There is not a morning that goes by where I’m not either convincing myself to go to my 8:00 a.m. class. There are many mornings where I press the snooze button one too many times and force myself to create a look that combines both comfort and personal style. Speaking of comfort and style, the loafer style shoe is a trend that is here to stay and is perfect for a Fashionista/o that is constantly on the go.

Widely known as the ultimate collegiate shoe, the loafer was quite the staple for both men and women until the late ’60s, when the “preppy” Ivy League scene was in full effect. However, the loafer has had its sporadic comebacks in popular culture; television shows like A Different World or Gossip Girl come to mind. New additions of metal clasped tassels and exaggerated thick soles as well as an array of modern patterns and textures are constantly creating new looks and shapes for such a timeless shoe. They are practically fancy slippers! Whether you are headed to class, headed to an interview or going to a formal dinner, this shoes is a must-have for this summer.

This Fashionisto took a casual yet sophisticated approach to the loafer. This striped button-down shirt is light enough for the humid and hot temperatures. The shirt paired with a pair of dark wash jeans really brought this whole look together. This Fashionisto is definitely dressed to impress (and to learn, of course)!

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Loafers are both comfortable and fashionable. These shoes can be dressed up or down, which makes them open for anyone to experiment with their own personal style.”