How to Wear Masculine Flats

By  December 10, 2013

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.

 

1. 

Cole Haan Sabrina Loafers, $149.95 »

 
2. 

Zara Studded Leather Moccasins, $99.90 »

 
3. 

Tory Burch Marlow Loafers, $285 »

 
4. 

Burberry Heart Print Calfskin Loafers, $495 »

 
5. 

Jeffrey Campbell Gray Patent Marbled Lawford Loafers, $150 »

 
6. 

Topshop Keith2 High-Vamp Loafers, $85 »

 
 

Photo credited to: Bows & Sequins.