Every so often, a beautiful thing happens: A trend pops up that seems so simple, so easy to wear and so unexpected. Such is the case with loafers. The menswear-inspired leather shoes can currently be found on the feet of your fave celebs and influencers, but you’ll find it effortless to wear yours with leggings or denim—there’s truly a loafer style for everyone. Here, 11 of our favorite variants on the flat shoe, from funky AF to tried and true classics.
11 Pairs of Loafers to Wear This Spring, from Classic to Statement-Making
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1. g.h. Bass Whitney Colorblock Weejuns
If these look like something your grandma would have worn to a sock hop, well, there’s a chance she actually did. Weejuns have been around since 1936, and they’ve maintained a steady popular status ever since.
2. nomasei Nono Loafers In Arancio Croc Effect Calfskin
A little heel? That subtle square toe? Tasteful hardware? And that persimmon shade!? These Nomasei loafers are like art you can actually walk around in.
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3. sam Edelman Loraine Metallic Snake-effect Leather Loafers
Lately, we’ve been treating snakeskin like a neutral. And our floral dresses and striped trousers have never looked better. Try our tactic with these Sam Edelman loafers.
4. gucci Blue Jordaan Loafers
What would a list of loafers be without a mention of Gucci’s signature kicks? This is one of our fave styles from the brand, thanks to the sea-glass blue shade and the slightly more structured silhouette.
5. fitflop Lena Knot Loafers
The classic loafer with a unique knot and an oh-so-comfortable footbed.
6. thelma Original Loafers In Orchid
See that rich shade? It’s actually triple-dyed suede, which means it absolutely won’t fade over time. (These also come in a tomato red color that is not to be missed.)
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7. kenneth Cole Bowan Convertible Loafers
Kick off your summer wardrobe with crisp white loafers that will work with skirts, jeans and cutoff shorts. BTW, 20 percent of your purchase from Kenneth Cole will benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, so consider these your feel-good pair.
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8. m.gemi The Sacca Donna
These buttery-soft loafers, handmade in Toscana, Italy, will be the classiest addition your closet has seen in years.
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9. marc Fisher Ltd Halli
Disco, meet loafer. These metallic silver stunners are surprisingly easy to wear—try them with blue jeans and a white T-shirt. Voilà, an outfit to remember.
10. cole Haan Pinch Penny Loafers
If you don’t want to look like Jordan Belfort or Patrick Bateman, don’t wear these finance-inspired kicks with pinstripes. But do wear them with a cozy cashmere sweater or even a grungy band T-shirt for a high-low mix.
11. J.crew Woven Leather Avenue Loafers
For those 30-somethings who are ready to retire to Florida but still have a good three decades of actually needing to work, we found the perfect shoes for you.