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10 Designer Loafers Best for the Big Fashion Trend of Fall 2021

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What is Fall’s latest fashion show trend of the season? According to TikTok, among other sources, it’s the chunky loafer (especially Prada’s rendition). If you’re in on this, our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of 10 luxury designer chunky loafers best for those wanting to channel the big shoe fashion trend for fall 2021, including on trend pairs from Gucci, Prada, Tod’s and more.

10 designer loafers best to channel Fall 2021’s big fashion trend

Fashion trends from the 90’s are slowly making their way back into our closets. From slip dresses to sweater vests to crop tops and high-waisted jeans — it’s like we’re in middle school, high-school or college again.

The luxury designer loafers best for those wanting to channel the big shoe fashion trend for fall 2021, including pairs from Gucci and Prada.
The luxury designer loafers best for those wanting to channel the big shoe fashion trend for fall 2021, including pairs from Gucci and Prada. Photo Credit: Vogue.

And if you were born in the 90s, just don’t tell me.  In footwear, we’re seeing the return of the iconic chunky, lug-soled loafer.  Maybe it’s the nostalgia talking, but we are so on board. Not only do the chunky soles give you support and good traction. They also add inches, and make your legs look slimmer, too.

All while producing a satisfying stomp while you go about your day.

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Whether you stay true to its preppy roots and style it with ankle socks and a skirt, or fashion it in for a more off-beat attitude, this sensible shoe walks the walk. Make way for fall’s most stylish footwear. Here are 10 standout designer platform loafers to shop now.

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10 best designer loafers to sport Fall 2021’s big fashion trend

1. prada

At the top of our list of must-have chunky sole loafers is Prada’s black leather, rounded toe version. They’ve been all over our Instagram feeds and TikTok on models and street style influencers. It’s easy to see why — they bring instant polish and a dose of quirkiness to any ensemble.

most stylish loafers

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2. marni

We love the playful, exaggerated proportions of Marni’s white leather loafers. With an edgy buckle strap, you’ll want to pair with cropped, wide-legged trousers or a mini dress to show them off.

most stylish loafers

BUY NOW – $851.

3. alexander mcqueen

Patent leather and loafers go together like plaid and a pleated skirt. The prep school vibes are strong in this ridged rubber sole loafer but the sophisticated olive green color way makes it all grown up.

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BUY NOW – $790

4. camper

For a glamorous 70s look, these velvety ruby loafers are destined for flared bottoms or black fishnet stockings. Who knew loafers could be sexy?

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BUY NOW – $185

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5. gucci

Part sneaker, park loafer…leave it to Gucci to perfect the mash-up loafers in an eclectic but classic way. The heritage Horsebit hardware adds an element of luxury whether you’re running or strutting.

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6. see by chloe

There are so many thoughtful details on this feminine interpretation of the thick soled loafer. The contrast welt stitching, gold O-ring, and scalloped leather edges elevate it from the other black shoes in your collection.

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7. red(v)

Bring some tough-luxe to the good girl loafer style. The stud embellishments add texture and interest when you’re dressed in a chic New York City uniform of head to toe black.

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BUY NOW – $715

 

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8. loeffler randall

From the top, it’s a classic penny loafer. From the side, it’s the “It” girl shoe of the season. Pair with a chunky knit cardigan or a floral maxi dress for a librarian-chic look.

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9. ganni

The sporty styling of these lavender loafer platforms are made for elevating a monochrome lounge set or pairing with a cute tenniscore outfit.

BUY NOW – $375

10. tod’s

We couldn’t compile a list of must-have loafers and not include Tod’s. Like their traditional sole styles, this pair is understated, elegant and versatile.

BUY NOW – $715

best on trend designer chunky loafers for fall 2021

Those are our votes for the 10 best luxury designer chunky loafers for those wanting to channel the big shoe fashion trend for fall 2021, including cool looks from Gucci, Prada and Tod’s.

So let’s hear it for another trendy but sensible shoe! First Birkenstocks, and now platform loafers. We’re happy to be loafing around in this footwear for fall and beyond. How about you, dear reader?

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Crediting her training as a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, Julie has immersed herself in various industries in the last 15 years including fashion design, event planning, and fitness. Julie lives in New York where she loves trying every ramen and dumpling restaurant with her husband and three children. She finds joy in bold prints, biographies of fierce women, kickboxing. And spending way too long finding the perfect polish color to express her mood.

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