For the longest time I struggled to find the perfect pair of "luxe" shoes that I could wear all summer long and continue to wear into fall. That is, until I tried on these Gucci horse bit leather loafers while I was in Hawaii last month.
To be completely honest, I disliked this shoe when the Gucci craze first started. I'm the type of person that hates jumping on trend bandwagons while they're "hot" and over the past year, everyone and their mother has been running to their nearest Gucci store to buy this shoe. Thankfully the craze has settled slightly (key word: slightly) and I'm happy to report that I've finally jumped on the Gucci loafer trend myself.
After having these bad boys for nearly a month, I've come to realize that there's a number of reason why these loafers are the perfect summer shoe. First off, you can fold the heels back and turn them into slip-ons with an open heel (that's how I'm wearing them in this post). If you're going for more of a dressed up look, fold the heels up and voila! You have a classic pair of loafers.
Because this is my first pair, I opted with a classic colour and hardware combo. If you ask me, you can never go wrong with black and gold and if you're going to invest over $700 on a pair of shoes, you better know beforehand that you'll be able to wear them in the long run. My suggestion is to purchase a "basic" colour combo first like black and gold or brown and gold, and if you love them enough, save up and invest in a pair with more character. You might judge me for this, but my next pair might have to be the furry slippers!
Even though I couldn't fathom the thought of wearing these loafers for a very long time, I'm so glad that I finally added them to my small (but growing) collection of designer shoes. Not only do they pair well with almost any look, but they're a great option if you're looking to invest in your first pair of designer shoes.
Do you own a pair of Gucci loafers? If so, what are your thoughts? Let me know in the comment section at the end of this post!
"It's better to have few things of quality than too much expendable junk."
- Rachel Zoe
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