The Flat-Shoe Trend Fashion People Wear With Every Type of Outfit


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There are a few key shoe silhouettes that seemingly every fashion person I know owns (myself included). I'm referring to loafers. It makes sense given the inherently elevated nature of the trend as well as the comfort aspect. Loafers are incredibly versatile and can actually be dressed up or down because of their easy yet polished feel. As a result, style setters wear loafers with basically every type of outfit—from casual ensembles to more dressed-up looks.

To showcase some of the chicest loafer outfits I've seen recently, I combed through my Saved folder on Instagram and pulled out standout looks featuring loafers. As you'll notice, there's a variety of outfit types coming your way. If you're in the mood to shop, there are also product recommendations for each ensemble in question.


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A longline coat teamed with a cozy knit and skirt is an effortlessly polished silhouette. The loafers complete this standout outfit.


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Keep it low-key yet elevated with an oversize moto jacket, baggy jeans, and contrasting loafers with white socks.


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Yes, loafers can basically go with anything, including a sweatsuit.


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Need a cool going-out look? Consider teaming your loafers with your favorite LBD.


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This is basically a fashion-person uniform with the relaxed blazer, button-down shirt, straight-leg jeans, and loafers.


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You could try this outfit formula if you're looking for a more dressed-up ensemble to pair with your loafers. The trousers, turtleneck, and leather trench give off a sleek, tailored vibe.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.