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The Chunky Loafer
For those of us who dislike heels and can think of nothing worse than heading out in shoes that feel as though they're taunting our ability to walk in a straight line, it's good news when it comes to fall winter footwear trends. That's right the loafer is back.
This isn't the Gucci horsebit loafer of pre Covid trends that feels slim and preppy, think back to those 90's school shoes but add a little more sole and a little more edge. It's a trend that's not only easy to walk in (thank you style Gods) but they're as detailed or as simple as your wardrobe deserves.
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If the conversation is surrounding loafers then who better to check out than Tod's? The brand is the master of the loafer with their driving shoes being recognised instantly but their more masculine loafers are just as luxurious and comfortable.
Maybe the changing seasons has you embracing a little more edginess in your style and if that's the case then maybe Jimmy Choo have created the perfect pair of loafers for you. Their multi studded loafers offer a little punk to any look and tie in beautifully with matching accessories this season too.
Sandro typically include some statement footwear in their seasonal drops and this autumn they've tied their sell out belt buckle styling in with the chunky loafer trend. The patent leather offers a more grown up finish to the look while the buckle feels stereotypically Sandro.
Mango is often the high street go to when it comes to being on trend and the reason is their takes are not only more affordable, they look just as luxe as their more pricey counterparts. These chain detail loafers feel chic enough for the office as well as date night.
Now I know we said this take on the loafer trend wasn't like the Gucci horsebit loafers of old but we have to say their take on the chunky trend is so over the top it's perfect. Iconic logo detailing accented with bright and bold splashes of colour - so Gucci.
Just because the loafer trend automatically has us reminiscing on our school shoes from years gone by, it doesn't mean this time around we have to opt for black. Whistles have stayed chic with their minimal chunky loafer but revised the palette with a beautiful burgundy tone.
We know the experience of shopping at H&M isn't always a luxury moment in time, but their premium range teamed with heading online feels like a much better option. These sleek leather loafers offer a premium material without the hefty price tag and blur the lines between masculine and feminine style.
And if all those metal details just don't feel like your cup of tea but the trend still feels one you want to add to your new season wardrobe then Chloe has created a beaut of an option. Smooth black leather outlined with hand sewn stitching and a subtle embossed brand logo - a loafer with a touch of boho.