The academia aesthetic is alive and well, and our stylish local celebrities are not yet done making a case for it, flaunting their own interpretations of the back-to-school look through their Instagram-worthy OOTDs. And in case you haven't noticed, their 'fits share a common sartorial element that plays a key role in nailing that chic scholarly vibe—we're talking about designer loafers!
When it comes to mastering the art of academia-inspired fashion, a pair of classic black loafers is simply a must. This timeless footwear captures the essence of campus style and evokes a sense of nostalgia for those trusty school shoes we all once wore. Whether you're sporting a pleated skirt, a crisp button-down shirt, or a cozy cable-knit sweater, you can take cues from our local style stars and finish off your OOTD with designer loafers to tie your look together with an air of sophistication and refinement.
LOOK: Local Celebrities' School Girl OOTDs Featuring Designer Loafers
1. Pia Wurtzbach
The beauty queen effortlessly exudes casual chic in her Cannes Film Festival 2023 ensemble. A certified Miu Miu girl, Pia combines a cropped gray cableknit sweater and a camel-hued mini skirt from the Italian luxury fashion house, accentuated by a classic black Celine Triomphe bag. Completing the look are her Hermès Paris leather loafers, adorned with a shining Palladium-plated "H" buckle for an overall sophisticated appeal.
Paris Loafer in Noir, $1100 (approx. P61,700), HERMÈS, hermes.com
2. Bea Alonzo
For a captivating date night outfit, Bea pairs a white button-down shirt with a black cableknit vest and a pleated black mini skirt. She accessorizes with a black Lady Dior bag, black-framed specs, and adds a pair of Prada Monolith loafers teamed with white socks. This chunky loafer redefines the classic penny loafer with a unique monolithic design. Crafted from brushed leather, it features the maison's signature metal triangle logo, and a 55 mm expanded rubber lug sole for the ultimate blend of style and comfort.
Brushed Leather Monolith Loafers, $1270 (approx. P71,200), PRADA, prada.com
3. Kathryn Bernardo
Kathryn's day of pampering at the Aivee Clinic calls for an outfit that exudes effortless sophistication. The actress opts for an oversized boxy blazer layered over a plain white t-shirt and carries a black Lady Dior bag for a touch of luxury. She completes her look with white socks peeking out from her black designer loafers. These classic Gucci loafers pay homage to the Italian luxury fashion house's heritage with the iconic Horsebit detail. The black shiny leather, gold embroidered bee on the back, and rubber lug sole showcase a contemporary twist on a timeless favorite.
Leather Lug Sole Loafer, $1150 (approx. P64,500), GUCCI, gucci.com
Which designer loafers are you eyeing?