The Menswear-Inspired Shoes || Oversized Checked Blazer & Loafers

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We are well into half of October, and like every month, I have no idea where this month went. I can’t believe we’re half way through it already! Nonetheless, more fall fashion heading your way. (Because after Halloween, it’s all about the holidays and new year).

Today, the menswear-inspired shoe everyone should own, or at least consider owning: the loafers. I seriously love loafers so much. I have 3 YouTube videos dedicated to ways to style loafers: watch here, watch here, and watch here. (Yes, all different loafers in all the videos. Most of them are also thrifted!! Which is a huge plus in my book).

For this look, I went for a minimalistic fall outfit. I started with a pair of black pants and a white tee. Black pants and white tee is a very basic starting point for any outfit mixing. (It looks great on its own too). Then I topped the outfit with an oversized checkered blazer. I love the vintage-vibe and menswear-inspired elements of the blazer. The checkered blazer is printed, but the colors are quite muted so while the blazer is a statement piece, it is not too loud. I finished with a pair of black patent leather loafers (similar here). (The newest pair to my loafer collection).

I’ve also featured loafers on my blog before. So it only makes sense to give you 4 reasons why you should also get a pair of loafers.

The menswear-inspired shoes: the loafers

LOAFERS ARE CLASSICS

I think loafers are classic. They’ve been around in the fashion world for a while, and I believe that they always will be.

LOAFERS ARE VERSATILE

You can loafers to work, you can wear loafers to play. Loafers look great with trousers and jackets, but loafers also look great with jeans and t-shirts.

LOAFERS COME IN VARIOUS STYLES
While ALL loafers share that similar loafer-slip-on style, they also come in all colors and designs. Some loafers have fringes, some loafers have tassels, and others have buckles. Loafers also come in all forms of material: leather (faux and real), suede, fabric, etc. If you don’t look one style, you are bound to find another style that suits you best.

LOAFERS ARE EVERYWHERE
Okay, they’re not everywhere. But what I mean is you can find a pair of great loafers at a thrift store to a brand store. The nice thing about a good pair of loafers, especially if they’re well-made, is that they do last for some time. Vintage loafers look just a great as brand-new ones. I thrift a lot, so if you’re on a budget, definitely check out your local thrift shops.

And those, my friends, are reasons why I love the loafers and why I think you should invest in a pair. Also, I couldn’t write a blog post about loafers without providing you loafers that I love:

Thank you for reading! Do you like loafers? Let me know in the comments!
And as always, I wish you the best =)

OUTFIT DETAILS:
Oversized Checkered Blazer: Target (Also like this one and this one) || White Tshirt: Old (similar here and here)
Black Pants: H&M || Black Loafers: Via Spiga (similar here and similar here)

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