Kelly Osbourne, Naya Rivera, and Pixie Lott in their finest loafers and slippers.
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In our humble opinion, the only good thing about summer coming to an end is looking forward to fall fashion trends, and our favorite trend so far—one that is perfect for transitioning into the new season—is the penny loafer slash smoking slipper. In a sea of sky-high platforms (which can result in embarrassing pratfalls), we're psyched that flat shoes are finally making a comeback as seen on all kinds of fashion mavens and celebrity ravens. Even though some may deem this a more practical footwear option, we see it as an opportunity to make an edgier, more comfortable statement. Also? Flats are versatile!
We love how Kelly Osbourne turns a gigantic fashion NO into a resounding YES by pairing her patent pennies with a (gasp!) long skirt. Fashion police always seem to want to arrest anyone not pairing ladylike heels with a skirt but we say hush the po-lice! This maxi and midriff combo looks positively perfect on petite n' pretty Kelly O, and we love how the studded leather jacket rocks out the overall eighties rebel look. If you want to punch up your jeans n' t-shirt uniform, do as Glee's Naya Rivera does and change it up with some two-tone loafs. Besides looking super cute, these are great for shopping excursions when you're sick of lacing up your sneakers after too many try-on sessions. What about flats for a night out you say? No problem! Pixie Lott's choice of tasseled, black leather slippers with a see-through shirt and blazer plus shorts ensemble is the perfect example of mashing up trends for evening and looking feminine while doing it. In fact, this look is so spot-on it works for both Saturday night and during the week with a skirt. Throw some tights on and you're good to go for fall, too!