Loafer Alert

MORE's fashion features editor, Susan Swimmer, blogs about the fashion matters that really count.

by Susan Swimmer • Fashion Features Editor
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Photograph: Courtesy of Nine West

Yes, my friends, after years spent shuffling around in ballet flats, it’s time for me to take a new lover. The loafer is back. I know, I KNOW, reunited and it feels so good.

It’s all about comfort, my friends, because much as I’d love to be the gal who thinks six-inch heels are as comfy as slippers, when it comes to errand-running, subway-riding, and multiple-city-block-schlepping, I need me some flats.

This season loads of retailers have jumped on board, and so there is much to consider. Look for metal accents, texture (calf hair, tweed) and a rainbow of colors, and go for a more feminine silhouette for your starter pair (more like a smoking loafer…almost, dare I say, slipper-esque…void of all that late 1980’s early 1990’s chunky-ness) and go from there. Happy feet are here again.

Go! Buy! Be Chic!

Nine West loafers, $69; ninewest.com

Check out Susan's last blog post here.

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Sarah 10.04.2012

Loafers are my favorite flats right now.I bouught a pair just like this from CL by Laundry and they were only $50. I wear them with just about everything.

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