October 25, 2011

Sophisticated Slippers for Every Budget

Velvet loafers are the hottest new trend in footwear. Think the slipper-style shoe is best left for lounging around your house? Think again. You can wear velvet loafers (or slippers made of other materials) to brunch, out shopping, anywhere really.

The menswear inspired shoes are quirky cool and require lots of confidence. Find the perfect pair for you with the Young Sophisticates guide. C'mon, you know you want to try this trend.

Here's the guide to Slippers/Loafers for Every Budget:

FREE: The leopard print loafers (pictured at the end of the post) could be yours for free! Yes, really - if you win the Matt Bernson Shoe Giveaway. But, hurry, you only have a few days left to enter. Details on how to enter here. (Note: this pair of Matt Bernson loafers retails for $165.)

Around $25: Lulu's Black Velvet Loafers are anything but basic. At this price, you can try the trend without splurging. And, the black velvet loafers will go with everything!

Under $50: Urban Outfitters Woven Loafers feel unique, and will instantly give your outfit a not-too-precious look. Add a dose of sartorial style to an otherwise basic everyday t-shirt & jeans combo. P.S., the tassel detail on the shoe is awesome.

Around $150: Charles Philip "Sylvie" Tassel Suede Loafers give off a prep school meets eclectic style vibe. The royal blue tassel really adds a pop of color to the otherwise bison brown suede shoe, resulting in the right amount of panache.

Photo Credit: via Stubbs & Wooten

Designer: Olivia Palermo is wearing Stubbs & Wooten slippers in the photo on the left. Stubbs & Wooten Louie Burgundy V are extremely luxe-looking. The deep, rich burgundy color of the shoe is on trend for fall. You really can't go wrong with a dazzling pair from Stubbs & Wooten - as you can see from the shoes pictured above.

When you're trying to figure out how to style your loafers, I recommend substituting the loafers for your usual ballerina flats. Skinny black cigarette pants work well with velvet loafers. Or, wear a loose fitting blouse with tight, skinny jeans - velvet loafers look fantastic when paired with denim.
Photo Credits: Olivia Palermo via outfitidentifier; Matt Bernson Gitanes Leopard Pony Hair, $165

Love these leopard print loafers pictured above? Enter for a chance to win leopard print loafers or another pair of Matt Bernson shoes of your choice. Details on how to enter here.

1 comment:

  1. This so fab! I'm soo loving it. I'll find one of these for less.