Don’t underestimate the humble loafer – in eye-catching animal print, it's the purr-fect (sorry) way to finish an outfit
My opinion of loafers was formed in the Eighties. While other mums trotted around in court shoes, mine wore only worn-out slip-ons. Oh, how I mocked, willing her to try a kitten heel. Well, mummy dearest, the joke was on me. For this season and next, the most stylish feet will be channelling, well, you. Loafers, slip-ons, flats – call them what you will, but do get yourself a pair. This fiercely cool leopard-print style is surprisingly versatile: flash a bare ankle with jeans, offset with a navy shift dress or make them the statement accent of an all-black outfit. You can thank me (and my mum) later.
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