As summer fast approaching, and our April-and-onwards calendars looking more booked and busy than ever, despite the longer days, time is short and threatening to compromise our sunshine-ready style. To ensure our clothes can keep up the seasonal pace, we’re going to need a staple shoe we can literally slip on and get going with things - but unfortunately, showing up in a workplace wearing flip-flops isn’t exactly acceptable (yet). Luckily, when it comes to time efficiency and trend etiquette, men's loafers undoubtedly do the trick. For a specific shaped shoe, this footwear item can be quite versatile, with the difference in style and material skewing the scale between formal and casual. Of course, even while casual they maintain a classy flair that shows you’re out of office, but still as sharp as when you're not.
On a regular work day when you need something to slip on and slide out the door in, wear a pair of black patent leather loafers with tapered trousers and a striped button-up shirt, topped with a double-breasted blazer that matches the trousers. For a warm day of drinking pints kerbside and dining al fresco, choose a look appropriate for the weather that can transition for whatever plans you intend to fill your balmy evenings with later: brown moccasin style loafers with beige chino shorts and a floral short sleeve shirt and a denim jacket are the perfect day-to-evening choice. If you’re on holiday headed for lunch near the beach but aren’t planning on taking a dip (and don’t fancy getting sand in between your toes), go for a tan woven pair of penny loafers to go with denim shorts (or swim shorts) and a white linen shirt.
Whatever your style preference, these shoes will serve you well as members of your spring to summer wardrobe, and we’ve collated our top picks from Trinity Leeds to give you a head start. With affordable options from high street essentials River Island, Burton and Next, to the luxury alternatives you can pick up in Office, these are the loafers on our radar now.