When you think of loafers, what probably comes to mind is men’s loafers paired with formal or at least semi-formal wear, but we’re here to tell you that you can do so much more with them. Even women’s loafers don’t have to be worn with formal looks. Here are some outfits for women that will change your opinion about these classic shoes and make you appreciate them more. Read on to know more…
If this is your first time wearing loafers, it’s always best to start with a neutral pair of begin with. Code’s loafers in black with a glossy textured finish and gold buckle on the front are a good pair to go with. It strikes the right balance between neutral and dressy, so every outfit looks as chic as the other.
Perhaps the most tried-and-tested ways on how to wear loafers is with semi-formal or smart casual wear. For an elevated, put-together look to go to the office, you can try the elasticated waist trousers from Code. The checked pattern and textured finish of the grey polyester blend fabric make it stand out more than a solid pair. Tuck in Faballey’s Beige striped sleeveless shirt. If you want a slightly more formal outfit, you can throw on a grey blazer.
If you’re wondering, “How do you make loafers look cool?” this outfit answers that question. Ginger’s crop top in an earthy olive green tone is designed with a knitted hem and full sleeves and pairs so well with the everyday favourite skinny fit jeans from Kraus – both with tight fits so you can flaunt your curves. The simple low-key loafers will add to this outfit without stealing the limelight. For a more relaxed, laid-back vibe, opt for a looser fit of denim like boyfriend or mommy jeans.
While a full athleisure look may not be suitable to style with loafers for women, you can still add a pair of black tights to the mix. Minimal legging styles like this pair from Fame Forever will work better for an outfit like this compared to sportier styles that are high on print and contrast. It can be teamed with a basic tee tied at the waist (if you want to accentuate your body shape) and a cool jacket like Ginger’s purple biker jacket.
A classic pair of loafers with a skirt will never go out of style. Picking the right type of skirt will depend on your body type and personal style. With these shoes, you can try anything from a mini skirt to a faux leather pencil skirt. This outfit clubs the maroon tiered midi skirt from Faballey with the black spaghetti top from Vero Moda.
One of the best ways to wear loafers is with a jumpsuit or dress, both work equally well with this shoe type. The A-line dress from Code in a sleeveless design, V-neck, tie-up belt and interesting striped pattern could be worn to the office as much as it could on a casual day out. The same goes for the striped surplice neck jumpsuit in navy blue from Jealous 21. Just change your accessories to take it from formal to casual.
A great way to level up a pair of shorts is by adding loafers to them. And in this outfit, the casual black denim shorts from Xpose are made crisper by the slightly dressier loafers. You can build on this vibe by adding the spread collar casual shirt from Vero Moda. The bright colour and print contrast the black shorts and loafers, making them look livelier.