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Loafers : Fashion’s Favorite Flat

From Grace Kelly to Gigi Hadid, loafers are a staple shoe for the fashionable and famous. The loafer is anticipated to trend for fall ’19, as it was spotted on numerous runways during fashion weeks. The classic, slightly masculine silhouette of the slip-on shoe makes it a power shoe of sorts, fit for wearing out and about or to a business meeting.loafers

Since its beginning, the loafer has always been a practical shoe as it was originally inspired by the footwear of Norwegian fisherman. American and British shoemakers began to capitalize on the trend in the early 20th century after weekend and leisure trips to Aurland, a coastal area to the west of Norway’s second-largest city, Bergen.

TREND | Backless Loafers

With fall fashion on the rise backless loafers, or mules, may be your best bet. They’ve been worn recently by celebrities such as Emma Roberts and Olivia Palermo as well as fashion insiders.

The shoe style can literally be worn with almost anything (jeans! dresses! sweaters!) and can easily be slipped on or off. While the style comes with or without heels, the flat version is comfortable enough to wear on less formal occasions, but the look is decidedly chicer than a pair of dated ballet flats. The open back provides a cooling sensation, while the preppy style is on point with what’s coming up in fall fashion.

If there’s one shoe style that will see you through from Monday through to Sunday, it’s backless loafers. The best way to wear them on weekends is with ankle-grazing denim or simple dresses. Our only style rule is don’t wear with tights—too likely to fly off your feet and also look a bit strange on your heels. Scroll down to see our edit; these styles are worth a touch of frostbite.

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