OK, this isn’t exactly a trend, but I have spotted a large number of particularly lovely tassel loafers around this season. That’s not to be confused with penny loafers of course, with their little slot at the front which was actually originally designed for storing coins (fact!).

Rupert Sanderson loafers, bought in a sample sale. Buy a similar pair (also in the sale) here

The Rupert Sanderson shoes I’m wearing here are some of my favourites, not just because they are so incredibly comfortable, but because they work with so many different outfits. Turned up jeans? Tick. A pretty floral dress? Tick. A tartan trouser suit? Tick. (I admit, I’ve never actually had the nerve to wear the jacket and trousers at the same time!).

Russell & Bromley Chester loafer, £155, russellandbromley.co.uk BUY ME HERE!

So where to buy now? Russell & Bromley is always a good bet and FINALLY has an e-commerce website. These are pretty well priced and are brilliant quality (my mum has some R&B penny loafers that she’s had for thirty years and look good as new!). This particular style comes in 14 different colours, though you’d be pushed to beat this classic tan.

Russell & Bromley Guything loafer, £215, russellandbromley.co.uk BUY ME HERE!

I love this part-brogue part-loafer style, also from Russell & Bromley. They are so snazzy! They are part of the Stuart Weitzman collection, which is always worth checking out for the more fashion forward styles.

Tory Burch loafer, £255, 020 7493 5888

Flat shoes made quite an impact on the catwalks this season too, and these from Tory Burch were amongst my favourites. You can often rely on this brand for luxurious flat styles with a quirky edge.

J.Crew loafer, £208.49, jcrew.com BUY ME HERE!

Give your masculine shoe a feminine twist with a pop of pink. The neon here looks really striking against the classic navy and tan leather. Don’t worry that J.Crew is a US website, they do ship to the UK.

Topshop Kopenhagen High Vamp loafer, £62, topshop.com BUY ME HERE!

Finally, your bargain of the week at just £62 (and just as cool as the rest) are this pair from Topshop, also available in black and nude. I love that chunky rubber sole that just screams non-slip; a godsend in the UK’s current weather conditions! 

2 thoughts on “ loafing around ”

  1. For some reason I’m not so keen on loafers, they never have a high enough vamp for me (if this the correct technical term!) I mean they don’t come high enough up my foot. I always fancy the mens ones in Russell & Bromley. I like your Rupert Sanderson ones though. The Tory Burch ones look good too. Re tartan trousers and jackets … Back in the 80s I had a Nicole Farhi tartan trouser suit, subtle tartan but when I look at the photographs now I do think it was rather a bold move to wear them both together!

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