Audrey made them cool in Funny Face

Alicia brought them back in Clueless

Leighton made them chic again on Gossip Girl

Lea made the tweens fall for them on Glee

And Alexa gave them fashion street cred!

The Penny Loafer! A classic, all-American shoe that has style staying power! And guess what? They are on-trend again!

My mother introduced me to the penny loafer at a young age and I have always loved the way they made an outfit look chic without trying. My mom looked so chic (and still does!) wearing a crisp, white, button down shirt, dark jeans and a pair of penny loafers. I adopted the effortless look in my early high school years (before my experiment with Doc Martens- which lasted all of a few months!) and I continue to adore the chic style of a loafer. Which is why I was happy to see the look pop up again in department stores like Nordstrom- where I used to find the perfect pair! But not since the early 2000s have I seen so many styles available! So I welcome you loafer virgins to give this classic a try and see why no matter what the “trend” is, they will always be in style!

Above, an outfit both Gossip Girl and Glee gals would rock! Pair cream loafers, black tights, a quilted chain bag, a vintage dress with a turtleneck underneath, topped with a girly peacoat and ta-da! The perfect ensemble to showcase your loafers!

Try these on for size!

The Park Avenue Princess Loafer (above)
Prada black patent leather penny loafers $476 at bluefly.com

The Vamp Loafer (above)
Franco Sarto bordeaux loafers $30.60 at 6PM.com

The Prep School Loafer (above)
Marc by Marc Jacobs penny loafer $295 at Endless.com

The Boyfriend Loafer (above)
Frye Women’s “James” penny loafer $187.95 at Endless.com

The Pretty ‘n Punk Loafer (above)
Pour La Victoire pink studded penny loafer $229 at Saks Fifth Avenue

The Animalistic Loafer (above)
Cole Haan snake print “Janine Penny” loafer $99.99 at Dillard’s

Get Schooled!

Get a history lesson in loafers here courtesy of Zappos.com

  One thought on “QUIT LOAFING AROUND!

  1. Jen
    February 12, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    funny face is one of my favorite movies! love your blog 🙂



  2. March 3, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    I loved my ll Bean penny loafers!


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