Posted on: February 3, 2024 Posted by: Comments: 0

In my humble opinion, there is no shoe more worthy of a place in your spring wardrobe than a penny loafer. With the sole of a boot and the shape of ballet flat, the leather slipper offers the functionality and styling versatility that a springtime shoe calls for.

Cut from hardy leather, a penny loafer retains a polished edge and a distinctly grown-up feel. Whilst you might have already noticed them in your history teachers rotation, this season the fashion set have been getting their hands on the classic style en-mass.

Whilst penny loafers are peaking in popularity right now, they’re far from fresh on the scene. Debuted by legacy brand G.H. Bass, who crafted its loafers based off the popular Norwegian Moccasin slipper, in 1936, the style took on its name in the 60s, as school children began to store pennies in the small slot at the font of the shoe.

Since then, the style has ebbed and flowed out of popularity, taking a bit of a backseat to the adorned loafers made popular by Gucci and Chanel for time, though it never really went out of style. In fact, it has thrived as a mainstay in the rotation of so many of our favourite celebrities (hello, Hailey Bieber) and now, fashion people are gravitating towards penny loafers once more for their unparalleled ability to whip a casual outfit into shape.

Whilst the elegant shape looks supremely smart in a glossy black finish, new-season styles champion deep burgundy and brown hues that compliment the classy nature of the shoe. Style them like the fashion set and wear with your favourite blue jeans, or wear with a wide-leg trouser or billowy skirt. Some pairs even come with a pretty penny in situ, but others are completely pared back, only adding to their versatility. 

To shop the fresh spring shoe trend that fashion people are backing, read on to discover our edit of the best penny loafers to buy now.

These look more expensive than they are.

This deep burgundy hue styles so well with cream or peach clothing.

These also come in black and silver.

Wear with a white sock or style on its own.

This warm brown shade pairs so well with creams or dark browns.

With a thick sole and slight heel, these are ideal for avoiding puddles during early spring days.

The glossy leather finish is enough to add a polished feel to any outfit.

Style with straight leg jeans or juxtapose a flowy maxi skirt.

These also come in black and white.

Polish your loafers every so often to give them a new lease of life.

This slimmer style pairs well with dresses and skirts.

The OG penny loafer.

These look more expensive than they are.

A great pair of loafers will only get better with age.

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