Loafers are one of the shoe trends that never really go out of style. We’ll tell you why this is the best way to combine it and a good dose of outfit inspiration. Loafers will definitely be one of THE shoe trends in 2020, but to be honest, the footwear that would probably tick “diverse” under gender was never really out of fashion. Why it is like that? We bet on the classic and at the same time controversial character of the shoe model, which was actually born as a men’s shoe.
Masculine, elegant, dandy, but somehow also feminine … Somehow, loafers have a very multifaceted character – and that suits us very well for particularly stylish outfits. Not sure how to combine the slightly schizophrenic classic? We have the most important tips and outfit inspirations for everything related to loafers.
Which shoe models actually count as “loafers”?
Classic men’s leather loafers were originally referred to as loafers – the color variation at that time was almost exclusively between brown and black. But there were extras: mostly in the form of a clasp or leather trim over the instep.
If that’s a little too classic for you: don’t worry. Between then and now there are not only decades, but also worlds in terms of model selection. Loafers with a higher (block) heel, with a platform sole, as loafers (read: with an open heel), in statement colors, with striking embellishments or monk straps … There is probably a loafer for every taste and trend.
Combine and style loafers: outfit ideas for every occasion
We have already described loafers as “diverse” and it is precisely this character that does not fit in a drawer that makes it possible to combine this favorite shoe trend with an incredibly versatile combination. For example, it can round off an elegant look or provide a break in style for that certain something of an outfit. Here are tips and ideas for outfits with loafers.
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In 2020 we wear loafers with ankle-high socks!
Sounds weird? But it is not. The look is a bit unusual, but that is exactly its great strength: a pair of suit trousers that end at the ankle , jeans or a midi skirt or dress – they all get a real extra eye-catcher thanks to the loafer-sock combination .
Play with stuffy: loafers with casual jeans and a blouse or cropped cardigan
Schluppenbusen are again a huge topic in 2020. And in casual combinations (e.g. with 80s straight leg jeans) as well as in bourgeois looks with wide leg pleated trousers or culottes. Whichever direction you choose, loafers are definitely a good choice! Whom the bow blouse is too elegant or overdressed, may resort to a cropped cardigan and buttoned it as a sweater wear – in this trend at least we can not ignore …
Party dress + loafers = perfect party outfit
Loafers for a short party dress not only ensure painless dancing, but also a very special look! Here, too, ankle-high socks can provide that certain something;)
Loafers with long or short wide leg pleated pants or with culottes?
Pants long, short or shorter – that is the question. Or not, because if you want to focus on your loafers, you naturally have to make sure that they are easy to see: culottes look very sophisticated with loafers, whereas short pleated trousers have a cheekier touch, especially if they are already sung to be worn.
Loafers and oversize blazers are a dream team
The same thing likes to join in: Both loafers and oversize blazers have a masculine business touch and therefore go perfectly together. Since both trend pieces are also not neglected when it comes to nonchalance, we can combine them in style with dress pants, but also in style break with casual jeans.
Loafers with tights: do you prefer to combine dresses, skirts or shorts?
Tights are such a thing … fashion bloggers and influencers like to leave them out – which can only make “normal” fashion fans roll their eyes. After all, we don’t just take to the streets for the perfect photo … Loafers can also show off here, because they go very well with tights! So the loafer trend is an absolute go for spring, because with them and the right tights we can style like spring – shorts, short skirts or dresses: everything is possible.