Loafing around....

Style Theory: The perfect in-between shoe, the loafer. When you want to cast off your boots but it is not warm enough for sandals the loafer will be your style go to. Gucci loafers have been flooding the streetstyle scene and look amazing on, but you don't have to fork out the £500 for this style as there are plenty of beautiful loafers on the highstreet for a fraction of the price. For now lets just start at the top with a pair of delicious Guccis then I will move on to the completely affordable, beautiful, high street versions. Remember these loafer 'style rules' and you will never get it wrong, they look fabulous with dresses and shorts but when wearing with trousers/jeans/dungarees make sure your trousers are cropped to ankle length and you are showing a bit of ankle, they make them look less masculine and far more stylish...
Gucci Loafers £405
The original, buttery soft leather, super sleek. Seen on almost every blogger these loafers hit the fashion shoe world hard last year and have now filtered down to the high street. They look fab with ankle length jeans skinny jeans and slouchy/ silk tops.

Gucci Backless Loafers @Matches £380

I just adore gold shoes at the moment and if money were no object these would be mine, I love the gold tone and the backless look.

Gucci Horsebit Loafer £410

These are the dream, classic, chic and after seeing the image below on Pinterest last year I have been searching for this exact pair. Time to ebay my life away to save up to get a pair..

House of Spring £185

I have these bow loafers and absolutely adore them, they are designed in London, handmade in Portugal and are beautiful. They are the perfect mix of chic and on trend and are super flattering on, the leather takes a little wearing in but when you have you will wear these shoes for years and years to come. Wear them with all black below or like I did (also below) with bright coat and monochrome top...

Topshop have jumped on the bandwagon and have come up trumps with some stunning loafers, the ones I have selected below have leather uppers (I really do prefer leather shoes if I can afford them, they wear so much better and are better when not wearing socks)  and are a decent price.
Topshop Block Heel Loafer £56

I am a fan of a red shoe, they really make a statement and you can keep the rest of your summer outfit neutral like Olivia Palermo below..

Topshop Pointed Loafer £39

Love these, they are so Nicolas Kirkwood, are leather and such a good price, the perfect summer work shoe. They would add a hint of artistic flair to the most plain outfits. The look below is a fabulous work look with an edge..

Topshop Karter Loafer £65

Naturally I am obsessed with these loafers, not the faint hearted but I have ordered. I love the bright pink colour, they will look amazing with a denim dress, add a punch of colour to a black and white outfit or just wear with a pair of jeans and plain t-shirt.

Topshop Karter Loafer £62

 A luxury looking pair of black loafers at an affordable price.

Topshop Kube Loafers £59

A real classic, Spanish style loafer, these light tan loafers will flatter especially when worn with ankle length jeans, dresses or shorts, the nude colour elongates your legs. Made of leather these are for the classically, chic lady. 

Topshop Silver Mule £59

A fabulous alternative the full mule, these will be easy to slip on and go and look glamorous as you walk around in them. Wear them low key with jeans and tee or ramp up the metallic look and wear with a metallic skirt for a real statement outfit..

Office Dapper Loafers £65

For some true red loafers, these Office shoes are the perfect colour and shape. Let them do the talking keep your outfit simple.

I love the look of red shoes with a pair of jeans and white shorts, easy, chic and stylish.

Another trend that is both practical and cool, I love these easy to wear looks, so much better than stilletos being 'in'. The more I am looking at the pink Topshop loafers the more I think I need to order them, they look so much fun and I really believe fashion is about fun, taking little risks with your style and stepping a little out of your comfort zone, it always is worth it. Loafers are the perfect 'Fashion Lift' to add to your wardrobe.

Have you bought any loafers so far this year? Have you invested in the trend or are you going for the less expensive high street option. As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time Fran xxxx


  1. Hi Fran, love the photos, makes me feel more justified with my rather extravagant order that I placed on line last night ha switch includes a bronze leather loafer from TK Maxx and a pink suede Ted Baker pair from Office, hoping they're going to look as great as the ones you've posted!

    1. Oh they sound fab Vicky, love bronze loafers and pink suede are heaven! Let me know what they are like when they arrive they sound gorgeous!! xx

    2. Hi Fran, the pink suede Ted Baker loafers are gorgeous, I'm not sure I can bring myself to wear them and might just look at them every day. Here they are ( hope this link works) http://www.office.co.uk/view/product/office_catalog/2,30/1909376161
      Going to return the bronze as they were too big and the strap across the front too bling for me. That said I'm keeping a pair of slipper style white leather pumps with silver studded toe caps which were a bargain £16.99 from TK Maxx - figure they will look ace with denim dresses and much more.

  2. Ha you and I have been n the same Pinterest boards! I have a couple of pairs of Gucci loafers from past years and I am waiting for my pink karter shoes and gold kimis from topshop!! Joanna X

    1. Always Joanna, you and I are completely on the same page (and pins!) I have ordered the pink Topshop shoes and love the gold kimis, would love the Guccis I am Gucci obsessed at the moment thanks to Alessandro! xx

  3. Oh you will look fab in the pink Karters. I had my eye on the white ones and tried them on a couple of times but I just knew I would destroy them in the blink of an eye and I just couldn't bring myself to do that. I will live vicariously through you and your gorgeous shoes.

    1. Must admit Sue I do find white shoes a little scary, think they could get ruined so quickly but they look fab on tanned legs xx

  4. Still on the fence with loafers for me, but some of the lovely shiny shoes are very gorgeous...

    1. Must admit Tanya it has taken me a while to get on board with this trend but now I have I am going for it with the pink ones!! xx

  5. I am sort of kicking myself ..... last year I sold an old pair of Brown suede high heel vintage Gucci loafers (they were far too high for me now ..... possibly a 5in block heel) I no longer wore them and I though Gucci had seen its day. How wrong was I??? Great images Fran, the classic girl in me I am in love the tan horsebit loafers and I just love your Navy blue bow ones .... very cute. xx

    1. Oh no Annmarie, they sound like they would have been perfect this season! Hopefully you bought something equally as gorgeous with the ebay money! I to adore the tan horsebit loafers, so classic, so chic so very you xx

  6. Hi , Grest post. I love loafers. I bought a couple of pairs from Dune last year - a tan pair and a tan and leopard print pair. I think they look so stylish. Love the pink pair you've featured. Tracey xx

    1. Tracey they sound divine I will check them out on your insta feed! xx

  7. I have the pink and yellow Karter loafers from Topshop. I love them both!

    1. Are they nice Sally?, I have ordered them but havent seen them 'in the flesh' so glad to hear your like them! xxx

    2. Just seen you've got them! They are fab but as I said just watch the leather. It's so soft and I've scuffed mine a tad already! X

  8. A great collection of loafers. I have a two pair of loafers in red and black colors. I love them both. Thanks for sharing such great selection of loafers with us.
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