Loafers and loafer pumps came back with a vengeance for fall 2011, and for fall 2012 they have shown no sign of slowing down. The menswear trend is huge this season, and loafers, as well as loafer pumps, make the perfect base for the menswear inspired looks this fall season.
Loafers for the fall 2012 season are being shown in more silhouettes than just the loafer pump; which was the loafer style that was huge for fall 2011. For fall 2012, loafers are being shown in flat styles; stacked 1” to 2” heels and also on a pump last. The heels are being shown in every width imaginable from stiletto to two or even three inches thick.
Loafers for fall 2012 are also being shown in color blocking with neutral hues as opposed to bright and vivid colors which were shown last season and last year. The neutral hues include ivory, beige, shades of brown, burgundy, oxblood, black and charcoal.
The loafer style is an easy shoe trend to wear. Loafers and loafer pumps look fabulous with any style of pants ranging from casual jeans on through to corporate gabardine trousers. Loafer pumps can easily be paired with pants, trousers, jeans, dresses and skirts making them perfect for day into not-too-dressy evening.
The fabrications being found on loafers and loafer pumps for fall 2012 include suede, smooth leather, faux leather and crackled leather. While the majority of the soles are platform, there are a few flat soled styles on store shelves and a handful of designers have created understated lug soles for their loafer styles.
We found a few easy to wear loafers around the web and assembled them into the Polyvore set below. Happy shopping and stay fabulous