It may be too early to call it, but I feel confident that 2023 will be the year of the flat shoe. Already we have witnessed a phenomenal comeback for the oft-maligned ballet flats, Birkenstock’s Boston Clogs continue to be a top-seller, and we’re spotting more celebrities wearing loafers than ever before. Yes, there are plenty of occasions that call for a stacked platform or spindly stiletto, but on a day-to-day basis, our favourite high-profile people are reaching for the smart, comfortable, reliable slip-on shoe.
Some, like Dakota Johnson, are rarely seen in anything else, to the point where we’d like to imagine she has a separate wardrobe for all of the Gucci Horsebit Loafers to rest side-by-side in harmony. Others like to lean on the loafer’s preppy vibe to compliment a shorter hemline, some use them as the perfect accompaniment to classic tailored looks, and there’s no denying they are a solid choice in combination with many a different denim silhouette.
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