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The Women’s Styling Trick Guys Are Getting on Board With

ShoesThe Women’s Styling Trick Guys Are Getting on Board With

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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.

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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.

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Barneys New York Apron-Toe Loafers, $199 (Was $415), available at barneyswarehouse.com

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Gucci Suede Horsebit Loafer, $570, available at gucci.com

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Topman Tan Suede Loafers, $60 (Was $90), available at topman.com

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John Lobb Lopez Penny Loafers, $1,300, available at mrporter.com

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Tod's Suede Tasseled Loafers, $625, available at mrporter.com

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