While loafers and smoking slippers have long been styles exclusive to the boys club, we ladies are claiming the trend this season. Learn to rock these traditionally masculine flats in a chic and stylish way … with a ladylike twist, of course!
Why should the boys have all the fun with their footwear? While businessmen have been involved in a love affair with loafers since the beginning of time, and smoking slippers have risen as the ultimate masculine lounge shoe, a fashion phenomenon in girls’ world has been taking place. These trends are getting ladylike. Steering away from the delicate look of a ballet flat, the runway has taken to featuring these styles, traditionally worn by men. Of course, they’ve undergone a feminine revamping.
The chicest way to style your shoes is to wear them with a pair of cigarette skinnies or tailored trousers. For more formal occasions, add a sweater or blazer. Dress down your kicks with a boyfriend-style tee. Since you’ll be rocking a handful of fairly androgynous trends, you can play up the girly-girl factor with the add-ons. Use sparkling pieces with embellished textures and patterns to lighten your look. The result is a refined, but cutting-edge ensemble that only a lady could pull off.
Cole Haan Sabrina Loafers, $149.95 »
Zara Studded Leather Moccasins, $99.90 »
Tory Burch Marlow Loafers, $285 »
Burberry Heart Print Calfskin Loafers, $495 »
Jeffrey Campbell Gray Patent Marbled Lawford Loafers, $150 »
Topshop Keith2 High-Vamp Loafers, $85 »
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