"If you think of loafers as stuffy, one-dimensional, country-club shoes, it's proof you haven't spent much time thinking about them at all. Go ahead, tell us why they're boring: You can't wear them casually. Then why have skate brands like Prada made 'em to complement their cool-kid streetwear? They look weird with suits? No. Look around you.....men and women alike are wearing them with everything! You can't dance in them? Tell that to the King of Pop. They will even go with your beach cover up!
Point is, loafers go with absolutely everything. And, accordingly, designers are making 'em look like absolutely everything, too."
paradise" loafers form Italy. Di Chenzo had struck a cord with all of us non-travellers this year and brought the feel of the tropics home this spring. The light0weight construction is meant for hours of walking and weeks of style.
Wonders! It is literally everything and will go with everything from summer dresses to capris. Plus this material is the perfect way to wear a light colour and not have to fuss about as you would with a delicate leather in white or soft pink.
Prefer something more feminine and streamlined?
Peter Kaiser is serving up a lovely silhouette on the classic loafer heel with an almond toe update! Almond toes are not only delicious for their clean lines but they also draw a longer leg by not ending abruptly- done up in nude shimmer patent this is a core pleaser and neutral spring style. Plus, find us a women that doesn't want a longer looking leg and we will eat our shoes!
More is more!
If a classic buckle or tassel is too vanilla for you, Di Chenzo has a clever update with this yellow nubuck white-soled loafer with jewelled detail. Shimmer and shine with sunshine on your feet in this light-weight Italian number. Need not look any further when it comes to comfort and know that you will be dancing your way around town this season with these on!
Tassel baby, tassel!
Worn with jeans, capris or wide leg trousers that "rafia" inspired printed leather loafers with matching tassel detail are something for the history books. Although they do come in solid colour like all over black leather, nude patent leather, navy patent leather....this spring update on a Lord's classic is both retro and modern all the once. The perfect trifecta of fun, comfortable and easy to wear. Shy about adding prints into your rotation, this is a fun place to put it!
Clean and sleek but never boring!
Peter Kaiser has yet another feminine yet not girlie version of the loafer in this stretch-fit almond toe number done up in greens. The mix tartan and camo print is young and energetic yet the fit is one that only exists with a brand that is as old and well versed as Peter Kaiser. Also variable in all all over black, this sweet sister is a welcome addition to the loafer club and offers an option for those to keen on the thick sole and heavy constructions.