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5 Rules We Swear By When Getting Dressed for Work

Remember these five rules next time you are getting dressed for work. 

Do you ever stumble out of bed on a workday only to stare into your closet and moan, “I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!” Well, my friend, you are not alone. I take part in that predicament almost every day. For me, it is important that I am dressed appropriately for work and comfortable. Who can get any work done when their pants are too tight or their shirt keeps riding? I sure can’t. So I like using the following rules when I get dressed for work:

1. Wear comfortable shoes!

There is nothing better than a cute pair of shoes with all-day comfort. We all have things to stress about throughout the workday and having uncomfortable shoes should not be one of them! I personally recommend Ozone for a cute sandal or Leeds, if you are looking for a bit of a lift.

2. Practice safe lengths!

Remember: you are at work! Wearing short skirts or low cut tops might have you tugging at your clothes all day so might as well keep them in your closet. I’m not saying to cover up from head to toe, but keep things at an appropriate length. When in doubt, I use the arm’s length rule: make sure your skirt or dress rests lower than your fingertips when your arms are resting straight down.

3. Dress the part!

It’s important to dress appropriately for your industry and role. If you work at a startup where it’s ok to be more casual, go for it! Work at a fashion brand? Feel free to take risks and trend it up. If you work at a law firm, go a bit more professional. Whatever the case, make sure you are dressed for the job. (And for the job that you want!)

4. Care, even if casual!

Trust me, I love a casual look more than most, but I always make sure to put thought into my outfit. For example, I like pairing a tee-shirt and denim skirt with a cute pair of heels. I wear my Hapuku’s with almost every casual look I own! Remember that accessorizing a casual outfit goes a long way.

5. Embrace what makes you unique!

YOU DO YOU! Show your style and personality at work! Spice up your work-appropriate look with something that makes your individuality stand out.

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Sandal Season: A Round Up Of Our Favorite Picks For 2019

Sandal season is finally here, my friends!

I am so excited to announce that it’s finally that time of the year again – sandal (and pedicure) season! We can finally bring our sandals and wedges back into the mix to pair with slip dresses, cut off shorts, and summer jumpers. We love how versatile our sandals are – ranging from strappy to full coverage and micro-wedge to super wedge. Dress them up, dress them down, wear them all over town. Check out a few of our favorite sandal picks so far this year for outfit inspiration from some Blowfish Malibu babes. 

Blumoon

This sandal features a unique silhouette, a micro-wedge heel, inside zipper, and accent ankle straps. Don’t forget about Blowfish Malibu’s signature slightly cushioned footbed, too. With this style and comfort, you won’t want to take Blumoon off for the entire season! Wear them while romping around the beach, or strutting your stuff in Hollywood.

@meganraeoflight, Rosemary Kunigan

Bungalow

Stride all day in this ultra strappy sandal! The Blowfish Malibu Bungalow is the perfect sandal to pair with a casual summer dress or shorts and a tank! The double ankle strap accent and slightly-cushioned footbed that is signature to all of Blowfish’s sandals make this sandal not only chic but comfortable. Plus, the heel zipper lets you get in and out of these super quick. Take these babies to your next destination vacation for the ultimate combination of cool and comfort!

@kimguevaraaa,@natdaddieco,@laurenvalliaz

Leeds

Need an extra boost in the height department? Don’t worry, me too! That’s why Leeds is my go-to wedge for occasions when I need to be comfortable and dressed to kill. These sandals effortlessly pair with denim jeans or your favorite summer dress. Leeds features a faux-leather upper and buckle detailing at the ankle. Added bonus? This style is registered vegan by the Vegan Society!

@ginasobelman,@ootd.alma.style,@sequinsandsales,@theangelajones,@lifewcasey_,@shaylee_lane

Makara

Ensure your summer looks are California-cool with Makara from Blowfish Malibu. This platform sandal features a faux stacked sole with a molded footbed and faux leather upper. Don’t forget the cute details like the dented studs, branded buckle, and O-ring detail. These beauties are perfect for your casual lazy days, but also when you still want to look cute. Pair Makara with your favorite maxi dress or boyfriend jeans and a vintage top for that ultra Cali look.

@headoverheelsga,@mama.shocks

We would love to hear about your top picks and, of course, see how you pair them with your favorite outfits. Tag us @blowfishmalibu for a chance to be featured! 

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