6 Ways Fashion People Are Wearing Last Year's Loafers Now

I wish it didn’t have to come to this, but sadly, it does. Apparently this is "summer”, but the only way you’d know about it is from the sound of the collective groan after we’ve checked the weather forecast and acknowledged another day of scheduled drizzle. 

Though the days are longer, you’d be hard pressed to spot a blue sky or a sunny spot in the UK at the moment. Instead, we’ve found ourselves in what appears to be early autumn, with a healthy serving of showers and a persistent cool breeze. Because of this, we're reluctantly accessing our autumn wardrobes earlier than normal. 

It's not that there's anything wrong with autumn, but we're feeling a little short-changed on the summer front, is all. Until summer returns, we'll do what we can to take a premature autumn in our stride. Namely, updating our shoe collections with styles that can manage the demands of this time of year. 


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Modelled by our favourite celebs on a near-daily basis, it's hard to ignore the appeal of a classic loafer. A favourite of Hailey Bieber's, the model has been opting to style her pairs with crisp white socks and denim shorts on repeat in recent weeks.

Lending themselves to denim, trousers, dresses and shorts, black loafers are easier to style than you might imagine. Our top tip is to lean into the nature of these smart shoes and shop for tailored items that will complement the sharp silhouette. Or, do as the celebs do and treat the style like a souped up slipper, wearing it with everything from baggy denim to LBDs.

Below, I've rounded our favourite examples of how to wear loafers this season, along with an edit of the best pairs on the market, should you be looking to invest.



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When styling sleek loafers with trousers, the biggest consideration should be the length of the trousers. You want to aim for a style that falls to the ankle, leaving enough room at bottom to show off your smart kicks. From there, add a neat white tee or a button-down shirt and you're set.



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A great pair of jeans with polished loafers is an outfit combo we like to rewear again and again. Unlike pairing them with tailored trousers, styling loafers with jeans highlights the casual foundation of the outfit, injecting a French flare.



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A short dress doesn't always call for a high heel. Recently, celebrities have opted to style their minis with ballet flats or chunky loafers well into the evening. Perhaps a hangover from lockdown, high heels just aren't as common as they once were. Instead, shoppers are opting for stylish shoes that will see them through the day in comfort.



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White socks play up the preppy side black loafers and are an easy trick for when the temperature starts to drop.



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Chucky loafers can balance flared trouser,s grounding the wide-leg silhouette.



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Style your sleek loafers à la Kendall Jenner and pair them with short shorts. Stack on the accessories and consider a baseball cap to juxtapose to formality of the shoes.


Next Up: 9 Major Shoe Trends That Will Be Everywhere This Autumn

Natalie Munro
News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Having worked in the fashion industry since her time at university—where she obtained a BA in Journalism from University of the Arts London, Natalie's experience spans journalistic and styling roles. In the early stages of her career Natalie predominately worked on editorial shoots for fashion publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK, before moving into journalism roles.

On completion of her degree she interned in the editorial team at British Vogue and later went on to freelance for the publication. Here, she developed her interest in reporting on the latest fashion news and trends. Inspired by the dynamic nature of the industry, Natalie went on to write for other lifestyle and fashion brands and publications before taking on the role as News Writer for Who What Wear.

With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news for Who What Wear UK. Focusing on trends on and off the runway, as well as street style and celebrity fashion, Natalie reports on a daily basis, ensuring that she remains ahead of the trends. Natalie also creates content for Who What Wear’s social channels including TikTok and Instagram on a weekly basis.