Wednesday, May 23, 2012

get the look -- loafers.

Elizabeth and James Crawford Dress
COVETING: Elizabeth and James Crawford Dress; $365
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.

Wanted Rant Blue Snake Penny Loafers  - Click Image to Close 
DEAL: Wanted Rant Blue Snake Penny Loafers; $39
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.; 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); 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.; $116
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?
xo Josie
Thanks to Shopbop, Lulu's, Steve Madden, and RevolveClothing for the photos.


Katie said...

I dont have any boat shoes but my sister does and I love hers!

Rachel Jensen {Da Paura ♥} said...

That dress is such a unique design, love it! Also love the JC suede loafers... adorable!

Ashley said...

Tory Burch has some super cute driving loafers too! I've recently become a big fan too!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I want those blue ones!!

meg said...

Such sweet shoes! Love those sparkly ones.

Cate said...

I have a pair of JCrew silver loafers that I'm sure will be getting tons of wear this summer... though I am partial to my heels.:)
cate @ wildruffle

alexand said...

Good,like it very much,see you again.
I can resist everything except beats by dre cheap

Erika said...

The Jeffrey Campbell's are so cute! :)

Linds said...

i'm absolutely smitten with loafers. despite the glam of a heel, there's nothing better than a well designed flat. I love those bass collaboration mocs, so chic!

Flaviana Boni said...

I like the last one!

Check out my new outfit post!
Dress Up For Armageddon

Sarah said...

Oh yes! I bought a pair of leopard loafers last month and will definitely be rocking them all summer!


Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I literally just came from the Steve Madden site, looking at loafers, to your site. So if I post about the studded pairs that I've been obsessing over, I swear I'm not copying you lol :)

Kristin W said...

I love loafers, but surprisingly don't even own one pair! I'm obsessed with the Steve Madden pair!

Kim-an said...

Love the black dress!


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