If there’s one shoe style that will see you through from Monday through to Sunday, it’s backless loafers. When humble loafers were spliced at the hands of Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele circa 2015, among the agenda-setting collection were reworked slip-ons, lashed at the back and lined with a furry interior, thus creating the ultimate easy shoes known as backless loafers. Like the more uptight mannish originals but combining slipper-like comfort, they’re still smart enough to pair with your 9-to-5 uniform, from suits to midi skirts, but better yet, they’re the perfect pairings to those tricky in-between ankle lengths such as calf-length dresses and culottes—double win.
The best way to wear them on weekends is with ankle-grazing denim or simple dresses. Our only style rule is don't wear with tights—too likely to fly off your feet and also look a bit strange on your heels. Scroll down to see our edit; these styles are worth a touch of frostbite.
Long before fast-fashion brands had resale platforms and luxury labels were using recycled leather, Indigenous artisans were cultivating a community of makers who responsibly harvested the land and made unique and meaningful designs in the process.
Selma Blair has played many roles in her 50 years: naïve Cecile Caldwell in Cruel Intentions, ice-cold Vivian Kensington in Legally Blonde and pyrokinetic Liz Sherman in Hellboy. She’s been muse to Karl Lagerfeld (who designed the pale-pink dress