Sturdy yet stylish, loafers are an underestimated addition to any look. Though the masculine shoes came from the 1900s, you don’t have to worry about being old-fashioned as you can create multiple fashion styles in runway-approved ways. With their comfortable slip-on and slip-off design, they are perfect shoes for casual street styles and formal meetings at the office. Since loafers are guaranteed to add an unexpected and quirky twist to any ensemble, keep on reading for our 5 fashion styles you can create with them.
- Casual Street Style
Adding a pair of loafers completes any casual outfit, and they are ideal for giving your staple jeans and T-shirt combo a more vintage appeal. Like fashion blogger Jessica Stein, add some edge to your boyfriend jeans and plain white tee with a pair of modern loafers. Wear your loafers with a pair of frayed skinny jeans and a striped button-down top as the masculine edge of the loafers perfectly sets off your outfit. You may also go for denim jumpsuit to complete the androgynous look like Danielle Bernstein did. For the ultimate off-duty look, a pair of denim overalls works surprisingly well with a pair of loafers.
- Modern Classic Style
To shake up your standard office attire, wear a pair of beige or nude loafers with a pencil skirt and blazer like Kristina Bazan did. Or, be inspired wearing two trends at once by copying Mary Orton’s outfit, going for a pair of culottes and button-down lace blouse and a pair of loafers which is more comfortable than heels. Or, add some pop of color to your modern classic outfit like a pair of architectural pants and classic blazer like fashion blogger Blair Eadie did.
- Edgy Street Style
Loafers are edgy itself, but you can level up your shoes by teaming them with leather ensembles, borrowed-from-boys pieces, or sexy-chic outfits. A tuxedo vest or blazer will make everything androgynous while a leather full skirt will balance your masculine looks without taking away the feminine vibe from you.
- Feminine-Chic Style
This season, try wearing loafers with a floral tea dress to give a slightly more boyish feel to the whole ensemble like fashion blogger Blair Eadie did. Lace blouses, pastel pink coats, red dresses, peplum tops, and fluffy skirts can be great to give some feminine flair to your masculine shoes.
- Trendy Street Style
Looking for another way to wear a pair of leather loafers? Go for a cozy, casual, and ultra stylish look. Quirky and unique twists on the original loafer design like platforms, embellished, embroidered, metallic, and colorful are everywhere this season. So get a pair that will take your already-trendy outfit to the next level. Play with colors, prints, and creative layers that will give your overall style an unusual twist. Indeed, investing in a chic pair of loafers will indeed give you a great rain or shine. So, style your loafers with fashion-forward outfits that will take you through all seasons while still looking chic.