Loafers haven't been around for a while. Sure, they kind of bubble up as one of those wardrobe basics we will always feel passionate about, but they haven't really been in the fashion spotlight for a while. Back in 2015, it was Gucci's Horsebit backless loafers that became the ubiquitous shoes of the season thanks to Alessandro Michele's new reign at the fashion house. Then after that initial buzz, which did admittedly last a couple of years (and the style still stands up today as a modern classic), everything went a little quiet on the loafer front. Now, in 2021, they're everywhere again, and this time nearly every designer you can think of is taking part. Well, dear readers, I think I've found the ultimate designer loafers to beat all others: the Chanel loafers.
A model wearing loafers on the Chanel S/S 21 runway.
These loafers appeared on the Chanel S/S 21 runway, and I haven't been able to think about much since. The ones that caught my eye were a pair of simple black loafers with the classic CC placed on the outer side of the shoes. However, since then, I've spotted a pair of chunkier loafers with Chanel in gold letters over the top of the shoe. As usual, Chanel isn't content with doing just one version of a loafer and has created multiple iterations in a variety of colours, including white, sandy and blue.
While I'm absolutely convinced my next pair of shoes has to be the chunkier versions, the more delicate stylings might take your fancy. Keep scrolling to see some of our favourite influencers wearing the Chanel loafers, and then keep going to see the other loafers we love right now.