Shoesday: Styles to work from home

Greetings BusiChic

Do you have the opportunity to work from home? Even if I’m not planning on leaving the house or seeing anyone, I still like to start my day by getting changed out of my PJs and into an outfit that I feel comfortable and productive in. This winter we’ve moved into a house with floorboards which means I’m on the market for some house shoes that will keep me warm because I refuse to be distracted by my icy cold feet any longer!

Now I don’t know about you but when I’m working from home I don’t want to have to worry about lacing up – so that rules out my usual brogues and sneakers. Also while there are stylish lounge shoes like loafers and even ballet flats and skater shoes, warmth is my goal which pretty much rules those styles out. I figure that my options are as follows:

  • Slippers
  • Boots
  • Socks & Rugs

Here’s a look at a number of styles that have caught my eye.

Slippers

From the not-so-warm-but-cute to a style that make me feel like I’ll be walking on clouds…

Peter Alexander certainly know how to make comfy things chic! Here is their take on the classic "scuff" slipper that can be found at many other stores but which is stylishly executed here in contrasting navy upper and natural lining.

Peter Alexander certainly know how to make comfy things chic! Here is their take on the classic “scuff” slipper that can be found at many other stores but which is stylishly executed here in contrasting navy upper and natural lining. Like a cloud! Interestingly I’ve come across a NZ variation with the Possum scuff slipper (possums are a pest in NZ where they compete with native animals for food and even eat native birds’ eggs).

Mahabis have received awards for their stylish "re-invention" of the slipper.

My friend Aaron put me onto AMahabis which have received awards for their stylish “re-invention” of the slipper. Mahabis come with an optional rubber sole which are interchangeable and available in a range of colours- not pictured here though as I like them best in their most minimal state.

Boots

Argh! This one can be so confusing! In Australia and NZ the term “Ugg” refers generically to sheepskin boots however the term has been trademarked in the US. So in the current landscape we can have Australian-made Ugg Boots, “Uggs” trademarked by American-owned Uggs Australia while Peter Alexander has his “famous homeboots” and EMU Australia simply call them “boots”.

The Classic Ugg Boot by Australian Ugg Boots, also available in a number of colours like navy , pink and raisin.

The Classic Ugg Boot by Australian Ugg Boots, also available in a number of colours like navy, pink and raisin.

Ugg since 1975 Wintour ugg boot

There are many variations on the sheepskin boot these days, including this fashion-inspired take – the “Wintour” Ugg boot by Ugg since 1974

EMU Australia have recently released a waterproof boot to help keep warm if you take your boots out walking in wet weather.

EMU Australia have recently released a  range of waterproof boots to help keep warm if you take your boots out walking in wet, icy or snowy weather. This is the Paterson style.

Still not seen something you like? Ugg since 1974 have an online tool that enables customers to design their own ugg boot.

Socks & rugs

Rugs, I have been researching ways that we can add warmth to our home with stylish floor coverings. Here are two of my favourites matched to socks as I think that there are few things as nice as enjoying padding new carpets with socks on…

I wanted to have a third image for you showing super-warm sheepskin rugs and silky hosiery (currently enjoying this polka dot pair from Wade & Belle) however I couldn’t quite get find the imagery right. See I have also become fixated with the idea of laying sheepskin rugs all over our bed, sofas, chairs, benches, couches, floors – you name it. In my research however I’ve not come across any great pictures of a sheepskin rug on its own. My search continues!

Do you work from home? How do you keep your feet warm when you’re in the house? 

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    Comments

    1. bharatplaza says:

      Beautiful collection with amazing designs & colors.. <3

    2. I love these shoes. Thanks for your recommend.

    3. OMG that PA slippers!! That screams my name! 😀

    4. During this time of year I wish I could wear slippers all day long, whether I work from home or not 😛
      Grange showed me the Mahabis slippers a couple of sees ago and at first I wasn’t convinced, but on second inspection they’re quite cool.
      However I think I’m about to go ahead and buy some ankle uggs…they’ll definitely keep my tootsies warm.

      x Luci

      • Oh I hear you, Luci! The wool-lined ones look particularly cosy and so warm that I think they’d be the best thing to wear when trudging around our wintry streets!

        I was so close to getting the Mahabis but I’m currently leaning towards getting something Australian or NZ-made. So many choices!

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