ShoesThe Women’s Styling Trick Guys Are Getting on Board With
Loafers never go out of style but the look really caught fire this summer thanks to Gucci’s popular reworked horsebit loafer and a handful of stylish celebrities who gave the staple a rebellious spin. If you aren’t low-key in the market for a pair already, you should be. Especially as we embark on these last precious weeks of ankle-baring weather.
In narrowing your search for the perfect loafers, follow the lead of guys like Donald Glover and Edgar Ramirez and look for a pair that complements your skin tone. This is a trick that women (and the stylists who occasionally dress them) use to make their legs look longer—it also keeps your shoes from becoming a distraction to an A+ fit.
When it comes to the loafer, a moderately sleazy shoe that was once dubbed "the deal sled", toning it down a little bit is not the worst idea. While the shoes don’t have to match your skin tone exactly, a similar shade will keep you from being Bare Ankles Guy and will look on-trend without veering into Jared Leto territory.
Here are few pairs to get you started out, in a spectrum of complexion-complementing shades.
Barneys New York Apron-Toe Loafers, $199 (Was $415), available at barneyswarehouse.com
Gucci Suede Horsebit Loafer, $570, available at gucci.com
Topman Tan Suede Loafers, $60 (Was $90), available at topman.com
John Lobb Lopez Penny Loafers, $1,300, available at mrporter.com
Tod's Suede Tasseled Loafers, $625, available at mrporter.com