Are Loafers the New Sandal?

Summer is (un)officially here and we are officially excited. Time to switch over to iced beverages, start making travel plans, and bust out your warm weather favorites. But before you totally box up your spring wardrobe for next allergy season, think again.

Instead of the quintessential strappy sandals we’ve come to live in the past few seasons, we’re holding tight to arguably the biggest trend of last season: the loafer. Once reserved exclusively for grandpas, thanks to a little-known-brand, Gucci (ever heard of them?), this style is every Fashionistas go-to for just about any occasion.

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But why? What makes the loafer special? Ummm have you ever worn a pair of loafers? They’re like wearing socially acceptable and fashionable slippers. (Grandpa was really onto something here…) Not only does it upgrade your fashion game but you don’t need a pedicure to rock them. (Major plus) This “girl on the go” only as so much time to do her nails.

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But loafers? For summer? How does that work? Well let me ask you this question: how does it not work? Whether you are wearing shorts, skirts, or trousers, the loafer will bring sophistication to your look. We’re partial to the slide style that marries the traditional loafer with the feel of a sandal. (A little business in the front, party in the back.)

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Don’t feel obligated to say so long to your favorite shoes just because it’s summer. Your style and feet will thank you.

These are my shoes of the moment! Are they yours? Let me know in the comments below if you’ll be switching up your sandal game this summer.