How to Style Loafers – As Seen on the Streets of Paris

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Wear them to your next brunch date, gallery hop or virtually anywhere.

Ever since Gucci reissued their signature loafers and Prada their platform version, loafers have been having a moment in many parts of the world. Specifically, fashion enthusiasts in Paris recently seem to be exceptionally fond of the classic style, showcasing a variety of ways to wear them. From the typical preppy number to a vibrant refresh, loafers are truly a versatile shoe that’s easy to style and stands the test of time. And once you find the right pair, they can easily become your go-to footwear of choice.

Whether you like your loafers simple, chunky or eccentric, take inspiration from the trendsetters in Paris on how to style them.

Pearls and ruffles

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The combination of soft and edgy never gets old. Giving off the same vibe as Villanelle’s monumental getup in Killing Eve (you know what I’m talking about), a babydoll dress is a perfect addition to a pair of chunky loafers. Add some pearly accessories and there you have an easy outfit you can dress up or down.

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Wide-leg stance

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If you’ve been on TikTok, you’ll know this is how all the cool kids dress these days – wide-leg pants draped over an understated shoe, worn with a playful knitted vest. This tried-and-true outfit recipe works for any season and in many iterations, whether you layer a turtleneck underneath or wear it on its own.

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Updated classic

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Fashion guru and Swarovski creative director Giovanna Engelbert sure knows how to elevate a preppy look, adding oversized baubles and a pop of colour to her Chanel ensemble at the brand’s Spring/Summer 2022 Haute Couture show. A bralette + cardigan combo is a must-have for the season since you never know when a chilly breeze might hit.

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Eye-catching outerwear

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A statement shacket deserves to be the highlight of your look, as seen on creative consultant Jean-Philippe Phiné N’djoli outside the Bluemarble show. To take things up a notch, he matched his footwear with one of the colours on his top, creating a nifty colour palette. The tailored silhouette and neutral tones keep the rest of the outfit balanced and on point.

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