Elementary school fashion, no more! The chunky-soled boyish loafer (often worn by students and nuns) combined with white socks (typically sported by dads) has resurfaced in a chic new way. The look was a hit on the streets of Fashion Week. In Paris, the long-limbed Veronika Heilbrunner was spotted wearing the classic combination that included a clunky black loafer and white sporty socks with Nike’s iconic swoosh. And for those looking for a more dainty look, simply replace the athlete’s with a thin bobby sock, and voila.
Want to add some spice to your feet? Feel free to switch up the colors of your loafers or socks. In Milan, one showgoer wore red socks with optic white loafers, and in Tbilisi, another fashion fan opted for suede orange loafers. Socks and loafers have even trickled onto the celebrity front as well. Both Zo? Kravitz and Chlo? Sevigny have recently taken the stylish student look out for a cheeky spin. An It girl’s stamp of approval, if ever there was one.
Here, the best ways to wear the look now.