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Not Your Grandmother's Shoes: 11 Totally Fashionable Loafers

From Gucci to Kate Spade, all of our favorite designers are jumping on the women's penny loafer bandwagon and we are so into it. These shoes may look familiar (ahem, from your grandmother's closet...) but we're showing you the hottest pairs of loafers that will be anything but those ones your grandma used to wear.

Gucci Leather Mid-Heel Loafer

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When you hear Gucci, you should immediately think trendy loafers. Channel your inner feminine side with these edgy-classic Gucci leather ones. The stacked heel comes with pearl and studded embellishments to give it an extra flair of elegance, while the classic double G emblem sits front and center for a lavish finish. ($1,100; gucci.com)

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Free People Brocade At Ease Loafer

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With a low-stacked heel and a colorful embroidered design, these loafers will make a statement anywhere you step. With an easy slide-on fit, these shoes are the definition of looking stylish without trying too hard. Pair these open-backed loafers with a chic all-black get up, or go bold and mix and match prints like a fashion guru. ($102.99; zappos.com)

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Marc Fisher Metallic Loafer

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Shine bright with one of fall's biggest trends with this silver metallic loafer by Marc Fisher. With the chunky block heel, this shoe will give you a slight edge over the normal business casual outfit when you pair them with your go-to slacks or denim. Featuring the classic loafer tassel, this shoe is a must-have for any trend-setter. ($69.99; dsw.com)

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Kate Spade Leopard Print Loafer

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Every woman should have a pair of leopard print shoes in her closet, so why not make your latest addition in the form of fashion's latest shoe trend? These loafers are stylish and sophisticated with just the right amount of pizzaz to have you looking like a woman who isn't afraid to walk on the wild side—even if you are only walking to the coffee machine. ($268; nordstrom.com)

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Purple Breeze Studded Loafer

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Looking for some biker-chic shoes to add to your closet? Look no further than the Breeze Loafer by Journee Collection. Take an edgy risk with the studded top, but stay true to your feminine side with the soft purple suede to spruce up any dull outfit. ($49.99; dsw.com)

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Sam Edelman Aven Loafer Mule

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Sexy and sleek, these velvet embroidered mules are at the top of our want list. Perfect for fall, the deep color described as "malbec" (yum) will be the accent shoe of the season, as it offers the perfect combination of classic design with stylish patterning. ($119.95; nordstrom.com)


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Aerosoles Girlfriend Loafer

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A classic style with a simple twist, this girlfriend loafer is the perfect shoe for easy on-the-go comfort. With a textured design and a soft light blue finish, this loafer will complement any outfit for a trendy twist on a sophisticated shoe. ($59.99; dsw.com)

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BP Maddy Mule

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Have you ever seen a slide-on shoe with so much flair? It's all about backless footwear this season, and you'll be one step ahead with the Maddy Mule. This mule comes in six different colors, but we're totally feeling this mustard suede! Effortless style has never been so easy. ($69.95; nordstrom.com)

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Vegabond Kenova Leather Loafer

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Platform shoes are totally having a moment, and these white leather loafers from Urban Outfitters deserve all the attention in the world. With a classic design and clean finish on top, these shoes say simple and sweet—but add on the chunky platform bottom and they scream edgy and fun. ($140; urbanoutfitters.com)

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Jeffrey Campbell 'Civil' Pearly Heeled Beaded Tassel Loafer

Jeffrey Campbell 'Civil' Pearly Heeled Beaded Tassel Loafer photo

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These soft and feminine pink suede loafers by Jeffrey Campbell are all we need right now. The elegant cut makes this an ultra-flattering fit, but add in the faux pearl-lined heel and we are totally smitten. Elegance and charm, all wrapped into one perfect little shoe is what dreams are made of. ($159.95; nordstrom.com)

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Audrey Brooke Black Tacy Loafer

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Perhaps you want to stick to the classic, simple, and understated black loafer that will undoubtedly be your ideal go-to for the season. No shame in that game! This patent leather loafer with top-stitching detail and a signature tassel make for the perfect shoe that screams stylish trend-setter who means business. ($49.99; dsw.com)

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