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.
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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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15 Things That Need To Be Invented Now

The next round of needed life hacks.
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For Millennials, life is constantly being made easier. Compared to our parents' generation, almost everything about the way we run our day-to-day lives has been modified for speed, simplicity, and convenience. You want a cup of coffee? Here, have an instant cup of hot coffee at the push of a button! Missing your friend across the country? Call them with your smartphone, see them instantly! You can Google virtually any question, there is an app for every want and need; each step of the way Millennials are working to make things easier. I have a few ideas to contribute:

1. Extending USB cord: There must be USB plug that can stretch. The way a dogs leash will release more cord as it is pulled on, there needs to be a cord that can stretch as I roll over in bed without pulling the plug out of the wall. The struggle of being attached to a wall is too great.

2. Closet Organizer App: Some mornings you wake up and wonder how it was ever possible that you once found a decent looking outfit in your closet. Other days the prospect of having to dress yourself is just too much. There needs to be an app that can record what is in a closet and make an outfit, for any event, at the ready, similar to what Cher Horowitz has in Clueless.

3. Hangover Curing Drink: Stronger than Gatorade, better for you than pumping your stomach with Advil and water, and putting an end to the old "flu" excuse at work. A foolproof drink that can give everyone what they need to get up, pick their dignity off the floor, and soldier on. You all may thank me later.

4. Rent-A-Boyfriend: Have you ever had one of those weeks where you just need someone to bring you chocolate cake in bed and tell you you're beautiful? Maybe you really can't figure out how to build all the new Ikea furniture for your apartment and you are incapable of rounding up a guy friend to do it. Either way, the ability to rent a boyfriend on a needed basis would be quite handy. Think of all the stuff they could do for you, then you get to return them when you're done! It's like a dream.

5. Parking Tracker: What is it about parking garages that suddenly make everyone's memory go blank? Whatever the reason for the world's inability to keep track of their cars once stationary, it needs to be resolved. Too many minutes are lost aimlessly wandering the garage carrying heavy shopping bags. Please, someone invent a tracking app for your car, so that you can remember exactly where you parked and follow the map directly to it.

6. Forever-Hot Coffee Mug: I'm not sure what type of wizardry would be required to create a coffee mug that can abolish the awful lukewarm state that coffee turns into after such a short period of time, but someone needs to discover it. Long nights of studying and hours-long brunches of switching between the mimosa and the sweet nectar of the Gods will be forever changed by never again fearing cool coffee.

7. Teleportation Pad: The year is 2015; I was promised a flying car. In lieu of the flying car -- I am willing to accept teleportation pads. Think about travel becoming as easy as "stand here and click that button." Imagine not having to bother putting on a bra to go from your apartment to your friend's apartment for wine night! This could be revolutionary.

8. Sassy Siri: Every girl could use someone to help them come up with the perfect come back in a pinch, and who better than Siri! With her constantly involved in your conversations, it would be easy to just ask Siri for a little sass-assistance the next time your best frenemy mocks your highlights.

9. Compliment Earrings: If you have never seen Aquamarine, go rent it now. For those who recall, the star fish earrings were "notorious suck ups" to the girls who wore them. Imagine going through a tough day, when unexpectedly you are given a compliment! Talk about a great mid-day pick up.

10. Food Printer: My stalking of Pinterest food pages has progressed from a mild addiction to a full blown problem; I always find I want the things I see in the pictures immediately. I want to be able to hit print on one of the pictures and have those lemon-blueberry iced cupcakes in my kitchen right then.

11. Necklace De-Tangler: Ladies across the country lose thousands of necklaces to tangled knots. Chains break, two beautiful separates become one big mess, and before you know it your jewelry box is empty! There must be a machine where one could drop their knotted necklaces and have them come out the other side in perfect condition.

12. Hot Slippers: On a cold Monday morning when walking around the kitchen, debating which is worse, waking up or being awake, it would be nice to be comfortable. Nice pajamas are all well and good, but a fuzzy pair of slippers that can become warm? That is the dream. There is no morning too grey or hangover too intense that would not be cured with these slippers.

13. Calorie Rewind: There needs to be a way to take back that entire pepperoni pizza you ate last night. Whether you were not in the proper state of mind to be making that decision, or even if it was emotional turmoil over exams; it shouldn't count. Perhaps the next big thing in weightloss is a pill that allows you to take back a meal. A way to go back in time and undo that embarrassing trip to the doughnut shop down the road in favor of a more healthy alternative? Not a bad idea.

14. Sleepy-Time Studying: How awesome would it be if you could fall asleep with headphones in and wake up knowing an entire textbook? Humans spend an average of 26 years sleeping-- there should be a way to put that time to good use. A way to absorb the information while you sleep should be the next big invention. It would be the perfect cure to the all nighter!

15. Decision Making App: Desperately struggling to pick where to go for dinner? Unable to decide whether to go out or stay in? Unsure of whether it's a day for heels or for flats? These are the everyday questions faced by thousands of Millennials. We need to find a cure for the indecisiveness. An app that takes the guess work out of meaningless day to day questions such as, "Do I want a grande or a vent?" (Or I suppose you could just flip a coin...)

Bonus 16. Articles That Write Themselves: I wish I had a magic box I could give an idea to and it would instantly put print out the article I am trying to write.

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Spend A Little And Save A Lot With These Tips — You Can Thank Me Later

Live a better lifestyle by not worrying about money!
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Are you ever in that situation where you only have $10 in your bank account? I know I've been there. If you don't know how to save money, you could be in that situation by the end of the month. Each month a college student needs to pay for rent, gas, groceries, and other expenses. Whether you're independent or you depend on your parents for money, you are responsible for how you manage money. Now is the time to save money and budget since it's summer and we have a break from school.

Since it's summer, you have time for a job. Once you get paid, put that money in your savings. This is a good idea because then you won't spend it right away. You could save this money for a trip later on. This will also help you become more independent of yourself because you are paying, making you more responsible for yourself.

Sooner or later you will graduate from college and live on your own so if you start early, you will be more prepared and won't get hit with reality immediately because you are already used to paying off some dues. College students don't realize that after college we need start working and that means paying taxes and all that fun stuff. If you plan and budget your money before graduating, life will become easier for you.

One way to save money is to avoid eating out. Instead, buy groceries and cook a healthy meal. It's a win-win situation. You save money and you are eating healthy. Also, some grocery stores are more expensive than others. Try going to Food-for-Less, for example.

While shopping, avoid any junk food like cookies and chips. You don't need that type of food since it's expensive! Buy fruits and vegetables instead. Also, plan ahead for what you are planning to buy so you can go in and out knowing what's going to be in your cart. Your total can be around $30 if you plan wisely.

Another way to save money is to avoid spending money on new clothes or other new objects like a phone or a computer. First of all, all material objects are expensive. And if you spend all your money at once, you will be broke. Avoid going to stores in the first place. You will not get the temptation of spending money. If you do go to a mall, then leave your wallet in your car. Be strong and don't give into temptation.


With all these tips, you are able to save money wisely. You will be a better person in life. Sooner or later, you'll be more independent within yourself. It's a done deal.

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