I don't have any loafer love stories to tell here, but there is one time I really wish I wore loafers. It was one of my first Fashion Weeks, and I left Milk Studios wearing too-tight Rag & Bone lace-up wedges. After a couple of blocks, my feet hurt so bad I could barely walk. I took a detour into a Duane Reade and grabbed the first pair of non-patterned flip-flops and headed into the subway. So from here on out, here's to wearing flat shoes when you have a long day (or a lot of walking) on your hands. Or feet...yeah, feet.
Church's Kara Patent Leather Loafers : Wear these with white jeans and neutral top, and let them do their job—they're like the exclamation point to the rest of your look. End of sentence.
Sigerson Morrison Inkaley Patent Leather & Calf Hair Flats : Sleek hardware and a shiny exterior. Everything you'd want in a new car—or a new pair of shoes. These work with skirts, dresses, pants, whatever.
Everlane The Modern Loafer : These come in a rounded, flattering cut that makes feet look elegant—something that wasn't possible (for me) until now. Continue the vibe in fitted jeans and a '90s-feeling, high-necked tank.
Asos Mascot Leather Loafers : The color of sand, biscotti, and general happiness, now available for your feet and ready to mix with light-wash jeans and bright whites. Shoes definitely don't have feelings, but these are infinitely more lighthearted than the same pair in black.
Intro image courtesy of Dieppa Restrepo.
Just as comfy but with a little more pizzazz: gladiator sandals. Five cool ones right this way.