On Trend: Loafers and Oxfords

In need of a great work shoe but not really a sky-high heel kind of girl? You’re in luck! One of this fall’s hottest shoe trend is loafers and oxfords (for those of you that don’t know the different – an oxford is basically a loafer that laces up)! More substantial (hence comfortable) and detailed than your basic flat of past seasons and with a slight nod to menswear, the loafer/oxford pairs perfectly with tailored pants or ankle-dusting jeans. You might just love them soooo much that your go-to black pumps might find themselves relegated to the back of the closet.

Steve Madden Debbra

A ladylike loafer with killer style. Cobalt blue and a gold metal band around the heel make these loafers a fall stand-out.

Available at Town Shoes $75*

Karl Lagerfeld Paris Eva Lace Oxford

A definite departure from the girly lace-up flats that were EVERYWHERE this summer, these high shine patent leather oxfords may look like they're out of your boyfriend's closet but don't let those masculine lines fool you...these babies are just for the girls.

Available at Hudson's Bay $189*

Aldo Harriett Loafer

These dainty loafers combine all of this fall's hottest trends - like suede and wine tones. Try them out with a mid-calf skirt and socks a la Gucci or with dress pants and a blouse - either way your feet will thank you while your pumps stare out at you forlornly from the closet.

Available at Aldo $70*

Vince Camuto Merley Faux Suede Oxfords

These shoes, tapered dress pants, oversized mock neck sweater, camel coat YASSSSS! Today's work look? Done.

Available at Hudson's Bay $165*

Aldo Mary Lou Loafer

Go slightly preppy with these suede loafers (don't worry the heel has been wrapped in metallic gold so your inner glamazon won't revolt). Perfect with your draped suit and menswear-inspired dress shirts.

Available at Aldo $70*

How do you feel about the loafer/oxford trend? Are you willing to shelve your pumps for the season?

*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change.