Loafers with white socks are often regarded as a fashion no-no, a look reserved for either school children or the elderly.
Well, time is changing. This vintage look is fully back, both on the runway and on the streets, with models and trendsetters confidently showing off pristine white socks peeping out of their loafers.
The biggest proof that this trend is here to stay? Fashion powerhouse Chanel incorporated this very look in their Spring-Summer 2020 Haute Couture Collection:
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A pure and affirmed allure. The CHANEL Spring-Summer 2020 Haute Couture show, as seen by photographer Tim Elkaïm. #CHANELHauteCouture #CHANEL @Maison_Lemarie #MaisonLemarie @Lesage #Lesage #Paloma @AtelierMontex #AtelierMontex @TimElKaim @GigiHadid @iamHyunjiShin @AdutAkech
And the trend doesn’t stop on the runway, many fashion bloggers, journalists and models have also been sporting this look since last year. Whether paired with loose trousers, jeans, skirts or dresses, this versatile look that was once a fashion faux-pas has now become a statement, the defining factor of an outfit.
The look goes perfectly well with dresses, skirts, and shorts, too:
Where to buy loafers in Singapore
If you have decided to hop on this trend, here are some recommendations on the different loafer styles as well as where to get them in Singapore:
Gucci Jordaan Loafers
If you are going to have one pair of loafers, it should be this iconic pair from Gucci that would go with any outfit.
Gucci Jordaan Loafers retail for USD795, available on Net-a-Porter.
Christian Louboutin Monmoc Loafers
These Monmoc Loafers from Christian Louboutin have a slightly more edgy look with the block heels and buckle straps, but are still classy enough for the workplace or formal events.
Christian Louboutin Monmoc Loafers retail for USD880, available on Net-a-Porter.
Dr. Martens Core Originals Adrian Tassle Loafers
Dr, Martens brings the signature rugged aesthetic of their boots to these loafers to create a sturdy, heavy-duty pair of footwear. Yet, the tassels, fringe detailing and the sleek silhouette help the shoes retain their chic and slightly feminine look.
Dr. Martens Core Originals Adrian Tassle Loafers retail for SGD209.90, available on Dr. Martens retailers and Zalora.
PAZZION Black Smart Loafers
The classic, minimalist silhouette makes these PAZZION black loafers a perfect addition to your work wardrobe. The small block heels and padded insole ensure you will be able to walk from meeting to meeting in absolute comfort.
PAZZION Black Smart Loafers retail for SGD83, available at all PAZZION outlets and Lazada.
ALDO Gwuryan Loafers
Want a leg-lengthening effect? These ALDO Gwuryan Loafers have a pointed toe cap with small block heels that will give you the illusion of longer legs without sacrificing comfort.
ALDO Gwuryan Loafers retail for SGD199, available at all ALDO stores and Zalora (currently at a discount).
Gucci Horsebit-detailed Leather Platform Loafers
Sometimes, you want that actual additional height from your shoes to pull off a dramatic look. These platform loafters from Gucci, with the chunky 3.5-inch platform, will make you, literally, stand out from the crowd.
Gucci Horsebit-detailed Leather Platform Loafers retail for USD1,010, available on Net-a-Porter.
Charles & Keith Croc-Effect Leather Bow-Tie Loafers
Monochrome will always be chic and classy. The black bow tie on these white loafers from Charles & Keith gives them an understated whimsical vibe, perfect for those who want something a little different than all-black footwear.
Charles & Keith Croc-Effect Leather Bow-Tie Loafers retail for SGD89.90, available at all Charles & Keith boutiques and their website.
ZARA Soft Leather Tassel Loafers
Love a neutral palette? These cream-coloured loafers with wooden square heels from ZARA will perfectly complement any outfits in the beige colour family.
ZARA Soft Leather Tassel Loafers retail for SGD99, available at all ZARA outlets and ZARA.com.
ASH Exodus Loafers
Be the centre of attention in any room you walk in with these loafers from ASH. Pair them with a simple outfit and let the intricate floral pattern and silver hardware in the shape of a lizard speak for themselves.
ASH Exodus Loafers retails for SGD290, available at Zalora (currently at a discount).
Pedro Gold Embellished Loafers
Want to look like you just stepped out of a Wes Anderson movie? Get this pair of loafers from Pedro with a whimsical muted turquoise colour and gold embellishments.
Pedro Gold Embellished Loafers retail for SGD89.90, available at all Pedro boutiques and their website.
Kenneth Cole Glide Slide Loafers
Skip the high heels and rock these loafers with an eye-catching metallic leather material to your next party.
Kenneth Cole Glide Slide Loafers retail for SGD140.90, available at Zalora (currently at a discount).