From pop colours and stripes to florals and tassels, slip-ons are back with a bang
If you are not a heels girl then you’ll be thrilled at the come back of lady loafers this summer. Channel your inner tomboy and get glamourous in flats which have designers like Dolce&Gabbana and brands like Crocs reinventing the androgenous footwear to suit feminine feet. So follow Taylor Swift or Kate Moss and get loafing.
Touch of whimsy
While not exactly a loafer, this quirky number from Fizzy Goblet, sure fits the description. The digitally printed cute collar doodle in cheerful lemon yellow and eggshell white makes it a fun thing to own. Crafted from leatherette, this versatile piece can be worn with dresses, trousers, skirts and kurtas too. Rs 1,950. At Amethyst, Chennai. Details: 044 45991633
If it’s Dolce and Gabbana, you can be sure you’re in for a wild ride. This ridiculously cute stunner from their latest line boasts a front clip embellished with jewels. The blush Napa leather piping and yellow woven raffia detail on the sole tie the peony printed shoe together, while the five-mm micron sneaker sole gives a good grip. Rs 38,000. Details: dolcegabbana.com
Zara takes the style of the humble penny loafer up a notch with this shiny silver number from their latest collection. Made from patent leather, it comes with a flap detail on the instep and a contrasting black sole. Best when worn with a pair of skinny jeans, we say. Rs 4,590. At the store in Orion Mall, Rajajinagar. Details: 22682040
Play it cool
High on functionality and durability, this piece by Clarks also makes the high fashion cut. The cool blue shoe is made from nubuck leather and features a chunky razor cut outsole that sets it apart. Simple contrast trimming in light toffee brown lends it an added charm. Team with ankle length black trousers and a tucked in tee to pull off the semi-formal look. Rs 3,999.
At 1 MG Mall, Trinity Circle.
Perfect to be paired with skinny trousers or even a pencil skirt, these Versace sneakers are right on trend. Crafted from patent leather for the black part and leather on the whites, the cutout gives way to a white matte underlay, lending a subtle yet edgy look. Don’t miss the distinctive Medusa head logo in gleaming gold on the top too. Rs 76,000 on netaporter.com
In their trademark colours, Crocs’ Beach Line Boat shoes for women is perfect for summer. A modern twist on a classic look, the range is light-weight, buoyant and easy to slip into. With cute wrap-around laces to customise the fit, they come in candy colours with a stark contrasting sole. We love the rubber pods for extra grip and the vents (chicly built in) to keep the feet aired. Rs 5,500. At Mantri Mall, Malleswaram. Details: 22667014
Employing a colour palette that includes deep tangerine, peach and mint rendered in a geometric print, Charles and Keith make this shoe a summer must-have. The round-toe loafers are crafted with a transparent outsole and make it a standout. We suggest you pair this with a roomy shirt dress. Rs 5,499. At Phoenix MarketCity, Mahadevpura. Details: 67266348
Touted as a footwear icon which has been updated for this Spring, Tod’s Gommini loafers are spunky and fresh. In white and burgundy striped leather, the slip-on has rubber pebbled soles for perfect traction. Wear them with faded blue jeans and a boyfriend shirt for a casual chic look. Rs 33,000 at the store in DLF Emporio, New Delhi. Details: 011-46662700
Classy and traditional, these loafers by Jimmy Choo sneak in a hint of modernity. The slight variations in the proportions of the upper give it a style update. The buckle hardware has been designed specifically for this style, and adds a formal touch to these beauties. Pair with an all-black outfit for the night or fawn for the day. The Wisa pair is finished with coloured insoles and a smooth natural leather sole. Rs 30,000 at the store in UB City. Details: 41738404
Aldo’s gold loafers are made from leather embossed with a croc pattern.
A great way to add a textured look to office wear, these ones comes with a round toe and a petite bow for added feminity. Pair with pedal-pushers and a white blouse
for an understated look. Or with a cream A-line dress for after work drinks. `6,000 at the store in 1MG Road, Trinity Circle.