Summer isn’t over, but shoe shops have moved on. The last few sandals are sitting on sale racks. Next thing you know, the racks will be gone, and new autumn styles will take their place. There’s no need to start your boot search yet. Loafers are a key trend in flats this coming season, so why not plan your next purchase by having a look at one of my favourite womens loafers you can buy and wear now.
Black patent leather looks smart for daytime or evening looks. No need to carry evening shoes in your work bag.
Pink suede gives a feminine look to this easy-to-wear flat. Why not offset the masculinity of the loafer style with a bow and a girly colour?
Opt for this nude suede option for a light option which eases you into autumn, without going straight for dark colours.
Black suede gives a soft, sophisticated aesthetic. Try these with an all black outfit with different textures, e.g. wool jumper, leather jacket, tweed trousers.
A neutral with sophistication. This nude patent option will look lovely with a tailored skirt suit in pale shades.
This style has a tapered (not pointed) toe. This gives these loafers an elegant look whilst being more comfortable than pointed toe flats.
The over-sized bow sits quite flat, and tones in with each of the upper colours, so it’s not in-your-face cutesy. It adds a subtle feminine touch to these womens loafers.
The synthetic sole helps to avoid slips on smooth or wet floors.
…and the best thing about these womens loafers? You can slip them on and run out of the door so you won’t be late for work, the school drop-off, or to run out to get ice-cream before the van plays its tune in someone else’s neighbourhood…or goes into the garage until next year.
Slip on shoes are an essential part of my mum wardrobe. I save my lace-ups for work days when I have time to concern myself with my own attire. Try working out the logistics of tying your shoe laces when you’re carrying a small person in a sling. I often say that mums are logistics experts, and companies would do well to employ them in this field. Parenting is so much about planning: from what to pack for a quick trip to the park, to working out how to schedule activities around your small person’s routine. Yes we do even carefully consider when the shoes go on.
For lots more essential tips on how to find comfortable, beautiful footwear which suits your feet, style and life, you can download my book The Shoe Shopping Kit.