Loafer Flats: Fashion Must Have

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Tod's Bilbao Moccasin Loafer
Tod's Bilbao Moccasin Loafer

Available at: bergdorfgoodman.com

Loafers are a great way to look cute while keeping your legs and feet comfortable. Next week I’m heading to New York and I’ve been looking for some cute loafers to take along with me. It’s tough when you are shopping for shoes to take along with you to one of the world most fashionable cities! I like European looking loafers, but, hey I was born in Germany. Besides going to New York I have two torn meniscuses in my knees-- not excited! Therefore, I have to stay away from the heels as much as possible, especially after my surgery.

So, here we are. I went from my ear lobe surgery to this, but, once again there is a lesson learned-- don’t always wear heels! Besides, they create spider veins, bad posture and nasty feet, and they contribute to knee pain. Don’t get me wrong, heels are sexy, but when you’re running errands or walking around town it may be more beneficial to stick to flats. Getting back to loafers, I just love the sophistication and maturity that go along with loafers.

My first elegant pair would impress all the first ladies. I adore these Tod’s Bilbao Moccasin Loafers. The color combination couldn’t get more elegant. The soft white patent leather and rubber pebble sole create limitless comfort, which is what I’m going for. The cream colored stitching and knot on the top front add an expensive, clean, crisp look.

Tod's Heaven Laccetto - Orange
Tod's Heaven Laccetto Loafer

$255.00 (was $425-- save 40%!)
Available at: eluxury.com

For a bright fun loving pair, I found some Tod’s loafers that will have you thinking of sorbet with fruit slices. I love these Tod's Heaven Laccetto Loafers; the color is stunning. For some reason it puts a smile on my face thinking about eating sorbet-- I’m a little dreamy. Neon orange patent leather has never looked so classic. The stitching lines are all straight, creating a very clean finish, which is rare for bright shoes because things become more noticeable to the eye. These shoes were definitely made with quality material and excellent precision. It has polished silver metal hardware, a sleek round toe, and round signature rubber dots at the heel back to finish these shoes off with a bang! Tangy, isn’t it?

Lastly, I found some simple everyday flats. I like the black and silver combination of these Repetto Suede Ballerina flats because it will feel natural to wear with everything. They are a loafer/ballerina shoe that will be worn till the suede comes off the tip. These are definitely the kind of shoes that will get you addicted to the feeling of wearing flats. The rounded toe with the crystal embellishments gives it a little girl ballerina look with small grown up heel.
Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.