It seems as if loafers have been around since the beginning of time. Shoppers across the gender spectrum consider this shoe style a classic piece in their wardrobes, and that doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon. As proven by the street style set and stylish influencers, the “old” loafer shoe trend is officially cool again, but not without the addition of this one accessory—ankle socks.
That’s right: The most current way to style loafers is with some sort of socks accompanying them. If you ask us, this is the perfect opportunity to get your wheels turning and have a little fun with footwear. Need the rising shoe trend to be office appropriate? Tan shoes and white ankle socks will do. Want something a little more sartorial? How about printed Gucci loafers and striped socks? No matter which way you style the shoe trend, you’ll be looking fresh and forward for the fall season.
Ahead, shop some of our favorite sock-and-loafer combinations to get your styling juices flowing and enjoy our festive names for each pairing.