The Royal-Approved Shoe Trend That Will Reign Supreme This Spring



What’s the easiest way to add a fresh and modern touch to your 2020 ensembles? With a brand-spanking-new pair of shoes, of course! The spring 2020 runways were rife with exciting soles to stimulate our sartorial senses this year—from chain details to over-the-knee-boots and sunny, vibrant hues. But what we’re particularly loving this year is the resurgence of heeled loafers. Well, let’s be honest they’ve never really gone out of style. Queen Elizabeth II can certainly attest to that. For over five decades, HRH has been wearing her beloved custom-made Anello & Davide block-heeled loafers with every stately outfit under the sun. Kate Middleton has also followed suit, spotted in the preppy trend over the past few years.

Expect to see the royal-approved trend on an Insta feed near you before spring 2020 even arrives. The sophisticated shoes were omnipresent on the runways and featured intriguing sartorial twists, such as slingback styles, buckles, textured fabrics, mules, and fun patterns. Whatever style you choose, they’ll be the most refreshingly cool new addition to your 2020 wardrobe. See the chicest styles spotted on the runways below and shop our favorites to get ahead of the trend right now.

On the Runway:
The Chicest Shoe Style to Wear in 2020


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At Louis Vuitton, heeled loafers took center stage—seen embossed with metallic hardware, tassels, patterned fabrics and in pristine white hues.

The Best Shoe Trends to Wear in 2020


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Leather brown and white loafers came with standout metallic buckle details at Prada.

Heeled Loafers Belong in Your 2020 Wardrobe


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Fendi's loafers came in slingback styles in pretty pops of yellow and pink.

The Chicest Heeled Loafers on the Spring Runways


Loewe, Saviko/Getty Images

Loewe's classic black-and-white patent leather loafers are the perfect option to add to your work wardrobe this year.

The Must-Have Shoe Style of 2020


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Opt for a modern touch with a loafer-mule hybrid as seen at Lanvin.

On the 'Gram:
How fashion girls are wearing loafers



Match your neutral ensemble with a sophisticated off-white pair.

Here's how to wear loafers right now



Gold hardware details adds polish to your winter basics.

The coolest way to wear heeled loafers



Show off your socks with your loafers for a cool-girl winter look.

Shop the trend:

These will take you from day to night in style.

Fashion girls are all over Bottega's new It shoe.

These look way more expensive that their price tag.

Wear with sharp tailored trousers.

A cream hue adds ladylike sophistication to your ensemble.

Slingback loafers are the newest style that belong in your 2020 wardrobe.

This walkable pair will last you a lifetime.

Make your jeans outfit pop with patent leather.

Color-blocking is a fun twist on the trend.

Wear with your socks ankle socks showing for a runway-ready look.