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House shoes: the best backless pairs to replace your slippers while you work from home

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Swap your trusty slippers for a pair of slip-on fancy flats – house shoes will go with all your working from home outfits. 

Being in the house more has altered our everyday uniforms quite dramatically. While dressing from the waist up for Zoom calls is fun, and buying luxe pyjamas just to get five minutes longer in bed before any virtual socialising has been a perk, many of us are probably ready for a bit of normality to resume. Little changes you make to the way you dress now, though, might be a helpful kickstart to preparing yourself to life post-lockdown.

Whether that’s starting to use your curling tongs once again, setting your alarm that little bit earlier or wearing your much-loved loungewear less often, there are lots of baby steps that can be taken. You don’t have to ditch home comforts all together, none of us are ready for that, but small tweaks such as swapping your slippers for backless (easy to slip on and off) house shoes are a small step to make in the right direction. 

So, what’s the difference between the two? Slippers should be kept for when you’re settling down into your bedtime routine and house shoes can then be worn with your daily outfits. This way, you’re separating your on-duty and off-duty time in the house. Although house shoes have a hard sole compared to slippers that are often soft, they’re not to be worn outside of the house in order to keep them clean. House shoes are also the chicer, more stylish older sister of the humble slipper. 

Some brands have tapped into everyone’s love for the new fancy footwear and created collections dedicated to the at-home shoe. Sleeper’s dreamy drop of bow-detail pairs in luxe fabrics have been a hit with influencers and fashion editors alike. 

Then there are velvet pairs by Olivia Morris, satin styles at Aquazurra and the high street brands including Cos and Oysho have offered up paired-down, simple iterations. 

Here’s our edit of the house shoes you’ll want to wear on repeat. 

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