What makes the loafer the perfect fall shoe? Is it because they look so smart? Whatever the reason for the back-to-school charm of the classic, it works so much more than just with your favorite khakis. From dresses to jeans, trousers to skirts, this fashion favorite can do it all. Shop our favorite fall loafers below.
This year, the loafer has gotten chunky. In fact, the chunkier the better. I love to tone down the big lug-sole with a crisp pair of white socks for some schoolgirl charm, as seen in the header phot. Yes, these Prada loafers are a splurge, but it’s the kind of splurge that will last for years. And if you really want to go for it, the brand’s monolithic pair takes it to the next level with an extra-dramatic lug sole.
They’re such a great statement piece that are ultimately extremely wearable. Plus, I love getting some height from a shoe without an uncomfortable heel! The same thing goes for this Gucci pair, adorned with the brand’s signature gold horse bit along the upper.
Of course, you don’t have to shell out the big bucks to get the big loafer look. For a more subtle, logo-free look you can cop this Stuart Weitzman pair which has more of a defined heel. Coach’s chunky platform loafer is certainly more subtle, but no less stylish. I also really love Reformation’s Agathea loafer, complete with the space for a shiny new penny.
If you’re not into the chunky look there are plenty of classic pairs that still look great. M.Gemi’s The Lucido is especially polished, and I also love their black suede version with a wood sole for a slightly different vibe. And you can always count on J.Crew. Their lug-sole penny loafers come in classic black but also a really fun blue patent leather pair!
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