When you hear the word loafer you may think, Wait isn't that for men and the elderly? But no, not anymore! Loafers have become the new style staple shoe of 2011. It is perfect for that tricky period of time where it's not sunny enough for sandals but you don't want to get out your winter boots just yet, they're comfortable, great for on-the-go and a simple way to ease the preppy look into your wardrobe without going OTT.
You can find them practically anywhere at the moment, the highstreet, gracing the likes of Katie Holmes, Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo's celebrity feet, having being spotted on the runways of icons such as Christian Louboutin and Chanel and they're practically their own character on Gossip Girl, considering the amount of screen time they get!
So are you wondering how you can transfer loafers into your wardrobe? Well first of all, don't be shy, there's room for fun in this style. Loafers go with nearly anything, but I suggest you try them out with some girly day dresses or skinny jeans. Give it a go and be creative.
These beauties for example are a bargain at $44 (originally $90) at Aldo.
By Katie Cornish- Katie is Viva Fashion's newest contributing writer.