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Top 5 Loafer Pumps: An Indelicate Balance

Top 5 Loafer Pumps: An Indelicate Balance

This style is a little confusing to me. The awkward mix of masculine and feminine seems incongruous, but I guess that’s the appeal. I would stick with ladylike pairings to add a sense of delicacy to these chunky heels. While they’re seen most often in the office, try to have fun with them when you’re off the clock. If you decide to jump in feet first into this trend, here are my top picks to keep you ahead of the curve.

Bottega Veneta Leather Platform Pumps: With these hefty platforms, you’ll grow another six inches in seconds. Wear with a pencil skirt for a cheeky play on secretarial style. On NET-A-PORTER for $950.

Alexander McQueen Suede and Perspex Pumps: Don’t dig your heels in with these on – you’ll want them the gold metallic-dipped perspex to be seen. On NET-A-PORTER for $1,795.

Gucci Straw and Studded Leather Loafer Pumps: Gucci should’ve just stuck with the horsebit hardware rather than overwhelming the already unusual style with a barrage of silver studs. At Saks Fifth Avenue for $795.

Fendi Flappers Lizard-Print Leather Loafer Pumps: If you’re tired of your boring work shoes, give your look some new life with colorblocked lizard print. At Saks Fifth Avenue for $795.

Carven x Robert Clergerie Buckled Loafer Pump: Those large buckles and cleat-like soles don’t help to underplay the masculine vibe, making this the hardest pair to pull off. Dare you try? Pre-order at Barneys New York for $1,025.



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