I promised in my last week’s article that I would give more options for investment pieces for your summer internship. Here you go, my second investment piece, none other than: the shoes.
Being an intern is not going to be easy. We will have to always be on our feet and ready to take on whatever task will be handed to us. We might even have to run around (literally) to complete the to-do list given by our bosses! Now imagine having to do all those while looking professional and put together … in the heat.
The perfect pair shoes can make everything easier if they are comfortable, light and preferably neutral colored (so they can match with a lot of different outfits). That is why I think this Tory Burch peep toe wedge is a great splurge for a summer internship.
Bloomingdale’s, Tory Burch Peep Toe Wedge Pumps - Eddie; $250
The simplicity and sleekness portray professionalism, the look we all need to impress our bosses (and maybe even the whole office). The wedges are only 2.5 inches high, enabling us to move easier –and faster– without having to sacrifice our desire for additional height (you ladies know how good it feels to wear heels, right?).
Now the peep toe, don’t even get me started on the peep toe! It gives a laid back, summer feel to a structured wedge without becoming completely casual (like sandals, which you should definitely stay away from.) You can also easily transform your work look into a going-out look for those fun summer nights with your friends or beau, without having to change your shoes.
They’re surprisingly comfortable, too. I personally know someone who lives in Tory Burch wedges, and let’s just say she survived walking up and down the stairs of a construction building. True story.
Sadly, these perfect peep toes are pretty pricey, and that’s not perfectly ideal for everyone. If you want to spend less, but get the same look, Forever 21 has a similar pair for you!
Forever 21, Peep Toe Wedges; $24.80
Made out of faux leather, also peep toed and also available in neutral colors, these are the true definition of a bargain. The only problem is that it’s 1.5 inches higher.
I do recommend that you wear these shoes around before your internship starts so that your feet gets used to it and won’t hurt on your first day! Yikes. Please let that pain be far away from our internship experience as possible.
So will you put your best foot forward this summer in a save ... or a splurge?
This fashion piece is part of Sazanka Idris’ weekly lifestyle column, “Save or Splurge,” which compares products or services to help college students manage their budgets.
By: Sazanka Idris