Tuesday, August 14

loafing around


A good friend of mine, who happens to have the most impeccable taste, just returned from a month-long stay in Paris (can you imagine?!). She emailed me to report that all the chic French girls are wearing loafers, from the classic tasseled Belgian variety to old-school Bass Weejuns. Model/blogger Hanelli Mustaparta, above, was recently photographed in Paris, wearing a tasseled pair by Burberry (last season). I'm thinking they're a fresh alternative to the ballet flat--and just as year-round versatile. Here are a few to mull over from Lanvin (the pair my friend is eyeing), Alexander Wang, Bass Weejuns (more feminine than you'd expect), Boutique 9, Tommy Hilfiger, and Kelsi Dagger.

Photo: Vanessa Jackman

4 comments:

Heirra Vintage said...

I'm loving loafers! I have an adorable vintage pair in excellent condion.
Here's the listing:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/105519340/80s-vintage-tassel-two-tone-leather

Sara G. said...

I've had my eye on these loafers since Emma Chadwick wore a white pair with a grey jersey dress in a Backyard Bill feature. These days I like them best when they are a bit chunkier, like they could belong to your grandpa but in 1988 I preferred the beat up, brown penny loafers (I even put old pennies in mine). I think fashion is having a late 80's moment right now.

Ella said...

loafers are the best! this image is great, the girl's outfit is really adorable, i love the mustard colored top and ankle jeans.

Kat said...

Love the Kelsi Dagger option - and they're crazy affordable.