Can you be forced to wear heels for work?

 The Guardian has reported that a UK receptionist at accountancy firm PWC, has been sacked after refusing to wear heels for work.  Did someone say it was 2016…they must have missed that!

Check out the story here. It’s worth a read!

At Ruby Slippers, we love a heel, but we are totally backing Nicola (the poor receptionist) in her campaign #myheelsmychoice.  No women should be forced to wear heels for work….seriously, even SJP wears flats, and no one bought into that crazy chick in Jurassic World out running a T-REX in heels?!?

There is nothing unprofessional about wearing flat shoes, the key is choosing the right pair. If you are wearing a suit or channeling a smart, corporate look we would always recommend a pointed toe flat, so your shoes don’t look out of place.

Here’s our top pic of flats perfect for the office:

Charles and Keith, $69

Marc Jacobs, at Barney New York, $400.95

Shoes of Prey at David Jones, $219

ASOS, $46

Witchery, $129.95


Wittner, $179.95


Nine West, $129.95

So ditch the heels, get some super sexy flats!

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Need some help finding the perfect pair of boots for Winter?

They are the must purchase item for Autumn/Winter, you know you’ll wear them to death, so picking the right pair is a high pressured decision!

Do you go black or brown? Ankle boot, knee or over knee. Then there’s heel height!! Looking at the wall of choice in the store can be a little daunting, so let Ruby Slippers Stylist’s help you pick the perfect pair!

Our team of Stylist’s, have selected their boot of choice for this Autumn Winter:

Rachel’s pick:



alais mae

Love these gorgeous brown boots, super versatile they will go with dresses, jeans, skirts pants, the list is endless!

Alais Mae at The Iconic, $239.95

Ishtar’s pick:


Add a bit of spice to your winter wardrobe with these sexy boots!  Nine West, $219.95


Gemma’s pick:


Metallic and fringing…these are the bomb!  Midas, $248

Leiza’s pick:

manningcartellNeed a going out boot? These have you covered. SUPER sleek and sexy!  Manning Cartell, $599

Vishi’s pick:  

Perfect for day/casual, but the versatile suede can easily be dressed up and this colour goes with everything!

Nine West, $199.95

Laura’s pick:


Gorgeous black day boot with an edge! These look super stylish with dresses and skirts, but team with jeans just as well. The perfect all rounder!

Wanted, $229.95

Sarah’s pick:

country road

The classic black boot, but that buckle detail just gives it a little something extra!

Country Road, $249


Before making your important winter purchase…remember the key points to think about:

  • What do you want them for? Casual, work, going out?
  • What kind of heel height are you realistically looking for?
  • Looking at your winter wardrobe, will you wear them more with black coloured clothing or blues/greys?

Like a good game of  ‘Guess Who’, this should lead you to your perfect pair!

Happy boot shopping, and if you need our assistance we offer personal shopping and styling sessions in Sydney and Melbourne and can help find you the perfect pair, and the perfect winter wardrobe.