While there are many items in our wardrobe that the circumstances of 2020 essentially made redundant (our feet literally wouldn’t know what to do with a pair of stilettos right now), others rose their way to the top—namely comfortable shoes.
From Birkenstocks to slippers, sneakers, and dad sandals, we couldn’t be happier that flat shoes are finally having their moment.
However, there are only so many outfits we can pair with our sneakers and chunky sandals before things start to feel pretty repetitive. Thus, we are needing to find a pair of everyday shoes that do something a little more elevated for our wardrobes than our favourite New Balance 990s are capable of.
That’s where this style of slip-on shoe comes into play. Almost as comfortable as sneakers, loafers are the perfect alternative for adding interest to your usual outfits. Whether your uniform is midi-dresses, oversized tailoring, or baggy jeans, replacing your usual sneaker or flat shoe looks with a versatile pair of loafers will instantly shift things into cooler territory.
If you’ve been looking for a pair of loafers to invest in this winter, below we’ve rounded up 11 of the best. From on-trend chunky styles to timeless penny loafers, you’ll be sure to find a pair capable of reviving your wardrobe below.
Alice In The Eve Lennox Patent Loafers
The thick platform sole and patent finish will bring a 90s vibe to any outfit. Shop here.
Everlane "The Modern Loafer"
Made from buttery soft leather, these Everlane staples have been upgraded with additional padding and a foam-cushioned insole, so there’s zero break-in needed for your first wear. Shop here.
Dr. Martens Adrian Tassel Loafers
In signature Dr. Martens style, these slip-on loafers have detailed stitching and a chunky sole. Shop here.
Jo Mercer Westbrook Loafers
Simple, timeless, and forever comfortable. These loafers from Melbourne-based Jo Mercer are a must for any wardrobe. Shop here.
Madyson Leather Utility Loafers
These platform brogue-style loafers in cool eggshell-coloured leather are perfect for an amped-up loafer look. Shop here.
Sebago Classic Dan
Featuring a moccasin toe and penny cut-out vamp, you can’t go wrong with this classic pair. Shop here.
G. H. BASS & CO. Weejun Larson Moc Penny Loafers
Expertly handcrafted from polished leather, these penny loafers will only get better with age. Shop here.
St. Agni Romy Pointed Toe Loafers
Designed with no frills, these shoes are perfect for wearing just about everywhere. Shop here.
10 Corso Como Dan Leather Loafers
The added detail of the Corso Como logo takes this classic pair to the next level. Shop here.
Camilla And Marc Addison Slipper
Comme Des Garçons X Dr. Martens 1461 Penny Loafers
We can’t go past this collaboration between Comme des Garçons and Dr. Martens. Shop here.
Ganni Embellished Leather Loafers
Freshen up your look with these embellished loafers made from supple calf leather from cool-girl label Ganni. Shop here.
JWAnderson Bi-Colour Square-Toe Flat Leather Loafers
Handcrafted in Spain, these colour block loafers will make a statement in your wardrobe. Shop here.
Now, keep the cosy vibes flowing with this edit of cool cardigans for winter.
Image credit: Dr. Martens
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