If you're like us, the weekend means lazy mornings, late brunch dates, outdoor activities (weather permitting), and cocktail-infused evenings. To this point, we do away with our stricter "dress codes" and opt, instead, for laid-back silhouettes, casual-cool kicks, and cozy layers. And who can blame us? The thing is, this two-day respite isn't about sacrificing our sense of style, but rather, that we take care to indulge in our off-duty panache, too. Take cues from these street-style pros, who've mixed chic basics (blazers, slick skinny jeans, and loose-fitted t-shirts) with funkier complements (Isabel Marant pumped-up sneakers, classic leather loafers, and old-school Chucks) to create the perfect weekend-warrior ensemble. We've got 15 shots to be exact — so, grab your flats and your favorite pair of worn-in jeans, and get to it.
In case you haven't noticed, loafers have made quite the comeback this Fall — not to fear, their resurgence is a lot cooler than the penny loafers we remember from middle school. Instead of school-uniform basics, these kicks have been updated with studs, leopard print, and eye-catching tassels. If you've already snagged a pair, that's half the battle. Of course, how you add them to your look is another thing entirely. To get the creative juices flowing, and to save you from any outfit boredom, we've culled seven stylish celebs to inspire our loafer-clad looks for one whole week. Click through to see how they style up their slip-ons, then shop the key pieces to channel the looks you love.
Midi skirts and floral prints have made us fans of the ladylike look, now we're taking the next, ahem, step with our footwear. To outfit the trend in full, we're looking to loafer pumps to finish our skirts, dresses, and even trousers with sophistication. With a heel, loafers lend that vintage-inspired polish we've garnered from icons like Katharine Hepburn. Now, slipping into our loafer pumps punctuates our retro style perfectly, with just a hint of modern sensibility via a metallic finish on a pair from Alexander Wang or a great leopard print on Tory Burch's covetable version. There are more than a couple to choose from, just click through our editors' picks to find and shop your favorite style.
Fall's menswear-inspired brogue trend is at an all-time high thanks to all of the cute styles currently available online and in stores. We love the idea of wearing them with tights and felt skirts for a dressed-up look and, on the flip side, with rolled jeans and a cozy sweater for a cool off-duty ensemble. Any way you wear it, we guarantee it'll look good on you. To help you find the best pairs, we culled our top 15 brogues — from this magnificent colorblocked confection from Fendi to more classic silhouettes from Bass — at all price points and styles for you to shop now.
Loafers have experienced a major resurgence thanks to designers like Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg, and Nicholas Kirkwood, who showed them on their Fall runways — and the trend is only getting stronger. Whether you prefer them stacked or flat, we think they're the perfect transition shoe leading up to chillier weather. For the ultimate nerdy-chic look, pair loafers with cuffed jeans and a blazer for a casual off-duty vibe, or go for extra throwback drama and don them with a tweedy pencil skirt and a flowy tucked-in blouse. Flip through to see our top loafer picks right now from Topshop, Tory Burch, ASOS, and more.
What I love most about this cute look from steffysprosandcons isn't her fun black floral dress, cool structured satchel, or cozy knit beret — even though they're all fantastic. What I love most about her look is her pair of chunky black loafers — I remember owning a similar pair and wearing them with practically everything. I love seeing pieces come back around, and the way this chic Fab reader styled up her thick-heeled kicks is truly perfect for Spring.
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The classic look loafers gave to your school uniforms is now the polish they lend to balance your effortlessly cool basics. It's an update on the old-school favorite that makes them a lot cooler than they were in grade school. This time, pair yours with skinny denim, cargos, or leather pants, and forget the regulation-length pleats. For inspiration, we're looking to some of our favorite celebrity influences, like Natalia Vodianova, Nicole Richie, Olivia Palermo, and Jessica Alba who stepped out rocking their preppy versions with relaxed staples, casual layers, and femme contrasts in mini dresses and lace tops. This is exactly how we plan to wear the trend for Spring, letting our edgier separates play perfect opposites against the classic kicks.
The loafer flat has taken the streets by storm, and now fans have a new iteration to try out: the chunky high-heel loafer. It might leave some timid at first glance, but we’re here to prove otherwise. Check out these two ways to wear this smart Prada stacked loafer ($750): one with leather shorties and the other with a lady-like midi skirt. Either way will guarantee an Autumnal success.
Smart Shorts (Left to right): Prada Stacked Loafer ($750), Topshop Tweed Blazer ($360), Elizabeth and James Silk Shirt ($245), Vanessa Bruno Brown Leather Shorts ($805), Falk Merino Tights ($65), Lee Angel Gold Necklace ($175), Alexander Wang Anita leather bag ($1,100)
Skirt Appeal (Left to right): Prada Stacked Loafer ($750), Adam Cable-Knit Sweater ($295), Asos Wool Mix Mid Calf Skirt ($127), Topshop Embossed Ring ($18), Banana Republic Cable-Knit Socks ($9), Henry Cuir Backpack (2,350)
No doubt, the King of Pop (RIP) will be a popular choice for Halloween this year. Who doesn't want to emulate such saucy style and cool character? Channeling your inner Micheal Jackson requires androgynous dressing: a white tee, loose cropped trousers, a drummer jacket — local thrift stores are filled with treasures from this era. Don't forget essential accessories like white socks, a black fedora, and trademark silver sequin glove. I'm bad, you know it . . .
Mossie sure knows how to make a statement with her feet; notice her black patent loafers. Kate in head-to-toe black in nothing new, but she ups the style ante with a double dose of shine and menswear charm. I wear my oxfords contrasted with a frilly dress, or torn up jeans, or you can do like Kate and don cropped pants for a sassy money look.