Meet the Power-Woman Shoe That Isn't Ballet Flats or Heels
Heels make you look (and feel) taller, stand straighter, and walk with confidence, so it's clear why they've always been a power-woman favorite. The downside, however, is that a four-inch pump isn't the comfiest choice when you're standing for presentations, and for ladies who hate wearing heels, you'll want a better alternative for the office. So when we had the chance to chat with Rati Levesque, chief merchant at The RealReal, we had to pick her brain on shoes and trends. We wanted to know: what's her shoe pick for the modern working woman?
To our delight, she said, "If you love the comfort of the block heel though and want an alternative for the office, I would suggest classic loafers. They're always timeless, and thanks to Gucci, they're also cool again."
Since the style catapulted back to popularity, there have been many variations of the classic, from patent leather to velvet finishes, in backless silhouettes, and in a range of rich colors. Thanks to these small updates to an already timeless shoe, the loafer still has a spot in our closets now and into 2019. It's in the same league as ballet flats and comfier than stiletto heels, making it an instant must have for power women. You likely own a pair already, but if you don't, you'll want to shop the options ahead.
— Additional reporting by Hannah Weil McKinley