How to Join
the Fashion Spot / Front Row / Trend Spotting
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
21-08-2011
  1
flaunt the imperfection
 
softgrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: downtown...
Gender: femme
Posts: 50,909
Loafers...
these are showing up everywhere...
will you be wearing loafers this season...or are they too masculine...?!?...

i'm liking it a lot when i see it in editorials...
but not so sure if i am going to go there myself...




dieppa restreppo

rochas

robert clergerie

lagarconne.com

__________________
"It is not money that makes you well dressed: it is understanding."
ChristianDior




Last edited by softgrey; 21-08-2011 at 02:17 AM.
  Reply With Quote
 
21-08-2011
  2
flaunt the imperfection
 
softgrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: downtown...
Gender: femme
Posts: 50,909


repett0

jil sander

lagarconne.com

__________________
"It is not money that makes you well dressed: it is understanding."
ChristianDior



  Reply With Quote
21-08-2011
  3
front row
 
oceanhue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: In My Skin
Gender: femme
Posts: 235
I love the ones that they sell at Urban Outfitters... I like loafers--haters be hatin'.



I can't wait to wear them with my grazers or cigarette jeans on campus.

  Reply With Quote
21-08-2011
  4
V.I.P.
 
MulletProof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Gender: femme
Posts: 24,764
I bought a pair of Bass loafers last year, I was so crushed on that Margaret Howell look, the loafers with a dark skirt and a plain white blouse/shirt (still am ).. I don't wear them often but I love them, I think they'd look cute on someone with smaller feet (I'm size 10 ) but I actually enjoy how they confuse people (size + the design itself), especially men.


Love the patent leather ones from La GarÁonne. Wish I could fine something less robust like that, and in patent leather.

__________________
Metal teeth of carousels.
  Reply With Quote
21-08-2011
  5
rising star
 
ErnstLudwig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Metropolis
Gender: homme
Posts: 181
Really classical unisex style (penny loafers). In particular I remember Audrey wearing them quite often in Funny Face; I guess to emphasize the intellect of her character (college/university = loafer).

But I'm no fan of patent leather that looks kinda cheap (personal opinion )

  Reply With Quote
21-08-2011
  6
flaunt the imperfection
 
softgrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: downtown...
Gender: femme
Posts: 50,909








j.crew.com

__________________
"It is not money that makes you well dressed: it is understanding."
ChristianDior




Last edited by softgrey; 21-08-2011 at 03:02 PM.
  Reply With Quote
21-08-2011
  7
flaunt the imperfection
 
softgrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: downtown...
Gender: femme
Posts: 50,909
Quote:
Originally Posted by ErnstLudwig View Post
Really classical unisex style (penny loafers). In particular I remember Audrey wearing them quite often in Funny Face; I guess to emphasize the intellect of her character (college/university = loafer).

But I'm no fan of patent leather that looks kinda cheap (personal opinion )
yep-
now that you mention it...
i would said it's an updated 60's look...
funny face w. Audrey is a good reference...
thx...

an iconic image...


**this and the pumps trend is going to bring me to my next trend...
:p....
and then one more after that!
...

__________________
"It is not money that makes you well dressed: it is understanding."
ChristianDior



  Reply With Quote
21-08-2011
  8
fashion insider
 
Heroin_Chic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Germany
Gender: femme
Posts: 2,218
I LOVE this trend and already bought two pair! It was about time something classy became trendy (after all that ripped / oversize / neon bulls**t).

  Reply With Quote
21-08-2011
  9
backstage pass
 
shutterbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Vancouver
Gender: femme
Posts: 867
I purchased a pair earlier this month. I was looking for loafers that looked more feminine with a slightly sharper toe and found these:



http://www.localeshoes.com

I'm in love.

__________________
[Pinterest]
  Reply With Quote
22-08-2011
  10
front row
 
anarcobitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Gender: femme
Posts: 282
i love this trend!

__________________
"But my darling, this is not Wonderland and you're not Alice."
  Reply With Quote
22-08-2011
  11
What fresh hell is this.?
 
Tinetush's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Denmark
Gender: femme
Posts: 3,701
To me they are just the right amount of masculine :p
But I do really like men's shoes. It balances out the femininity of most of the dresses I wear.

I've been meaning to buy a pair for about a year I think. But I haven't found the perfect pair. I want them to be as simple as possible. Black, no tassles, nice leather, with a heel (albeit low). I really do like the second to last ones from J. Crew in post #6.

__________________
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't. - Mark Twain
  Reply With Quote
22-08-2011
  12
front row
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Gender: femme
Posts: 312
I love loafers, but my feet are very narrow so they tend to fall off

  Reply With Quote
23-08-2011
  13
girl who fell to earth
 
ChrissyM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Boston
Gender: femme
Posts: 18,637
i've been loving loafers lately and have had to restrain myself from impulse buying too many pairs...

i recently caved and bought a leopard print pair of steven by steve madden loafers during Nordstrom's Anniversary sale..
my sister bought the glitter pair.


nordstrom.com

and, i haven't bought these but i keep coming back to them and first saw them months and months ago...

from Rachel Antonoff's collection for Bass
the Wendybird loafer

freepeople.com

  Reply With Quote
24-08-2011
  14
flaunt the imperfection
 
softgrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: downtown...
Gender: femme
Posts: 50,909
shutterbug...
i like how those are a bit more feminized...
makes them seem a bit more wearable - at least for me...
it's hard for me to do a chunky shoe and not feel really unattractive...
...

those ones you posted are cute as well chrissy---
i love the whole sparkle shoe trend - ever since margiela did it way back when...
and i am always a sucker for pretty much anything leopard...
that is a pretty good leopard print (oh-i hate bad leopard so much@!.........)



i guess this is pretty much one of those unisex trends...
i kinda love when that happens...
ANDROGYNY!!!...

...


:p

__________________
"It is not money that makes you well dressed: it is understanding."
ChristianDior




Last edited by softgrey; 24-08-2011 at 01:48 AM.
  Reply With Quote
24-08-2011
  15
girl who fell to earth
 
ChrissyM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Boston
Gender: femme
Posts: 18,637
^^i definitely have a thing for "go with everything" sparkly shoes as well...
i wish my sister and i had the same shoe size so i could steal hers

that nude/tan patent pair from j crew looks really great...
i love that there is such a variety of great looking loafers out there and i love the androgyny of them for sure.

they look so great with cropped pants...
i wore my leopard pair today with some black and white nanette lepore shorts, a black tank and a yellow lace cardigan (with a brown/black abstract giraffe print scarf thrown on as well)

stubbs & wootton's loafer/slippers come in some really fun/quirky/interesting iterations as well, but i just couldn't justify the price for myself since i didn't find a pair that i really fell in love with: http://www.stubbsandwootton.com/

my boss has a great black pair with little golden bees on them that she got years ago...
those i would have splurged on :p
my dad is a beekeeper as a hobby so i have a bit of a soft spot for things with bees on them since they remind me of him

  Reply With Quote
Reply
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
loafers
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:36 PM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. ©2014 All rights reserved.