Fashion Shoes Spice Up Your Office Outfits With These 8 Business Casual Shoe Ideas Black pumps are nice, but these options will add some flair to your look. By Amber Rambharose Published on March 1, 2023 @ 07:00AM Pin Share Tweet Email In This Article View All In This Article Printed Pumps Quilted Flats Bold Block Heels Pointed-Toe Loafers Ballet Flats Velvet Slippers Moto-Loafers Metallic Slingbacks Photo: Getty Images It is a fact universally acknowledged that a business casual wardrobe doesn’t have to be a boring one. That said, choosing the right pair of business casual shoes can be a bit of a challenge. There’s a fine line to toe, if you catch our drift, between expressing your personal style and still keeping things office-appropriate. It can be easy to stick to the same tried, true, and timeless black pointed-toe pumps for all your business casual shoe needs, but that can also get boring. If you find yourself sick of the same old slingbacks or flats, these eight business casual shoe ideas just might put a pep in your step. Rather than reinvent the wheel, the business casual shoes below mix things up without straying from what works. You’ll see familiar, foot-friendly styles amped up with details that’ll make you want to wear them seven days a week and on holidays. The 7 Best Chunky Loafers of 2023 Printed Pumps Getty Images Low heels might appear unassuming next to sky-high stilettos or stacked platforms, but a bold print changes everything. A pump with a low heel and an eye-catching pattern make a fashion statement without hurting your feet and can tie your entire wardrobe together. Quilted Flats Getty Images Flats are a familiar favorite in the business casual fashion world because, let’s face it, they’re easy to wear and they’re comfortable as heck. A simple detail like the quilting on these two-toned flats makes them the perfect choice for slacks on Monday and your fave baggy boyfriend jeans on the weekend. 7 Shoes That Never Go Out of Style Bold Block Heels Getty Images Block heels can be hit or miss, but there’s no denying that they make sense with almost every business casual outfit you can dream up. When it comes to keeping things fun and fresh, opting for an eye-catching color or pattern really levels up these classic heels. Pointed-Toe Loafers Getty Images Lately, loafers have experienced a bit of a punk revival, which we love, no shade. But there’s another very business casual friendly way to wear this style of shoe. A pair of loafers with a pointed toe serves up more feminine energy while remaining trendy. Ballet Flats Getty Images You could say that ribbons are the current disruptors of the ballerina flat world. Ribbons don’t just add delicacy to a pair of flats, they’re also evocative of the style’s namesake which is a major spring trend. Just ask Bella Hadid. The 8 Best Ballet Flats of 2023 That Are Chic, Comfortable, and Far From Basic Velvet Slippers Getty Images Fun and flirty, velvet slippers are an on-the-go go-to. Finding one with a subtle print in a contrasting finish — like the gold hearts on these mauve velvet flats — will breathe new life into this classic style. Moto-Loafers Getty Images Remember those punk rock loafers we mentioned earlier? They also get the business casual seal of approval. A thick platform, subtle silver or gold hardware, and a rounded toe keep this style from leaning too far into casual. 4 Easy Outfit Ideas That Look Infinitely Cooler With a Pair of Platforms Metallic Slingbacks Getty Images Slingbacks aren’t likely to go anywhere anytime soon. There are simply too many fun ways to wear this style of shoe. You can pair them with thick tights or socks or slip in your bare feet without budging from the sweet spot between bossed up and being the boss. To tip the scales even further into the fashion-forward direction, try working a pair of metallic slingbacks into your business casual shoe rotation. After all, metallics are basically neutrals, right?