial that you know what you are wearing and how others are going to perceive you when you wear that outfit. Something that is important to consider is your choice of shoes.
Shoes are a way someone can tell where a person is coming from, and where a person is going. When should you wear a certain type of shoe, and why? These are questions we are going to discuss today.
When to wear dress shoes and are they important?
The main topic of this article is when you should be wearing dress shoes. There are so many different types of shoes to choose from: loafers, running shoes, dress, casual, etc. the list goes on and on.
For women that list gets even more extensive with heels and boots thrown into the mix. But why dress shoes, and when should you be wearing them?
For over 100 years, shoes have reflected the position a person was in and were very important in a work environment. Now, it all depends on what type of work environment you are in but we will offer you a few examples.
If you are in any type of business that is of a professional nature (e.g. a bank or working in an office) and are thinking that you want to move up in the business, we recommend that you wear dress shoes every day. You want to make sure that they are polished and clean when you wear them around the office.
A simple tip that we give, especially if the weather is not good outside, is to leave a great set of dress shoe at the office and wear boots or shoes you do not care so much about to and from work. When you get to work, just change into your dress shoes; it is as simple as that.
If you work in an environment dealing with customers and sales reps, typically in sales, you should be wearing dress shoes. They just exude a new-found level of professionalism that other shoes just can’t.
We are sure that if you are in a professional work setting, your boss, or someone else who is in charge has already laid out their own thoughts and rules for work attire dress code, and this probably includes a caveat on work shoes.
Dress shoes go great with even more casual outfits, so even if there is a more casual day at work, we recommend that you still wear dress shoes in the workplace.
For social gatherings
Other than just work, you should also consider wearing dress shoes out to social gatherings and events, primarily, if you are going on a date. If you are going to a fancier restaurant, or out on the town, shoes can still say a lot about your personality and how you view yourself.
Wearing a great set of dress shoes will set you apart from the crowd and will draw people to you.
As well, other than just dates, it is common knowledge that you will want to wear dress shoes to multiple big events in your life. You must wear them to weddings, funerals, and every other kind of event in between (such as a bar mitzvah, and a variety of birthday celebrations)
What to look for
With so many areas to wear dress shoes, you need to make sure you have enough on hand to cycle through. The biggest thing to look for is the comfort level of the dress shoe.
Even though the look is so important, if you are going to wear them for a while, and feel uncomfortable when they’re on your feet, you won’t want to wear them. Also, make sure they are durably made and will not wear and tear too easily, especially if you wear them more than four days a week.
Dress shoes are one of the most important wardrobe attire purchases that you can make as they will help turn your look to one that is professional and respectable. We hope this article has helped you understand the importance of where and when to wear dress shoes.