City girls need beautiful and comfortable shoes that take you from office to evening in effortless style. Take classic styles and add prints, or flashes of colour that personalise your footwear. And as Upper Street shoes use 100% leather that lets your feet breathe (no sweaty synthetic in sight!) you’ll be comfortable all day and night.
So pack away those tedious black stilettos and say hello to individually designed shoes…
Keep it simple. Sometimes all you need is a premium material to make the difference. Black snakeskin is smart, but in no way boring. If you can get away with it, a contrasting heel in red patent or animal print will really give that work shoe an evening edge.
Use contrast in moderation. Try coral, a striking accent to jet-black Italian satin. Used sparingly, it gives your office shoes the edge you need to see you to the bar after work. Using either asymmetric detail or counter back and heel gives your design the sharp edge it needs.
Warm browns. A pair of chocolate patent or leather peep-toes is a fantastic alternative to black. Try accents of camel or leopard to give that little extra flair to take you into evening. View our brown shoe gallery for more inspiration.
Brogue vogue. Our contemporary brogue shoe style is tailor-made for city girls. In a more conservative environment, choose deeper shades that tone together, like ruby and purple. In a more relaxed workplace, go for it with a pop of bright colour like emerald, tangerine or yellow.
Reveal your studs after dark. By day this burgundy snakeskin ballet flat with a panelled front and back of burgundy leather and suede is office-friendly. At night add the thick burgundy snakeskin ankle strap embellished with studs for an after-dark look.
Cap it off. A toe-cap and counter is smart for the office, but working with a bang up to date colour like emerald green, gives it edge. A triple strap gives the design a further contemporary twist, to lift your shoe right out of the door as you exit for an evening on the tiles.
For more city slicker inspiration, browse our workwear shoe gallery , or read our guide to designing shoes with colour for more useful tips. Alternatively, order materials from our Swatch Store to see and feel our materials.
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