If you're someone who loves sophistication and elegance, then loafers may be just the thing you need! Despite its simple style, the loafer is a classy item, perfect for dressing up an outfit. Moreover, loafers can be worn for both casual and formal occasions, which makes them extremely versatile .
Although loafers aren't considered formal footwear, they aren't entirely casual either. In fact, loafers are a hybrid of both and depending on the material they can either land in the formal or casual category. Leather loafers are more of a formal choice and will updress any outfit.
Despite the massive styling potential loafers have, they are often underestimated. There are so many styling opportunities that loafers offer, which we will reveal to you. By the end of this blog post, you'll be inspired to wear your loafers in the most magnificent ways.
How to Wear Loafers with Jeans
Loafers and jeans make a casual, yet classy outfit. In fact, one of today's latest trends is combining chunky black loafers with high-waisted jeans, and we're totally digging it!
As you may have already guessed, jeans come in different styles and shapes and will create different outfits. For a casual jeans and loafer look, straight-leg jeans, regular-fit jeans, or baggy jeans, such as Mom jeans or boyfriend jeans. Suitable tops would be T-shirts, blouses or jumpers.
If you have a taste for sophistication and elegance, we recommend going for straight-leg jeans or cigarette jeans. A preppy combination would be by adding a blouse and layering it with a jumper vest on top.
*Note, that when you wear jeans with loafers, make sure to pick a pair of jeans length that ends at the ankle. If your jeans extend over your ankles, they will end up covering your loafers, which may end up looking a bit bizarre.
How to Wear Loafers with a Skirt
Loafers combined with a skirt make a wonderful classy look. For a chic look, an A-line skirt, flared skirt, or pleated skirt will look brilliant, especially when combined with a blouse or a sweater. A long flowy skirt combined with loafers also makes an effortless and stylish outfit. To add some more edge to your look, experiment with different skirt patterns, such as checkered or polka dot. Moreover, if you are wearing tights with your outfit, they certainly make a difference. Fishnet tights, for example, can add some extra edge and is perfect for people who like to add more sass to their clothes.
How to Wear Loafers with a Dress
Loafers add a wonderful sparkle of sophistication to a dress. However, with dresses, we need to be pickier with the length. Maxi dresses may not be the ideal choice, as they cover the loafer. However, that doesn't mean the combination will not work. If you do want to wear a maxi dress, we advise going for something flowy and bouncy. Midi dresses and short dresses, on the other hand, are a better choice as these won't cover your loafers. Be playful with your outfit and experiment with the color and pattern of your loafers! If you are insecure about the color combination, go for neutral tones, such as beige, black, or grey. A unique shoe color that will pop out is white. White loafers are an eye-catcher, and the stronger the contrast, the more attention they'll receive.
How to Wear Loafers with a Blazer
Whether it's smart casual that you're going for, or perhaps you just have a love for blazers - the loafer is certainly the right choice of footwear for this outfit! Tassel loafers or horse-bit loafers are a great choice if you want to embrace a smart casual look with an extra dash of snazziness. The best thing about this outfit is, you can't really go wrong when combining loafers with a blazer. If your interests lie in creating a work outfit, we advise turning to shiny leather loafers. Also, a little tip, if you are unsure of what color loafer to go for, the safest bet is black. Black loafers are versatile and will look good with any outfit. Don't let this discourage you from matching bright-colored loafers. If you notice a matching color combination between your loafers and a blazer, you got yourself a stylish outfit!
How to Wear Loafers with a Suit
Indeed, loafers also make a good match with a suit! Combining loafers with a suit creates more of a casual outfit than a formal one. We advise you to be cautious with the color and fit of the suit. Remember to match your loafers to the tone of your pants or you will disrupt the harmony of the outfit. In addition, the loafers will compliment the suit more if you're wearing a slim fitted suit. If you are wearing an oversized suit, then pair it up with chunkier loafers, this way your footwear will be visible and match your outfit.
How to Wear Loafers with Socks
Socks are an option when wearing loafers, and can certainly be the better option during the cold winter season. Not to mention, it prevents sweaty feet. You may want to stick to neutral shades, such as white or black socks, as they're easy to pull off. That doesn't mean you can't experiment with fun patterns or vivid colors, however, they do require more effort when matching them to the outfit.
How to Wear Velvet Loafers
Velvet loafers are fancy and we could even say posh. We recommend wearing these for special occasions, which is why a tuxedo would be a great combination. Black velvet loafers are most suitable for a traditional black tuxedo. If you're wearing a different colored tuxedo, it's a good idea to find the same colored velvet loafers.