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:
Louis Vuitton, Peter White/Getty Images
At Louis Vuitton, heeled loafers took center stage—seen embossed with metallic hardware, tassels, patterned fabrics and in pristine white hues.
Prada, Pietro d'Aprarno/Getty Images
Leather brown and white loafers came with standout metallic buckle details at Prada.
Fendi, Victor Virgile/Getty Images
Fendi's loafers came in slingback styles in pretty pops of yellow and pink.
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.
Lanvin, Victor Virgile/Getty Images
Opt for a modern touch with a loafer-mule hybrid as seen at Lanvin.