Sandals are for summer, boots are for winter, but the best loafers for women are without a doubt the shoes for transitional seasons. Hear us out: Spring (and by extension, fall) means you can experiment with all types of footwear—from ugly dad shoes to snakeskin print boots—but loafers are the perfect mainstay in any wardrobe.
Just like with sandals, you can shimmy into loafers and stay comfortable all day. Some of the best pairs don’t have backs (also known as the mule), which means you can wear them sans socks on warmer days. Others have platforms, giving you the height of a heel with the ease of a ballerina. Embellished loafers often look like fancy slippers—adorned with feathers and satin—and you can basically roll right out of bed and into the office with them.
If you’re starting to think about what shoes are best to invest in this spring, loafers are the way to go. They look A+ with jeans and a blazer and add a touch of structure to a midi dress or frilly blouse. Whether you’re vibing Audrey Hepburn’s sleek black loafers from the 1957 film “Funny Face” or prefer a powdery pink version from Mansur Gavriel, here are 17 of the best loafers for women to shop right now.
Did you know shopping on Glamour can earn you cash back? Subscribe here for everything you need to know.
All products featured on Glamour are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.