Shoe Trend: Loafers and How to Style Them

Let’s start off with some fashion vocabulary, because one of the common mistakes is to mix up loafers and moccasins. Loafers and moccasins count as slippers or slip-ons, but although they look pretty similar, there’s one thing that makes the difference: Loafers have flat heels and moccasins don’t!

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Now that it’s clear what shoe we are actually talking about, let me tell you a bit about the revival of this shoe-classic. Loafer’s been around for decades and became popular in the 1930s when students at the most prestige universities in the US started wearing them. Later on Gucci was one of the first to bring loafers to Europe, when the shoes traditionally had a leather bridge or two tassels in the front.

How to Style Loafers:
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Loafers are perfect for a chic office look and due to new designs and variations of the classic loafer, featuring animal prints and glossy lacquer looks; this wardrobe staple has definitely conquered many fashion-lovers hearts. You can't go wrong with combining them with ripped boyfriend jeans for a casual look or high waisted skirt and cool trench coats for a more sophisticated look. 

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As you can see from those lovely street style shots, loafers look the best when combined with either slim fitted pants and minimalistic jumpers or with cool dresses and feminine coats. Although I adore high heels, I do need an alternative that is more foot friendly in my daily life and if you, like me, love yourself a chic and polished look, then loafers are definitely the way to go. 

For me they are more sophisticated than ballet flats and more office friendly than trainers and therefore a wardrobe stable, that shoudln't be overlooked due to his posh association. 

What do you think about loafers, something you will stock up on for summer?

Much love xxx

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