We'll let you in on a little WFH productivity hack: it's as simple as changing your footwear. The psychology of getting ready for work despite working from home doesn't just end at doing your making and picking out a nice dress - it includes the kind of footwear you choose as well.
Just as different heel heights can communicate different messages, the way you pick out your footwear may make a difference in your daily productivity.
Put away your house slippers for after 5 PM and allow us to give you some quick WFH footwear tips.
Comfy but stylish
If you can't quite give up your flats privilege as a perk from working at home, you don't need to. Luckily, we live in a creative day and age where extremely comfortable footwear comes in a variety of beautiful styles and colors.
You can go for slides that use color sparingly but up the volume on texture, or slides that are the exact opposite, or ones that balance both well.
Add a little height
If you're not afraid of wearing a bit of height from the comforts of your home (hello, Victoria Beckham), then a pretty mule might be right up your alley.
A tip when using high heels: a nice heel that tapers into a thicker square at the bottom will provide more stability and won't stress out your feet as much.
A pop of color
When we think happy feet, we don't necessarily think of dancing animated penguins. What this often looks like for the average WFH gal is a happy burst of color.
When we find ourselves getting tired throughout the workday, a quick glance down at a cute pair of sunny heels on our feet helps - we consider them our second cup of coffee.
The return of the kitten heel
If you think kitten heels died along with the film Mean Girls, we're here to let you know that they are as relevant as ever. A slight elevation of your footwear won't tire your feet out but will completely change your aesthetic game.
Personally, we think kitten heels trick our brain into thinking we donned workwear. This helps motivate us to stay in the zone throughout the day.
Ankle straps to the rescue
Ankle straps play a very functional role in shoe comfortability - they are not just meant to be sexy. No matter what shoe height you choose, an ankle strap heel will make a world of a difference in giving you that I'm-at-work feel with minimal foot pain.
And of course, they're pretty sexy.
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