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Ballerina Flats with Business Outfits: Our Styling Tips

To make a stylish appearance, your look has to be pulled together from head to toe: so, the first impression counts! Choosing the right shoes plays a big role in your overall look. High heels look great, but after a little while, they leave your feet feeling painful. The comfortable alternative: ballerina flats.


It depends on the dress code

In some companies, there’s still a mandatory dress code. If this is the case in your workplace, the dress code usually depends upon your branch and position, and can range from business formal to casual. Here, we’ll walk you through the differences.


Business Formal

This dress code is the most formal, and is most frequently seen in executive positions, the financial sector or in the insurance sector. Women in these positions often choose a classic pantsuit or suit jacket with a pencil skirt; regardless of the type of suit, the color is almost
always black, dark blue or grey. Underneath the suit jacket, it’s most common to wear a light-colored blouse: either white or pastel colored. Modest, knee-length dresses—paired with nude pantyhose—also fall into the business formal category. Finally, an outfit can be paired with high-heels or close-toed shoes with a low heel.

Our tip: If you’ve got plans for after work, simply bring a pair of ballerina flats along with you to the office. Then, once you leave, you can switch over to your comfortable flats—your feet will thank you.


Business Casual

A business casual outfit is elegant yet informal. For a business casual outfit, you can pair a blouse with a casual blazer and a knee-length skirt.  Modern, wide-legged pants also fit very nicely with a business casual outfit. Wearing a blazer isn’t a “must,” but opting for
one can definitely give your outfit that final sleek touch. When choosing shoes, you don’t have to wear high-heels: so, to keep your day comfortable, you can go for some high-quality ballerina flats.

Smart Casual

The best way to describe a smart casual outfit is with three words: upscale everyday clothes. Smart casual is especially popular in young companies, where feeling comfortable at the office is equally important as it is during one’s free time. No matter if you opt for a dress, skirt
or pants, the outfit ought to still look serious and pulled together. Cardigans, pullovers, t-shirts and dark jeans are also in order; you should just avoid ripped or heavily distressed jeans. When it comes to choosing shoes for your smart casual outfit, your choice range is much wider: you can choose ballerina flats, chic sneakers or even ankle boots.


When it comes to casual style, there aren’t any real dress code rules; “casual” is simply a normal, everyday look. Casual wear can be colorful or eye-catching, but there are still a few ground rules that you should keep in mind. Even in the summer, shorts and mini skirts are
generally a no-go. Tube tops or tank tops with spaghetti straps should be tastefully combined with something like an elegant kimono or chic, long skirt. When it comes to shoes, you can feel free to choose anything (besides flip-flops or slippers, of course.) Even nice sandals are a “yes” for casual work outfits.


Our tips - pairing ballerina flats with business outfits

  • Your pant hems shouldn’t touch the shoes. Instead, leave a bit of ankle showing.

  • Skirts should fall either just above or just below the knee. The best skirt style to pair with ballerina flats are a-line skirts.

  • Pointed ballerina flats are sexy and elegant; they make the foot look both smaller and longer.

  • Round-toed ballerina flats look natural and girly—always a great choice.

  • If you aren’t able to wear flat shoes to the office, always keep a pair of emergency ballerina flats in your car or handbag.

  • As for wearing socks with ballerina flats: there are mixed opinions out there. If it’s cold, you might be better off opting for a pair of Chelsea Boots.

  • Always keep your ballerina flats clean and well cared for. Our Eco Ballerinas are machine washable at 30°C (90°)


Giesswein Eco Ballerinas Made of Recycled PET Plastic

Office shoes don’t just need to look good—they also need to be comfortable. Thanks to our unique 3D Knit Technique, our Eco Ballerinas mold perfectly to your feet. They’re made of 100% recycled PET plastic, and have a sustainable natural rubber sole. Our sustainable ballerina flats are
great for all types of weather; they’re both water repellant and machine washable. Choose between our two chic styles: “pointy” and “round,” depending on your own personal style.