It's rare that a piece intrigues me quite as much as this pretty little Elizabeth and James frock -- but I finding it to be truly enamoring. I love the sweetheart neckline and flirty length. The pockets are perfection. But the true artistry is in the bodice: the draping and ties are so gorgeous, and the little sliver of skin is daring and unique without being overt.
I adore my favorite metallic sandals and boat shoes for summer -- but I'm all about mixing it up once in awhile. Enter my new favorite variation on summer shoes: the loafer. I have a pair of metallic J. Crew driving shoes that I'm absolutely obsessed with, and I think that my collection needs to grow. Exponentially. They're so comfortable and chic, and there are so many varieties -- from the classic penny loafer to glittery slip-ons, I'm convinced that a full wardrobe of these is truly necessary for my summer well-being.
DEAL: Wanted Rant Blue Snake Penny Loafers
I love this fun spin on the classic penny loafer -- while the shape is simple and familiar, the color and texture are anything but. I think that this pretty blue shade would be the perfect complement to a crisp white dress or simple khaki shorts and a pretty blouse.
www.shopbop.com; sale (now) $89.50
Though the suede may appear to be more of a cold-weather staple, I still love these sweet little Jeffrey Campbell loafers for summer. The tassels earn major bonus points, as do the perforations and perfect stitching -- all slightly masculine details that make this charming pair of slides a definite must-have -- immediately.
DEAL: Steve Madden Madee in Glitter Multi (also in Black Velvet, Burgundy Velvet, and Dalmation)
www.stevemadden.com; sale (now) $79.98
It doesn't get any easier for summer (or any other season, for that matter) than a pair of simple slip-on shoes. These sparkly little Steve Maddens have all the glitz and glamour of heels but are sure to be infinitely more comfortable and perfect to add a touch of glitter to any everyday look.
EXTRAVAGANCE: Bass x Rachel Antonoff Wendybird Loafer
There's just nothing that isn't awesome about these loafers. The sheen. The color. The shape. It all combines to create the perfect shoe -- which, incidentally, would look AMAZING with a pair of denim shorts and simple, crisp white button-down.
Will YOU be wearing loafers this summer?
Thanks to Shopbop, Lulu's, Steve Madden, and RevolveClothing for the photos.