One of Canada’s most trusted authorities on style and fashion, Jeanne Beker has covered the industry for more than 30 years. Now watch her in her current style editor role on TSC’s Style Matters with Jeanne Beker or tune into her podcast Beyond Style Matters, available wherever you get your podcasts.
The cooler weather is here, and loafers are one of the hottest shoe trends of the season. So put some prep in your step this fall with six of the best loafers you can find in Toronto, selected by Jeanne Beker!
LET’S LOAF AROUND
G. GREEN WITH ENVY
Currently on sale for an additional 50 per cent off, these green platform loafers with a classic buckle detailing make for a perfect fall statement shoe — add a pop of colour to any outfit. L’Intervalle, $74.99, 220 Yonge St.
H. GO CLASSIC
Made with the brand Melissa’s patented 100 per cent recyclable thermoplastic, with these vegan-friendly loafers, life in plastic really is fantastic! Gravity Pope, $165, 1010 Queen St. W.
I. A GRAPE UPGRADE
A Doc Marten loafer style that has been around since the ’80s (and has remained popular since then among certain fashion-forward folks), this stunning purple suede is super cool and super comfy. Browns, $225, 1 Bass Pro Mills Dr.
J. METALLIC MOMENT
A made-in-Italy metallic design that draws on all the classic elements of a loafer that we love (including a slip on heel, a cool fabric buckle and a pointed toe), gold really can go with anything. Ron White, $495, 52 Scarsdale Rd.
K. SUAVE IN SUEDE
Red is THE colour of the season this fall, and a red shoe is the easiest way to add it into a wardrobe of autumn neutrals. With a slight heel, these whimsical Italian suede loafers can take you anywhere. Studio D Boutique, $325, 55 Bloor St. W.
L. ALL HAIL THE HEEL
With a slight square toe and a beautiful purple hue, this deeper tone will carry you right into winter. Pair with denim for some cool tone magic. Maguire Shoes, $190, 1514 Dundas St. W.