Our favorite outfit accessory in 2016 so far is a pair of loafers. Sturdy but stylist, they are an underestimated addition to any look. Hailing from the 1900s, did you know that penny loafers originally got their name because wearers would slip a penny inside the slot on the front? But you certainly don’t need to worry about being old-fashioned, as this season loafer outfits have been seen on designer catwalks everywhere, from Alexander Wang to Tommy Hilfiger. With their comfortable slip-on, slip-off design, they are the perfect shoe for lazy fashionistas. And they are guaranteed to add an unexpected and quirky twist to any ensemble.
Featured Image: Looking for another way to wear a pair of leather loafers? Why not try pairing them with an oversized knit sweater like Katarina Lilius! This look is cosy, casual, and ultra stylish.
Sweater: Zara, Blouse: H&M, Jeans: Monki, Loafers: Old, Sunglasses: Monki.
Loafers With Jeans
Adding a pair of loafers completes any casual outfit, and they are ideal for giving your staple jeans and T-shirt combo a more vintage appeal.
- Wear your loafers with a pair of frayed skinny jeans and a button-down top – the masculine edge of the loafers perfectly sets off your outfit.
- Throw an oversized cardigan over your jeans and to nail two trends in one outfit, add a matching fedora.
- Wear your loafers with a pair of slouchy boyfriend jeans. You could add a loose jumper to complete the androgynous look, or offset it with a delicate pastel blouse.
- For the ultimate off-duty look, a pair of denim overalls works surprisingly well with a pair of loafers.
Alternative Loafer Outfits
Quirky and unique twists on the original loafer design are everywhere this season, and we are loving this new trend!
- Look for a pair of loafers with extra detail, such as a tassel or studs, to really take your outfit to the next level.
- We’ve also seen fur-covered loafers, to give your outfit a really unusual twist. To put the emphasis on cozy comfort, wear yours with a thick jumper and add an oversized scarf.
- To shake up your standard office attire, wear a pair of beige loafers with a pencil skirt or belted knee-length dress. So much more comfortable than heels!
- Metallic loafers are another smarter take on the shoe – pair with a leather jacket and a LBD for your next night out on the town.
- A pair of white loafers is perfect for an eye-catching outfit. Wear with a striped shirt and black jeans for a slightly nautical theme.
Helena Glazer is utterly elegant in this beige-heavy style, consisting of a turtleneck sweater, a gorgeous maxi coat, and a pair of distressed black jeans worn with loafers. We love the simplicity of this colour scheme; it makes for a striking overall style!
Coat: Zara, Sweater: Moon River, Denim: Rag & Bone, Loafer Slides: Gucci.
Wear a leather jacket with distressed black denim jeans and a pair of leather loafers to capture Erica Hoida’s authentic biker chick style! We love the simple sophistication of this look.
A pinstripe blouse will look great paired with culottes and loafers, as demonstrated by Levi Nguyen. This look is sophisticated yet simple, and will always afford you a classy overall style.
Jumpsuit: Zelle Studio, Bag: H&M, Loafers: Charles & Keith.
Manon is sleek and sophisticated in this smart casual everyday style, consisting of a tweed blazer and classic leather loafers. We love the boyish charm of this look!
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Manon Durst is rocking this super chic loafer style, consisting of a bottle green maxi coat, high waisted cropped jeans, and a plain tee. This kind of style goes ideally with loafers to create an understated yet sophisticated aesthetic.
Coat: Maje, Jeans: Anine Bing, Tee: Zara, Bag: Saint Laurent, Shoes: Gucci.
Ann Taylor creates a classic loafer style by pairing these with cropped cigarette trousers, a blouse, and an oversized smart jacket. Wear this with shades and a satchel to get a work outfit to die for!
Blouse – Comme des Garcons, Jeans: Mother Denim, Coat: Mute by JL, Loafers: Chanel, Purse: Hermes.
Wearing an off the shoulder top is the perfect way to capture your femininity. Brenna pairs this gorgeous pink layered piece with distressed denim jeans and a pair of loafers for a casual but sexy street style.
Top: Lulu’s ‘Born To Wander’, Jeans: Dittos.
Loafers will always look great with a pair of distressed denim jeans. Federica L. wears this style with a leather jacket for an achievable biker girl style!
Jacket: Mango, Top: Zara, Jeans: Bershka.
Ann Taylor rocks a gorgeously simple style here in a little black dress, knitted cardigan, and a pair of black Chanel loafers. An outfit such as this is the ideal fall look because it is both casual and sophisticated, so why not give it a try?
Cardigan: Madewell, Dress: St. John, Loafers: Chanel, Bag: Celine.
Talisa Sutton pairs these black leather loafers with white jeans and a black tank top for a gorgeously contrasting outfit which is sure to give you a sophisticated style. Loafers are also especially effective worn with cropped or rolled jeans!
Camisole/Jeans: Grana, Bag: J.W Anderson, Loafers: Gucci.
Loafers will always work when paired with denim cut off’s and a blouse. Talisa Sutton is exuding sophisticated September vibes in this outfit, which centres around a darker colour palette for instant elegance.
Blouse: Kate Moss x Equipment, Shorts: Levis, Bag: Chloe, Loafers: Gucci.
When going for a more androgynous style, loafers are an absolute must! Zoé Alalouch completes this handsome look consisting of faded grey denim and a cropped leather jacket with a pair of gorgeous black loafers for the ultimate tomboy style.
Jacket: Mango, Top: American Vintage, Loafers: Jonak, Bag: Gucci.
Loafers will work excellently with a retro style dress, such as this gingham piece worn by Figtny. This look is ideal for both smart and casual occasions, and can easily be dressed up or down accordingly.
Dress: C/O Nice Martin, Bag: J.W. Anderson, Flats: Gucci.
Styling Loafers For All Seasons
Another key reason to invest in a pair of loafers is they truly do transcend the seasons. Come rain or shine, loafers will take you through all seasons while still looking chic!
- Go for an ultra-preppy look with a pleated skirt, black woolly tights and high collared shirt to keep you all wrapped up in winter.
- For those in-between seasons, a leather jacket works really well with loafers for an edgier but casual look.
- In summer team your loafers with some denim shorts and a floaty, summery top – you could also add a sunhat to keep cool.
- This season, try wearing loafers with a floral tea dress to give a slightly more boyish feel to the whole ensemble.
With their versatile design, a good pair of loafers will take you from the boardroom to the bar and everything in between. Is there any outfit you can’t wear them with?
Zoé Alalouch demonstrates that a pair of loafers will make the perfect match to distressed denim jeans in this gorgeous preppy style. Pair this look with an off the shoulder blouse and bold jewellery to steal Zoe’s aesthetic!
Jeans: Mango, Shoes: Jonak.
For a smart casual look, try pairing loafers with a button up shirt and a pair of distressed jeans. Not quite formal, this look is ideal for every day wear for an edgy and alternative style! Via Nicoletta Reggio.
Shirt/Jeans: Zara, Bag: Chloe, Shoes: Gucci.
Try wearing a pair of loafers with a statement faux fur coat and vintage style jeans to copy Lucy Williams’ alternative, retro style! This look is ideal for everyday wear all year round!
Coat: Uniqlo, Jeans: Redone, T-Shirt: Maison Labiche, Hoodie: Brandy Melville, Loafers: Gucci.
Loafers are the perfect finish to a casual outfit worn with denim jeans and a duffel coat like this one. This outfit looks especially cute paired with a knitted scarf and shades. Via Jacey Duprie.
Scarf: Zara, Blazer/Jeans: Rag & Bone, Tee: Splendid X, Loafers: Gucci.
Sara Escudero is wearing a pair of shiny patent loafers with a tartan mini skirt, matched with a cute cropped sweater and a gorgeous cream duffel coat. This look is suitable for any season; and can be adapted to any weather!
Coat/Skirt: Fay, Jersey: Asos, Loafers: Zara.
Loafers can be the perfect finish to a smart outfit for work or a more formal occasion. Victoria Tornegren looks sleek and elegant in a matching blazer and trouser suit, and a pair of patent Gucci loafers which we adore!
Jacket/Trousers: Asos, Bag: Saint Laurent, Loafers: Gucci.
Why not try loafers with a dress? Charlotte Groeneveld is dazzling us in this gorgeous scarlet number, worn with a pair of stylish royal blue loafers. With an outfit such as this, loafers are the perfect casual match!
Dress: Rachel Zoe, Loafers: Gucci.
All white looks are a must-have for your summer wardrobe. Jessica Stein is a vision in white, wearing a pair of distressed jeans with a plain tee and a pair of gorgeous monochrome loafers.
T-Shirt: Zara, Jeans: Nobody, Loafers: Fabio Rusconi, Bag: Givenchy.
Julie Sarinana looks utterly sophisticated in this monochrome style centred around a pair of sleek black loafers. These shoes are the perfect match to this loose fitting blouse and black slacks, creating a gorgeous overall look!
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Loafers will look effortlessly class styled with a pair of leather trousers and an oversized blazer, as demonstrated through this retro outfit worn by Kaitlyn Ham. We love the timelessness of this look!
Trousers: Bassike, Blazer: Asos, Loafers: Stella McCartney, Bag: Givenchy.
Loafers are back this season, and they’re taking the fashion world by storm! Annabelle Fleur wears a pair of classic black and white patent loafers here, which act as a statement piece worn with simple denim shorts and a pastel pink blazer.
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, Blazer: IRO, Bag: Chanel.
Lucy Williams shows us another gorgeous loafer style here, pairing this classic leather pair with frayed denim jeans and a matching leather jacket. This look is a must-try for anyone who wants an edgy loafer vibe!
Jacket: Sandro, Knit: Zoe Jordan, Jeans: Vintage Levis via Reformation, Shoes: Gucci, Bag: Mansur Gavriel.