Pretty Yet Practical Shoes Every Working Mom Should Own

Before I became a mom, I used to own an entire closet filled with shoes. I have a pair of for each color and every print I could think of. I have heels in stripes and leopard print; I have shoes with bows and feathers. I have classic heels and edgy ones. But I had to sell/donate almost everything to make room for my kids (I kept 3 of my favorite ones). And since then, every time I feel the need to buy a pair of shoes, I would always think how much wear I’d get out of them. I would always question myself, do I really need them or do I just want them because they’re pretty? Since having kids, I’ve always been drawn towards timeless shoes that I can wear season after season. Today, I am sharing 4 pretty yet practical shoes every working mom should own along with some stylish mom outfits you can wear with them.

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Classic Pumps

Steve Madden Daisie pumps in blush faux leather

woman wearing graffiti print jacquard dress, Steve Madden Daisie pump in blush faux leather, beige Chanel jumbo flap bag, Daniel Wellington watch, and Tiffany & Co. sunglasses

woman wearing graffiti print jacquard dress, Steve Madden Daisie pump in blush faux leather, beige Chanel jumbo flap bag, Daniel Wellington watch, and Tiffany & Co. sunglasses

outfit details: similar dress here and here // pumps // bag, cheaper alternatives here and here // similar sunglasses here and here // watch

Classic pumps are a must have in any woman’s closet, especially working moms. Classic pumps are not only practical, they are also timeless and can be worn regardless of the season. They will go great with suits, dresses, skirts, and pants. They add sophistication to any outfit; and they can even dress up your casual outfits.

Comfortable Sneakers

Glitter sneakers from amazon

woman wearing striped dress, denim jacket, glitter sneakers, mansur gavriel bucket bag, aviator sunglasses and daniel wellington watch

woman wearing striped dress, denim jacket, glitter sneakers, mansur gavriel bucket bag, aviator sunglasses and daniel wellington watch

outfit details: dress (wearing XL) // similar jacket here // sneakers (matching sneakers for your daughter!!!) // bag, cheaper alternatives here and here // similar sunglasses here and here // watch

On days when you have your hands full with mom duties, errands and play dates; or on days when you’ve simply had enough wearing heels, comfortable sneakers are your best bet. Not only will you look chic, especially when your sneakers are as fun as these glitter sneakers, but you’ll also have all the comfort that you need.




Statement Shoes

Aldo sequin statement heels

woman wearing cold shoulder top sweater, Express joggers, Aldo sequin statement heels, light blue Givenchy Antigona, and cateye sunglasses

woman wearing cold shoulder top sweater, Express joggers, Aldo sequin statement heels, light blue Givenchy Antigona, and cateye sunglasses

outfit details: similar top here and here // similar joggers here and here // similar pumps here and here // bag (in different color), cheaper versions here and here // similar sunglasses here

Every woman needs a pair of statement shoes at her disposal. Whether it has a vibrant color, bold print, or intricate details, it should be whatever speaks to you! Whenever you need that extra confidence or sexy-ness, take your statement shoes out of your closet and wear them like you mean it.

Wedge Sandals

Marc Fisher Kickoff Wedge Sandal in light pink with ruffle details

woman wearing chambray denim shirt, fuchsia a line skirt, Marc Fisher kickoff wedge sandals espadrilles in light pink, Burberry haymarket check tote, and cateye sunglasses

woman wearing chambray denim shirt, fuchsia a line skirt, Marc Fisher kickoff wedge sandals espadrilles in light pink, Burberry haymarket check tote, and cateye sunglasses

outfit details: similar shirt here // similar skirt here // wedge espadrilles // similar bag here (pre-loved), cheaper options here and here // similar sunglasses here // watch

Wedge sandals are a fun alternative to your typical heels. They are your best option if you aren’t comfortable walking in stiletto heels but want to benefit from the extra height and leg elongating effects of high heels. I can pretty much walk all day in wedge sandals AND ALSO run after the kids; that’s how comfortable they are. And they also work with pretty much everything.

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collage of different shoes, classic pumps, wedge espadrilles with ruffle details, glitter sneakers, and sequin statement heels with a text pretty yet practical shoes every working mom should own

What did you think of this post? Did you like any of the pretty yet practical shoes I shared, along with the stylish mom outfits I created with them? Which one is your favorite? Do you own any of these shoes? Let me know in the comments. You know I always love to hear from you.

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44 Comments

  1. Cassie Trin
    April 10, 2018 / 9:11 AM

    I’m definitely a sneakers girl but I love wedges too. Super cute but so comfy too:)

  2. Review This
    April 10, 2018 / 11:21 AM

    I love to wear sneakers nowadays as it’s easy to move around with toddler. This glittery sneakers looks classy.

    • April 12, 2018 / 11:52 AM

      That is so true! I wear them too whenever I’m running errands or on play dates. I got my daughter a matching glitter sneakers too! They’re so pretty!

  3. Anna English
    April 10, 2018 / 10:05 AM

    Totally agree with all your suggestions! I wear my sneakers more than anything!

  4. April 10, 2018 / 11:56 PM

    These are all such really good shoe ideas. I love the frilly wedges and the sneakers. So cute!!

  5. Caroline
    April 10, 2018 / 8:26 PM

    The ruffles on those wedges are just so cute. Great collection!

  6. Megan
    April 11, 2018 / 12:50 AM

    The rainbow pumps and glitter sneakers are so fun! I need to add those to my collection.

    Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com

  7. April 11, 2018 / 1:03 AM

    Love how you styled these babe! I think the nude pumps are a classic must have !!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  8. Jessica Battiato
    April 11, 2018 / 9:14 AM

    I love those! The pink wedge are so cute for spring! XO

  9. Jenny
    April 11, 2018 / 12:11 PM

    I so agree! I realized recently that my shoe wardrobe needs a bit of an update. Thanks for the reminders and ideas.

  10. Nita Ho
    April 11, 2018 / 12:38 PM

    I haven’t worn heels in such a long time that I’m sure they would be practical for me! However, I love those sneakers!

    • April 12, 2018 / 11:55 AM

      I stopped wearing heels for a while too because I injured my knees and then was either pregnant or with a baby for 2 years. LOL! I didn’t start wearing them again until last year or 2 years ago I believe. I found it hard to walk on them after not wearing them for how many years. I used to be able to run in 5-inch heels. So I started with 1-inch heels and slowly worked my way up until I got comfortable. LOL!

  11. Jazzmine Woodard
    April 11, 2018 / 1:56 PM

    I love those nude pumps! I tried to buy but the link appears to be broken. 🙁

  12. Becca Wilson
    April 11, 2018 / 2:33 PM

    Those glitter tennis shoes are so cute! I definitely need to look into getting a pair of these.

  13. Lolah ChristSoldiergirl Akingb
    April 11, 2018 / 10:45 PM

    I love these! I have pumps and not as fancy as this sneakers. Sadly I don’t have any statement shoes or wedges. I used to have wedges but they got spoiled from overuse lol.

  14. Sarah Lindner
    April 12, 2018 / 9:43 AM

    all Those shoes are so cute! esp those glitter sneakers!

    xoxo
    Sarah Lindner

  15. April 12, 2018 / 2:03 PM

    Wedges and sneakers are always good ideas – and you can’t go wrong with a classic pump!

  16. April 15, 2018 / 8:05 PM

    Oh my gosh, those gold sneakers are THE cutest!

    xo, Kristina

    • April 16, 2018 / 8:52 AM

      I couldn’t agree more! I knew I had to have them as soon as I saw them.

  17. April 15, 2018 / 9:55 PM

    All these options are lovely! I especially love the nude ones!

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