Styling with men’s loafers.

Finally! I took the leap of pairing men’s loafers with a dress under a men’s shirt. You see, I envy ladies who can pull an androgyny look because I like it when the standard feminine look can be easily styled with masculine pieces. To me the end result looks unique with a hint of intrigue.

I love dressing up no matter the occassion or none occassion. For instance, this is my outfit as I went grocery shopping. I shop in long sleeves to keep me comfortable especially as I shop at the frozen section.

I have to admit, it took awhile for me to finally have the courage to pair men’s loafers with something that is not a pair of pants/shorts. For some reason, I finally did it! Its funny because I felt liberated because I pushed myself from my comfort zone.

Now its only a matter of time when I will finally pair men’s loafers with maxi dresses and/or summer dresses. Hmmmmm?20190101_154724

Baby steps love, baby steps…

Opting for a pantsuit instead of gowns/dresses

Wearing costumes has always been fun for me, from Halloween to any themed party. I noticed the same trends for women and girls alike wanting to be someone or something sexy. For me I get bored of the same thing so last year’s holiday party I opted to wear a custom made pin striped pantsuit with wine colored high heels. Sure enough, I was one of three women in trouser outfits while the rest came in dresses/gowns. This year is no different with the theme being “The Great Gatsby” I was eyeing a checkered suit to go with my black rimmed glasses and black loafers.

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Accessorizing it with either a fedora or newspaper boy cap. Another option was to wear a short bob wig or fix my hair in the 1920’s style, fashioning it with my mimosa scented pomade. Unfortunately, I can’t fit in my custom made pantsuit so I am still on the hunt for a secondhand pantsuit. I will try the local thrift shops such as The Salvation Army but I am still open to ordering online, any suggestions?

Wish me luck!

 

Girl on wearing men’s loafers.

I long for comfort especially when it comes to my feet. Sadly, Im not the type to enjoy pedicures since I dread the loofah or any scrubbing by the pedicurist’s, because I always end up mustering all my effort from giggling since my feet are ticklish.

Therefore, the only way for me to “pamper” my feet is by wearing non heeled shoes, so what’s more non heeled than men’s loafers!

I have to admit, at first I was not drawn to it since I can’t get over the fact that everytime I try a pair or two and look down, my feet end up looking like two airplanes!¬†However the more I try more pairs of mens loafers, the more I start to appreciate the unique look.

As you can tell below, I went the extra mile to take as many comparisons as possible. One foot stays the same while the other is my “sample” foot.

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In the end I own three pairs of mens loafers, below’s my experience so far;

1. Start with neutral colors so you can easily pair it with your current wardrobe. For me, I own two in dark brown color and a pair in black.

2. Men’s loafers come in many colors and designs. I suggest going for nothing too loud in color or too flashy in design. Make it worth your money so choose loafers that you can wear as much as possible.

3. Look at the bottom of the loafers because some have little to no sole grip. Those are designed for office or formal wear. Its best to invest in loafers you won’t slip over.

4. Depending on your comfort level, men’s loafers can be worn with or without socks!

5. Dare yourself to pair it with your dressy outfits, I haven’t crossed that treshold yet but eventually I will.

6. If you are still adamant at trying out anything from the men’s section, go when its not too crowded. Usually as the store opens or near closing hours; retail sites often show their peak hours so you can gauge what’s the best time for you.

7. If you’re still self concscious about it, bring a male counterpart to shop with you so its not as awkward as you make it seem.

Other than that, enjoy the experience if not the finds, until my next post!