Trend of the week: Loafers

Loafin' around - Slide into next season with style, says Annmarie O'Connor.

INSPIRATION

Alessandra Michele kicked off loafer love this season with his furry horsebit slide (as worn by Alexa Chung); a style crush which dominated well into autumn/winter 16 (hirsute or otherwise).

Opt for backless styles to bridge the wonky weather divide or pay it forward in premium leather and animal print for a more practical pay-off.

Insider tip: Autumn/winter 16 sees squared off toes, brocades, penny loafers and kiltie fringing; as well as metal and hardware trim.

You know where you heard it first!

STYLE HACKS

Do Casual Friday with an office shirtdress or dial down a flirty mini for Saturday night drinks.

Wear with frayed jeans and an overshirt for layered loveliness.

Make like Gucci and opt for prissy blouses and knifepleat skirts.

Pair with a culotte suit and slogan tee for breezy brio.


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