Olivia Palermo’s Black Loafers Are A Smart Replacement For High Heels
While the month of Feb. is filled with all the glitz and glamour the fashion world has to offer, who's to say comfort and style have to be mutually exclusive? If your feet are desperate for a break from high heels, Olivia Palermo's black loafers are equally as polished as your favorite pumps. The ultimate blend of practicality and trendiness, your feet will thank you later.
Palermo has established herself as a key member of the fashion community, remaining a front-row staple at luxury shows and events across the globe. Recently, the 32-year-old jetted off to Milan for the third leg of fashion month, attending shows like Fendi, Ermanno Scervino, and Bally. Although each look seemed more stunning than the next, it was her go-to shoe choice that really turned heads.
Posing alongside her husband, Johannes Huebl, Palermo posted a photo to her Instagram account showing off a particularly fashion-forward ensemble. The entrepreneur sported an oversized leather blazer, a sequin knit in olive green, and a pair of black, shiny leather trousers. Rather than topping off the look in an expected way with heels or booties, Palermo decided upon buckle-adorned, leather loafers by Santoni. Complete with a slightly pointed toe and a comfortable, leather sole, the shoes added a touch of menswear-inspired edge to her look.
This wasn't Palermo's first time donning the clunky pair of oxfords. In fact, she's been photographed in them on a handful of occasions since she debuted them in 2018. The versatile nature of Palermo's oxfords makes them the perfect fashion-month staple, as she's been able to pair them with virtually any outfit.
Case in point: Palermo styled the flats with boyfriend jeans and a neutral wool coat while enjoying a rooftop view in Milan on Feb. 25, and the following day, she wore them to the Dior show in Paris.
Investing in a quality pair of loafers with a modern twist is a great way to infuse comfort into your closet without losing sight of style. With the ability to be worn during any season, for any occasion, and with any outfit, you'll quickly realize why Palermo loves them so much. Ahead, shop Palermo's favorites as well as The Zoe Report's similar picks.
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Experiment with the menswear trend in the most comfortable way with these black oxfords. Looking to add a feminine touch? Pair them with a midi skirt, a cozy sweater, and a pair of retro-inspired, frilly socks.
These patent-leather loafers come complete with a clunky, gold heel, a matching, gold hardware detail, and a collapsible inner heel so you can wear them as slides.
This sleek loafer is designed with a pointed toe, a leather sole, and two Western-style buckles.
This super-affordable take on the trend is currently on sale for $10 off the original price. Made with faux leather and a rubber sole, these oxfords feature three unique buckles.