The Flat-Shoe Trend I'm Buying Instead of Heels This Season

For the first time maybe ever, I don't anticipate buying any new heels this winter. I don't typically wear heels very much when it's cold anyway, so flats it is for me. Luckily, one of the biggest shoe trends on the market for the upcoming season happens to be flat (well, sort of). Allow me to explain.

I've always been a big fan of loafers. The Gucci Jordaan loafers have been perhaps the most worn shoes in my closet for the past several years, but I'm ready for a fresh update on the classic style. My wishes have been granted thanks in large part to Prada and its chunky-loafer It shoes and the grunge trend. I'm happy to have snagged a pair and basically just want the warm weather to end so that I can wear them on my rare outings without sweating my feet off. Prada's loafers (which you'll see below) have been all over my Instagram feed and have been selling out left and right, but many other brands have followed suit and gotten in on the trend themselves, which I fully support. Like the Prada ones, many styles have a lug sole or a low platform, but that doesn't make them heels, in my opinion. I'll gladly take the extra height, though. 

Keep scrolling to see how people are styling their chunky loafers and shop my favorite pairs at a variety of price points.

Prada chunky loafers



This might be my favorite wallet-friendly pair.

They're kind of perfect in every way.

Prada loafers Instagram


Flat shoe trend



Just add a miniskirt and an oversize leather biker jacket.

In case you want something a little different.

Fall loafers outfit



I'm surprisingly into the the crystal accent.

These are likely to stay in your wardrobe for years to come.

It wouldn't be a shoe-trend roundup without Gucci.

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Up next, The Only Sneaker Trends That Will Matter This Year, According to Sneakerheads