MEMORANDUM · Dec 15, 2016

The Shoe Trend of the Season

There’s no question that the biggest shoe trend this fall and winter is the loafer, in all its menswear-inspired glory. Especially as temperatures drop and we settle into winter, it seems that it’s either loafers or a pair of booties that have been making it onto my feet in the last several weeks, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. These Gucci mid-heel Marmont loafers were my favorite investment of the season and definitely a pair I’ll be wearing for years to come. I paired them with a classic black ankle-length trouser, turtleneck and maxi coat, but I absolutely love wearing loafers with skirts and dresses as well. You know that masculine-feminine combo always gets me, especially when it comes to workwear. Not only will they amp up your cool-girl factor this season, but they’re a classic, super comfy alternative to heels for long days at the office. If you’re just thinking about dipping your toe (#shoepuns) into the trend, check out some great look-alikes at all price points below!

Today, I’ve compiled the ultimate hit list of my favorite loafers below, and as you can see, the trend manifests itself in a million different ways, at all price points. There are classic loafers, heeled loafers, backless beauties, metallics, bright colors, everything. Wear them with tights and skirts, with bold socks and ankle pants, or simply with bare ankles and your favorite pair of trousers. I promise they’ll be the MVP of your closet this winter in and out of the office!

SHOES: Gucci | COAT: Topshop (similar HERE and HERE) | TURTLENECK: similar HERE and HERE | PANTS: Theory (old, similar HERE and HERE) | BEANIE: similar HERE | BELT: similar HERE and HERE | TECH GLOVES: Fownes Brothers | BAG: Saint Laurent | LIP: Nars (Bansar)

Thanks to Nordstrom for partnering on this post!

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