A Knotted Patterned Shirt With Dark Skinnies & Two-Tone Loafers

Patterned shirt, skinnies & white loafers
I’ve been meaning to get some sort of white summer shoes for the past couple of years, so the chance to own a pair of two-tone loafers in the softest, most comfortable leather wasn’t going to be passed up.

These red and white beauties arrived courtesy of Lotus Shoes, and they were a joy to wear from the first moment I put them on. If you’re looking for classic preppy-style loafers with a twist (the twist being the funky red sole) that are also incredibly comfortable, you absolutely can’t go wrong with these.

I decided to keep the rest of the outfit pretty simple with a dark wash skinny jean, and instead of my usual three or four smalls rolls at the hem, I gave them one big deep turn up which I think works really well with a dark wash because of the contrast in the denim. The patterned shirt is an old one and looks great knotted and layered over a simple tank – the white just adding a bit of balance to the outfit by echoing the white of the shoes.

The loafers were so comfy I wore them the first day to run a few errands – over 20 minutes of brisk walking and my feet were just dandy. Have you started to plan your spring footwear wardrobe yet, or indeed been lucky enough to actually wear summer shoes? Do also let me know whether you’re a loafers girl like me…!

Catherine x

Dark skinnies & white/red loafers
Dark skinnies & white/red loafers
Patterned shirt, white tank
Patterned shirt, skinnies & white loafers

Shirt: Vero Moda, Jeans: Zalando, Loafers: c/o Lotus Shoes, Tank: Topshop, Watch: River Island, Rings: Asos, Nails: Models Own Lemon Meringue

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28 Comments

  1. 9 April 2014 / 6:55 pm

    Ive been eyeing up Lotus loafers for as long as i've been working with them, these look wonderful and i imagine they will be a great staple for the summer months! I totally want to steal this whole look, the colourful tied shirt is so funky and the white top peaking out is perfection. as always catherine, you are gorgeous!! XXX

  2. 9 April 2014 / 2:35 am

    This whole look just works! Lovely!

  3. 7 April 2014 / 4:23 pm

    Love your comfy loafers! So jealous. Would love a pair to beat around in. Not white as they would be ruined the instant I put my.feet in them. Lol! You look great! I love the colors against your hair. Beautiful!

    Debra@stylewisebydebra.com

  4. 7 April 2014 / 12:20 pm

    I love this look Catherine. My Auntie (36) is always telling me she's too 'old' for knotted shirts but I think they'd really suit her. I'm emailing her this right now!!

    Dannie
    life.stylehoney.com

  5. 7 April 2014 / 5:20 am

    Love this shirt with your hair colour, dear Catherine!! And I am DESPERATELY looking for a pair of white booties with a mid-height heel that I could style with my cast…and will still enjoy wearing after I've recovered; any suggestions?! (I've never bought shoes online before, but at this point, I'm willing to try anything!!)

    http://www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

    • 7 April 2014 / 10:54 pm

      Thanks Monika – I hpoe the recovery is going okay! That's amazing that you've never bought shoes online before, I think I've only bought about two pairs from an actual shop in the last five or six years probably!! I'd always say try Asos and Aldo – the two best online (shoe) shops out there. Good luck!

  6. 7 April 2014 / 12:07 am

    And thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

  7. 6 April 2014 / 11:54 pm

    Catherine, you gorgeous woman. What a figure, love the whole outfit. FABULOUS.

  8. 6 April 2014 / 7:59 pm

    I have my white sneakers now…. so comfy.
    Love the blouse. Wish I could wear it knotted (I have too much stomach so I won't do that haha).
    Greetje

  9. 6 April 2014 / 5:44 pm

    Wow, those skinnies highlight your stunning figure, Catherine!
    The colours of your blouse are beautiful and go so well with your hair. Love this look!
    I am currently looking for a pair of comfortable shoes and will check out Lotus.

    Annette | Lady of Style

  10. 6 April 2014 / 5:40 pm

    Haha I love the last photo! Lovely spring outfit.

    franleanne.blogspot.co.uk

    x

    • 7 April 2014 / 10:52 pm

      You should see the outtakes Fran – they're hilarious…! Thanks for stopping by x

  11. 6 April 2014 / 3:22 am

    I love how you styled your hair. Relaxed, yet polished. It looks so pretty, and the top brings out its prettiness even more!

    I've been wearing my loafers…we've been having beautiful Spring weather. :o)

    http://www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

    • 7 April 2014 / 10:52 pm

      Doesn't spring weather make such a difference?! Glad to find another loafer lover πŸ˜‰

  12. 5 April 2014 / 5:33 pm

    Love the knotted shirt – the colors are great! xox

  13. 5 April 2014 / 4:09 pm

    Really gorgeous shoes. I'm inspired

    Fiona

  14. 5 April 2014 / 3:12 pm

    The shirt brings out the gorgeous red hair here! I love a loafer and have to see if there is a new pair in my future….I like your energy too!

    • 7 April 2014 / 10:51 pm

      Thanks sweetie! I haven't worn the shirt since my hair has got a lot lighter so it was nice to see how well the two complemented each other πŸ™‚

  15. 5 April 2014 / 2:48 pm

    Love the shoes, and the rest of the outfit is to perfect for a weekend

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