Every Monday I sit down to write my blog posts for the week. I create the collages for these posts on Polyvore a week or so before so I am prepared. Imagine my surprise this morning when I went to Polyvore to grab the images I created and the site was gone, completely gone, like it never existed. Apparently, the site was shuttered last week without much notice when it was acquired by the high-end fashion retailer Ssense. If you try to go to Polyvore you get redirected
Like most Polyvore users, I was more than a little pissed off and inconvenienced by this news. Polyvore made it super simple to create quick outfit collages that I used for my blog posts. As a result of this, I now need to take time to figure out an alternative way to do it, time I don’t have, and making these collages won’t be as fast. So bear with me as I readjust.
The good news is, I was able to download the last outfit collages that I am using this week. After this week I’ll be winging it as I find a new way to quickly create looks. The last thing I have the time to do is take photos of myself like other hardworking bloggers do. My brain would explode if I had multiple photoshoots scheduled into my weeks.
Anyway, for now lets savor some of these last outfits I created. Today’s post is about loafer flats as requested by a reader. What I like about these shoes is the loafer/flat hybrid makes them look sleeker and more refined than a classic clunky loafer while also looking more professional than a pair of ballerina flats.
Five Ways to Wear Loafer Flats
I put together five outfits below using this pair of loafer flats from Steve Madden in a classic camel shade. Check out the looks and shop for loafer flats at the end of this post.
When I think about loafer flats I immediately think of chic preppy looks. I imagine cute little skinny ankle pants, trim ankles (because I don’t have trim ankles) and sharp flat shoes. Inspired by this idea, I styled the loafer flats with these plaid pants from Banana Republic, a chambray shirt from J. Crew that I layered under this bright orange chunky sweater from Topshop. I finished the outfit with a pair of hoop earrings from Rebecca Minkoff, brown bag from ED Ellen Degeneres, and gold link bracelet.
If you don’t like heels, loafer flats can be a suitable alternative because they look professional enough to be worn with suits and tailored pants. I styled the loafer flats with a black pantsuit from Boss Hugo Boss (link to jacket, link to pants.) I finished the outfit with a tan top from Lafayette 148, tan bag and necklace from Alexis Bittar.
Showing the versatility of loafer flats, I styled this outfit much more casually using this skirt from Vince and side tie t-shirt from Madwell. I finished the outfit with a denim jacket from J. Crew, statement necklace from Stella & Dot and circle handbag from Baggu.
In this next look I styled loafer flats with a dress. I like the way the more streamlined style adds more professional sophistication to a dress than rounder toe ballerina flats would. I styled the shoes with a navy dress from J. Crew and finished the look with a snakeskin tote from Banana Republic, bracelet from Anna Beck and necklace from Gorjana.
This last outfit I styled for super casual days. I styled the loafer flats with straight cropped AG jeans, striped tee from Vince, printed scarf from Nordstrom, navy bag by Tory Buch, silver earrings from Robert Lee Morris and sunglasses from Bp..