As the summer months fade and pumpkin spice begins to make an appearance, it officially becomes time to transition from warm weather frocks and prep for the chillier days ahead. Transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall can be overwhelming, with the rush of new trends and the abundance of sweaters to choose from. The process can also be emotional, saying goodbye to your velcro Chanel sandals and realizing you won’t be able to strap them on until next summer. As with most things, however, it is often best to start with the foundation and work your way up, so as not to become too flustered by the new season—this holds true for outfits. We recommend starting with your shoes and going from there. Luckily, this season’s it shoe is a tried and true staple guaranteed to send you off on the right foot—the loafer.
Not only are loafers comfortable and practical for the back-to-in-person trek to the office, but loafers consistently emulate timelessness, class, and a polished dash of old school prep. Practically a necessity for any autumnal fit, loafers pair perfectly with classic items like button-up blouses and trousers, but can just as seamlessly be worn in an edgy way with black tights and a graphic tee. Surprisingly one of the most versatile shoes, loafers come in all styles and colors so you’re sure to find a pair that is just right for your fall vibe. Shop some of our favorite new arrivals for this fall and put your best loafered-foot forward.
1. Toga Pulla, Black Leather Hardware Loafers, $540
If you’re feeling edgy this fall, these Toga Pulla loafers are definitely for you. The silver hardware adds a simultaneously western and punk rock feel to the classic loafer look.
2. Jimmy Choo, Off-White Patent Deanna 30 Loafers, $850
Not much else screams wardrobe staple like a pair of Jimmy Choos. A patent leather pair of loafers is sure to instantly make any outfit sophisticated. Try the loafers in an off-white shade to add a chic twist this fall.
3. G.H. Bass & Co., Easy Weejuns Loafers, $180
Hand sewn and full of style, these Easy Weejuns are a modern upgrade on the classic Weejuns loafer. With subtle fringe and a tassel, these loafers can be both minimalist and dapper or edgy and rocker depending on how you choose to style them. Versatile and affordable? Yes please!
4. See by Chloé, Brown Erine Heeled Loafers, $395
Add a little height with these timeless brown leather loafers and treaded rubber heel. The warm palette is perfect for fall and immediately calls to mind a classic academia aesthetic.
5. 3.1 Phillip Lim, Black Alexa Loafers, $425
These no-frill, almond-toe black leather loafers mean business. Optimal for your day-to-day fall wardrobe, this pair by 3.1 Phillip Lim are a necessary staple.
6. Camper, Thelma Chunky-Heel Loafers, $185
Go big or go home with these statement red velvet loafers. The deep red tones are apt for fall and set the mood for a cozy-meets-cool fall outfit.
7. Twinset, Chunky-Sole Loafers, $216
Both trendy and comfortable, this chunky loafer instantly adds an edge to any outfit. The thick sole and mix of patent and matte leather detailing creates intrigue and dimension in your fall look.
8. Justine Clenquet, Red Uma Loafers, $405
This square-toe, slip-on, heeled, red patent leather pair are not your average loafer. Dazzle the streets this fall in these statement loafers with a retro feel, that are sure to get you in the mood for sweater weather.
9. Scarosso, Valeria Slip-On Loafers, $290
Pretty in light pink, this loafer pair by Scarosso nails just the right amount of prep and sophistication. You won’t regret adding this unexpected pop of pastel to your fall wardrobe.
10. G.H. Bass & Co., Colour-Block Penny Loafers, $196
These black and white penny loafers are as cool as they come. The retro color blocking allows these loafers to achieve the perfect balance of contemporary and chic for fall.