One of the footwear trends that we’re most excited to see take hold this year is: the return of the loafers. As 2021 came to end, we noticed many high end designer brands releasing their own renditions of the classic loafer shoe. Prada opted for a pair that stole the show with its dazzling embellishments, Louis Vuitton accessorized theirs with a bold chainlink, and Versace decided to completely remake the classic loafer by adding a platform block heel. If you love what you’ve seen so far and would like to jump in on the trend in 2022, here’s six pairs of loafers that we highly recommend.

  1. 1. Prada Chocolate Satin Loafers With Embellishments

Prada’s rendition of the classic loafer shoe with crystal embellishments has pretty much stolen the show and held it hostage. Who knew that crystal embellishments were something we all wanted to see on a loafer? Well, Prada did. This style is dazzling enough to wear on an evening out, as well as suitable to style up with a casual outfit. No matter what, it’s guaranteed that the piece will be a conversation starter and shoe that you’ll love for years to come. 

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  1. 2. Stella McCartney Emilie Faux Leather Loafers

These Stella McCartney loafers are for the woman who loves to keep it classic, but also wants to kick things up a tiny notch. The top of the loafers screams “classic” and “sleek” while the sole screams “chunky” and “high.” This is sure to be a pair you can reach for on your way to work, or for a casual day of errands. 

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  1. 3. MSGM Graphic-Print Platform Loafers

This pair of loafers is for the woman who loves the classic style, but is artsy and an expressionist. It features a multitude of colorful slogans and phrases, adorned with a classic strap buckle, almond toe, and even adds a little bit of height with its two inch platform. 

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  1. 4. Marni Purple Padded Nylon Loafers

Marni’s Purple Padded Nylon Loafers take the classic style and add an unexpected twist. Padded nylon material adorns the silhouette, its toe is classically square, its sole is made of a foam rubber material, and it features a grosgrain pull-loop at the back. Available in both purple and black, this loafer is perfect for anyone who loves the classic loafer style but wants maximum comfort.  

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  1. 5. Eytys Otello Petrol Loafers

This pair of loafers is made with petrol leather and features a stylish white polido leather vamp, as well as a collapsible back for versatile wear. This style is perfect for anyone who’s looking for a classic loafer but wants something that completely stands out. The black and white contrast is sure to grab everyone’s attention, and allows for this shoe to be one that seamlessly moves from day wear to evening wear.  

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  1. 6. Vinny’s + Soulland Palace Embellished Printed Calf Loafers

Vinny’s and Solland Palace collaborated to create the “palace” loafer, available in the color white and blue. The white pair features cow-like splatters of black, brown and tan and is embellished with gold tone horse bits and the blue pair features full grain leather. These loafers are sure to set you apart from the rest with its unique look. 

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