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STYLE GURU STYLE: The Menswear Loafer

November 11th, 2016 at 2:05am
STYLE GURU STYLE: The Menswear Loafer

When it comes to shoes, we all own a pair of black flats. They’re the ultimate staple in every Fashionista’s shoe collection. And as of this year, I’m sure we all own a pair of white sneakers; they’ve also become a new classic. But this fall and winter season the menswear look has become a major trend, making menswear-inspired shoes an absolute essential.

I am living for these black suede loafers. As someone who owns and wears a lot of black, I try to look for the color in different materials and textures to add dimension to my all-black pieces. Suede is refreshing and a great alternative to the usual leather you might see when it comes to shoes. It’s also another huge trend this season! The pointed toe gives a more sophisticated look and I love the super subtle hint of gold detailing in the heel. The slip-on style of shoe makes the loafers comfortable and easy to wear.

Sticking to the menswear trend, I opted for this military style blazer in a nude shade. While owning every type of clothing in black is a must, I believe you should own everything in nude as well! The gold buttons add a chic vibe and the beige color helps make the blazer more feminine.

To balance the smart, tailored look of the blazer and loafers, I chose to wear a pair of distressed skinny jeans. Though they’re not overly distressed, they make the outfit more casual and give a street style vibe. If you ever feel like a part of your look is too formal, throw on something distressed and you’re good to go. For accessories, I kept it simple with a satin choker to add a little ’90s in the mix and a pair of rose gold aviators for when I’m outside.

Whether they’re oxfords, loafers, or brogues, menswear-inspired footwear can still look feminine. They are simple in shape and style, making them perfect for your everyday go-to shoe. Rock the menswear trend this fall by pairing it with casual pieces in soft, pretty colors and fabrics. Oxfords and chiffon? Go for it.