Monday, February 27, 2012

Must Love: Darby

Menswear is a trend that's been around for a little while now, and I don't see it going anywhere anytime soon. I think it's fun to add a pop of this trend through footwear - and what I'm currently digging is the Darby slip-on loafer.  J. Crew said "inspired by a gentleman's formal dress slipper" it's part smoking-slipper, part loafer, and a whole-lotta cute!
J. Crew had a wide variety (for a pretty penny) that included fun prints and patterns like glitter, or animal-print in real calf-hair.  However, now I only see the leopard-print Darby calf-hair loafers on the website.
Anthropologie recently introduced an eclectic collection.  Though hard to choose, these are my favorite:
Chuska Loafers

Tasia from Ruffles & Sequins shows 8 fun, funky styles from different designers.  Click here to see her post with corresponding designer and price info!

I've been seeing them for a while around the blog-o-sphere and on pinterest.  I think they are a fun alternative to ballet flats, a nice way to experiment with the menswear trend, and a perfect footwear option for Spring!  Here are just a few of my favorites:
shoes!  also love the textured sweater, layered
via Late Afternoon
perfect loafer $165
via pinterest
via Atlantic-Pacific
Owl loafer
via pinterest
via The Blonde Salad

What got me started on this?  These just in at our Monkey Junction location (size 9, $14):
I would so wear these.

What do you think about this trend?
Would you wear the Darby slip-on loafer??


Michelle's Style File said...

These are great- they look so comfy!


Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

I love the look on others, but I'm not sure about on me. I don't love shoes with high vamps (I think that's the right word; I'm talking about the top part of the shoe). It's why I don't even wear my regular loafers very much. I guess I've gotten too used to toe cleavage to go back. lol.

tiny dancer said...

Ahhhhhh!!! Waaay too cool :D thanks for featuring my shoe splurge on your blog deary, I feel so honored :D I totally adore menswear inspired clothing and especially loafers. I've always liked them because of how Audrey Hepburn wore them. I finally did get a pair (from Aldo for $40) and I've been wearing them non-stop. Such a versatile shoe. If only I had known sooner. Woot!

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danielle and dinosaur toes said...

whew, i had a hard time catching my breath thanks to all of those awesome shoes! i've been wanting a pair of loafers like that for a while, but i can't decide if i like studded, leopard, or velvet, and there's no way i need three pairs!

Annie said...

Loving all the patterns - so cute :)

The Other Side of Gray

The Closet Shopper said...

Loving the sequin loafers. Want them badly.


Joyce said...

I love them a lot and I think they are a wonderful alternative to ballet flats! The glitter ones are my favorite :)


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