4 Summer Shoes You Can Wear To The Office

4 Summer Shoes You Can Wear To The Office

Because some of us still have to work.

Whether you’re full-on adulting or just interning for the summer, it's not unheard of for you to have to adapt to a dress code. I know its a rude wake-up call from flip-flops and sneakers, but the good news is that even business casual/formal environments have relaxed a lot in most recent years.

So don’t buy a new ‘shoedrobe’ yet—it’s probable you have similar shoes to the ones below in your closet. Below are four types of shoes you can actually get away with wearing to the office this summer.

1. Simple Flats.

Women's Grandeur Huarache Flat- $39.99- Famous Footwear

Flats are generally comfortable and stylish. They also come in handy especially if you're on your feet a lot during the day. Flats are also great for busy mornings when you need a quick shoe to hurry out the door. What we love about these shoes is the wicker-pattern throughout that makes them unique. They're brown, so that means this shoe can be worn with most colors. This shoe, in particular, has grip soles which can be handy for temporary aide if you run into slippery/wet weather on the way to work.

2. The Kitten Heel Sandal.

East 5th's Oyster Women's Flat Sandals- $19- JCPenney

Although you're giving open toe and open heel with a shoe like this, you're also getting a little bit of height, which is a "professional shoe" trait. The sturdy band that holds the toe thong also covers the skin of the foot. A shoe like this is best worn in a business casual environment with pants, capris or a long dress.

3. The Strappy Heel.

Taylor Natural Suede Ankle Strap Heels- $31- LuLu's

This heel is for the classic gal who wants to dress it up a bit. The strappy sandal can be worn with almost any outfit, from wide leg pants too short skirts or jumpsuits. Strappy sandals in skin tone colors add length to your legs, making them appear longer and slimmer. These strappy heels, in particular, are made with vegan leather, so not only are you saving the animals, you're looking cute doing it.

4. The Wedge with an Edge.

So Perch Women's Wedges-$34.99- Kohl's

This high heeled wedge is perfect for a business casual or formal work environment. This shoe from Kohl's has a vented pattern at the top that allows your foot to breathe, which prevents discomfort and sweating. The shoes are padded on the inside for extra comfort, and the ankle straps at the top of the shoe will keep your foot from moving around. If your dress code requires strapped sandals, this is an adorable way to adhere to that rule.

What do your favorite work shoes look like? Let us know below!

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To The Nursing Major

Is it all worth it?

"You're going to feel like quitting. You're going to struggle. You'll have days where you'll wonder, 'what's it all for?' You'll have days when people attempt to break you down, or challenge your intelligence, skills and right to be where you are. You'll have moments when you question your own abilities, and perhaps your sanity - but you'll rise. You'll rise, because your strength as a nurse is not determined by one grade, one shift or one job - it's an ongoing journey of learning, honor, humility and a chance to make even the smallest difference in the lives of your patients."

Don't ever give up on achieving your dreams to be a nurse. Keep pushing forward, no matter how hard it is. Nursing is not an easy major. You will have very little, if any, time to do anything other than study. But just think about how great it will feel to connect with a patient, pray with them, and even save his or her life. This will make all of the late night studying, weekly breakdowns, countless cups of coffee, and tests so hard all you want to do is cry, worth it. To see a patient's face light up when you walk in his or her room will make your heart melt and you'll know you chose the right major.

The kind of nurse you will be isn't based on a test grade, it's based on your heart for the people you are caring for. You may have failed a class, but don't let that ruin you. Try again and keep pushing toward your goal. Don't allow others around you to drag you down and tell you you aren't good enough to be a nurse. Show them how strong you are and that you will never give up. There will be days when all you want to do is quit, I know I question my major more than once a week; however, there is a patient out there that needs you and your caring heart. You can do this, have faith in yourself that you can move mountains.

I will say that you definitely must have a heart for nursing. Personally, I want to be a Pediatric Oncologist and work at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Just the thought of those precious children going through the hardest part of their lives, keeps me going so that I can be there for them. I want to be a light to my patients and their families during a dark time. When I feel like giving up, I just think about how many lives I have the chance to touch and I keep on going. So when you feel like giving up, just think about your future patients and how you can make a difference, even if its only for one person. I love the quote from Katie Davis that states, "I will not change the world, Jesus will do that. But I can change the world for one person. So I will keep loving, one person at a time." Even though this quote is about foreign missions, I believe it fits the mold for nursing as well. Nurses have the opportunity to change the world for people everyday. Just remember that, smile, don't give up, and keep pushing toward your goal.

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