Fashion

12 Of The Best Loafers To Instantly Update Your Cool And Casual Vibe

By Phoebe Youl
5th May 2021

A photograph of models' feet in Dr Martens loafers.

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

PRICE: $79

The thick platform sole and patent finish will bring a 90s vibe to any outfit. Shop here

Everlane "The Modern Loafer"

Price: $145

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

PRICE: $169.99

In signature Dr. Martens style, these slip-on loafers have detailed stitching and a chunky sole. Shop here

Jo Mercer Westbrook Loafers

Price: $199.95

Simple, timeless, and forever comfortable. These loafers from Melbourne-based Jo Mercer are a must for any wardrobe. Shop here

Madyson Leather Utility Loafers

Price: $220

These platform brogue-style loafers in cool eggshell-coloured leather are perfect for an amped-up loafer look. Shop here.

Sebago Classic Dan

PRICE: $259.95

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

PRICE: $269

Expertly handcrafted from polished leather, these penny loafers will only get better with age. Shop here

St. Agni Romy Pointed Toe Loafers

PRICE: $270

Designed with no frills, these shoes are perfect for wearing just about everywhere. Shop here

10 Corso Como Dan Leather Loafers

PRICE: $346

The added detail of the Corso Como logo takes this classic pair to the next level. Shop here

Camilla And Marc Addison Slipper

PRICE: $450

This minimal slip-on style will pair perfectly with denim, soft tailoring, and floaty dresses. Shop here.

Comme Des Garçons X Dr. Martens 1461 Penny Loafers

PRICE: $460.50

We can’t go past this collaboration between Comme des Garçons and Dr. Martens. Shop here. 

Ganni Embellished Leather Loafers

PRICE: $545

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

PRICE: $755

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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