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!).
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!).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!