STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Loafing All Over

It’s no surprise that some men pride themselves on their shoe selection. From Creative Recreation shoes to boots, men’s shoes have truly evolved over time. However, we can't forget about the ever-so-classic loafer. Loafers are back, and in a big way. They’re a great way to pull a look together, and add a touch of sophistication. There is something about a great loafer that really transforms the outfit to a polished yet utterly chic ensemble. One can wear them for formal events, or throw them on with a pair of jeans. Not only are loafers popular among men, but they are also a great, preppy addition to a woman’s wardrobe.

This week’s Fashionisto looks effortlessly tasteful. With his denim button-up, great pair of black skinny jeans and timeless brown loafers, this Fashionisto embodies the essence of cool. Throwing on a retro pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses and adding a tote helps complete his outfit in a natural way. His loafers are the perfect way to add a sense of professionalism, without losing his youth. Loafers are versatile, and are a great way to stand out among a sea of sneakers.

Looking for the perfect pair of loafers? Try this pair, with a basic pair of skinny jeans like this Fashionisto executed perfectly. To complete the outfit, try a short sleeved oxford in different colors, such as green or red. For those girls looking for a great loafer, try these similarly structured shoes. Pair it with a summer dress, or colored skinny jeans. You’ll add a touch of prep, without completely altering your style.

So before you throw away an old pair of shoes, think twice. Loafers have been around for decades, and are still a basic staple in any man’s wardrobe. They’re simple, yet easily chic. Go ahead and think outside the box and mix and match vintage with modern – you never know what you might create.
 

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