Loafers are taking a huge step ahead of the humble heel, ballet flat and boot as the footwear of choice this season.
From classic preppy Penny loafers to designs with tassels, buckles and all the bits and bobs, this shoe staple has evolved over the years. So, quit loafing around and find a style that fits.
1. The Chunky One
The chunky loafer gets bonus points for comfort and coolness. Not only does the thick, padded sole protect the balls of your feet, the chunky exterior means you’ve got a bit of extra height to elevate your look. They’re also lightweight, so they won’t slow your stride.
Loafers We Love: We’re loving this chunky, platform loafer from Adelaide’s Cherri Bellini – it puts the cherry on the top (or bottom) of our autumn wardrobes. The ultra-lightweight sole makes this pair the perfect pick for every day, while the vibrant patent wine colour dresses up an outfit.
Shop The Style: ARMANI PASCUCCI PATENT LOAFER
2. The Embellished Ensemble
Forget jewellery; loafers with embellishments easily add a statement to any outfit. Whether pairing it with a casual tee and jeans or adding a bit of understated elegance to a work blazer and tailored pants, the embellished loafer gives oomph to a paired down look.
Loafers We Love: This loafer wins double points for chunkiness and shininess – the fringe detailing, and classic gold hardware complete the look.
Shop The Style: RUTH PASCUCCI FRINGED LOAFER
3. The Versatile One
Back in the early 1800s, gentlemen apparently wore smoking slippers if they wanted to excuse themselves for a smoke. While we don’t think you should go out and buy a packet of cigarettes any time soon, we do think every shoe collection needs a pair of these loafers. Not only are they considered one of the most comfortable loafers, they’re also the most versatile.
Loafers We Love: Cherri Bellini’s most popular smoking slippers brings us a lot of joy. Aptly named ‘Joy’, this sophisticated loafer is a woven, soft suede leather with a piping finish. It’s the perfect fit when you need to get your steps up in style, and they literally go with anything – pants, dresses, skirts, you name it.
Shop The Style: JOY PASCUCCI SUEDE GRANDPA SMOKING SLIPPER
4. Stepping Away From Classic Colours
Brown and black will always be traditional loafer colours, but we’re all about adding some colour to our winter wardrobe.
Loafers We Love: This lovely, lilac loafer is a subtle shade that’ll make any outfit pop, plus the square-toe finish is a nice point-of-difference from other loafer shapes.
Shop The Style: SAM PASCUCCI LILAC LOAFER
Cherri Bellini shoes are designed right here in Adelaide and made in Tuscany, Italy.
55 Belair Road, Kingswood
08 8232 2829