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From pop colours and stripes to florals and tassels, slip-ons are back with a bang

If you are not a heels girl then youa��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

Bejewelled wonder
If ita��s Dolce and Gabbana, you can be sure youa��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

Shine bright
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.
Details: 22086518

Loving ornate
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. Dona��t miss the distinctive Medusa head logo in gleaming gold on the topA� too. Rs 76,000 on netaporter.com

Candy crush
In their trademark colours, Crocsa�� 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

Check please
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

Striped affair
Touted as a footwear icon which has been updated for this Spring, Toda��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

Purple rain
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

Golden eye
Aldoa��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.
Details: 22086543

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