So I was pleased to be contacted by the nice folks over at Voucher Codes about their new season review campaign for their lifestyle magazine, Most Wanted. This season they are asking a range of fashion bloggers to review high street winter staples - starting with the loafer. These are everywhere at the moment and I love them - I have to admit that I've already bought myself a brown pair from New Look, haha!
I was assigned Very.co.uk and I chose this pair in a shiny black as I suddenly realised that I didn't own a single pair of black flats! (Um... how?) I must admit that my first impression of them wasn't too great: while they looked nice, they really had that plasticky faux patent smell - you know the one? I know you know!
I wore them for the first time when I was working at London Fashion Week. Perhaps the best day to break in new shoes is NOT the one when you'll be on your feet for 12+ hours but I have to admit, I was incredibly impressed. Despite feeling a bit stiff at first, the shoes didn't rub or hurt at all! I did wear them with tights but I'm bare legged in them today and am just as comfortable. I think I should note that they do run a tiny bit narrow but not too much, I promise.
And, considering that they were £28, I'm rather impressed with them. The traditional penny loafer styling is spot on and I love the shiny finish. Also - and this might sound weird - it always bothers me with shiny shoes when the natural bends where your toes are look horrid. (Does that make sense?) But these are holding up strong and haven't made those horrid marks along the bend!
Most Wanted asked me to rate them on the following lines:
Comfort = 8.5/10
Style = 8/10
Price = 9/10
Stylishness = 8.5/10
Not bad, Very, not bad at all.
And I've teamed them with...
WHAT I'M WEARING
Dress // Vintage
Cardigan // DKNY Cozy
Bag // Dorothy Perkins
Loafers // Very.co.uk courtesy of Most Wanted at Voucher Codes
P.S. Excuse my slightly crumpled appearance: I took these photos early Monday morning in the drizzle before I'd put any make-up on. Now that's dedication, right?