good news for loafer lovers, there’s a new relaxed style on the scene for spring. The backless model provides slip-on ease, avoids the issue of feet swelling in the heat and truly embodies the term ‘loafing around’. Kirsten Dunst has already got in on the action.
Stepping out for coffee in her native LA, the actress teamed a floral tea dress and cardigan with a pair of Gucci slip-ons. The Princetown slipper, which retails for £380, is an adaptation of the Jordaan loafer, brought in by Alessandro Michele as a modern update on Gucci’s classic Horsebit style.
For Gucci fans wavering between the Jordaan and Princetown, Michele is already one step ahead of you. Some of the coloured Jordaan’s feature a collapsible back so the loafer can moonlight as a slipper too.
Back to Kirsten. The 33-year-old might have been wearing her signature ditsy-dress-and-cardy uniform, but brought it bang up-to-date with those black slippers. The lesson? If you buy one pair of transitional shoes now, make it a pair of slip-ons.
See backless loafers, as worn by Dunst, as part of your off-duty weekend look. Pair with cropped jeans, a simple crew-neck knit and a neckerchief, if you feel it needs an extra flourish.Sleek, simple slippers, meanwhile, are smart enough to take to work once spring arrives. Pair with maxi skirts or wide-leg trousers and pare everything else down. Remember it was The Row who first introduced the slipper as part of the brand’s clean, minimal aesthetic. And who wouldn’t want to channel The Row, right?