7 Inspired Ways to Style Loafers

Blame it on Gucci—with some additional pointing-of-the-finger at Alexa Chung—but loafers aren’t going anywhere fast. Practical, chic and constantly reimagined in a plethora of colour-ways, textures and finishes, there’s a loafer to suit every personality. You might have already graduated from a traditional shape to a backless style or added a little metallic pizzazz to your wardrobe. But have you found yourself on autopilot, only ever reaching for a pair of fail-safe trousers every time you decide to sport your flats?

Well, the humble slip-on is a lot more hard-working than that. So it’s time to get creative and give styling credit where it’s due. You’re lucky, as we’ve done all the stylish digging for you: There’s proof abound that the loafer is versatile enough to be your new trainer or the perfect partner to a ladylike skirt. And your budget is inconsequential; you can splash out on Gucci’s must-have Jordaan style, or you can hit the high street with change from a £30—the decision is yours. Scroll through the most inspiring loafer styling in the gallery below, and click through to discover some of our favourite styles around right now.