Every time I did something stupid when I was a kid, my Nan always used to say to me ‘use your loaf.’ Be smart, use your head and buy a pair of loafers this season because they are outstanding!
They have been around for a few seasons now, Alexander McQueen being one of the brilliant designers to go down the road of the classic loafer style.
I think I have made some hints about my feelings about this style of shoes; slippers make me feel like some kind of royal. Yes, I know that sounds a bit weird to say, but they just have this kind of elegance about them and I can imagine the Queen wearing something like them.
So here are a few of my current favourites…
These are incredible. The sheer amount of detail in these shoes is brilliant; the embroidery is so intricate and the butterfly design is beautiful. I think the subtle colours and tones make them perfect for the eventual change in seasons and weather (there is no chance that all this sunshine is going to last much longer!) They are a sure fire way to add a pop of coulour into an autumn/ winter wardrobe! I think these would be best suited with a fairly plain outfit, well perhaps plain is not the word, what i mean is maybe monochrome so that the shoes can really take the centre stage and be the focus point. And why not, they’re awesome; show them off!
Now these are a thing of beauty; I love how they almost look like a pair of ballet shoes but the metallic toe gives them the element of class you get from a pair of slippers. Even just looking a the picture here, you can see that the leather looks incredibly soft, no chance of getting blisters in these bad boys! The metallic toe is a simple but effective detail that pushes these shoes into being ordinary into extra-ordinary! I don;t know why but I think these would be best suited with something like a pair of cropped black trousers or short skirt. These shoes need to be the centre of attention. Understated class and elegance. I need these in my life!
Now these are a pair of statement shoes! The black velvet gives them the sought after royal appeal, well maybe it’s only an appeal for me, but hey they are cranked up a notch with the all over black spikes! The low heel will give you that little bit of height all women are searching for, but not enough to provide the sore feet that inevitably follows. I’m trying really hard to find something about these that I don’t like, but I actually can’t think of anything! For me, I think these are like the perfect pair of loafers; they are classy, elegant but they have an understated style that is outstanding! And then who can forget the famous red sole, It’s all about the red.
Use your loaf, get a pair of loafers this season. You wont be sorry