Loafers are a fashion staple for men, adding the perfect touch of smart-casual to any outfit. Loafers are an easy way to take your style to the next level. They are greatly versatile, having the ability to take you from a casual weekend to a formal event with ease.
Sliding on a pair of loafers is the easy part, but we’ve laid out a few guidelines so that your outfit will always be on point. In this guide, we help advise you on how to wear loafers with any outfit.
Whether dressed up or down, loafers work best with tailored bottoms – slim, modern, and tapered fits. On the top, this sleek and minimal shoe style gives you plenty of freedom. Your shirts can be slim or intentionally loose fit.
Socks or no socks?
If you’re after a more traditional look, wearing your loafers with a pair of socks will be your go-to, but pick a pair that coordinates well with the rest of your outfit.
When going sockless, you’re going to have to get that trouser gap right. Make sure that your jeans or trousers aren’t too long, so that the hem drops just over the shoe. If you do opt for no socks, we suggest making use no-show socks, which will protect your shoes and avoid sweaty feet.
A casual loafer is anything made of suede or that has more than 2 colours (excluding tassel loafers). These style loafers can be worn with almost anything from a t-shirt and jeans to chinos and a button-up shirt. They also partner perfectly with shorts during warmer months. Casual loafers will also give you a more sophisticated look than trainers.
Not all casual loafers can be dressed up. For an outfit that’s more on the formal side, one or two tone leather loafers are your best bet. These styles are perfectly paired with a blazer and tailored trousers, providing you with a stylish and polished look. Despite the stigma around the shoe only being a smart-casual option, in current times, the loafer can be worn for formal settings.
On That Note
Loafers are a versatile pair of shoes that you can easily and comfortably wear with most outfits. If you’re in two minds about wearing this style, maybe it’s time you slide into a pair. As long as you follow the above guide, wearing loafers is easy and rewarding.