Gone are the days when slippers were reserved for the bedroom. Smoking slippers, smoking loafers…whatever you want to call them, are here to stay and ready to take to the streets. It’s time to retire the trusty sandals and return to the world of close-toed shoes, but that shouldn’t mean going back to the same old pair of flats.
The smoking slipper is a great alternative for when you want to spruce up your outfit without going to drastic measures. And if you’re of the mindset that these loafers only come in monogrammed velvet accompanied by a nightcap, you’re sorely mistaken. These babies are popping up in endless fabrics and patterns, and there’s one for every type of style. So whether you want preppy or punk, runway-ready or street-style casual, boho-chic or corporate-cool, there’s one for you.
If there’s one thing to make sure of this fall, it’s that you add a pair of smoking slippers to your wardrobe. Trust, you won’t be sorry…and that one pair will most likely end up being joined by a few others by season’s end. Need proof that these shoes are for you, or inspiration to get you going on the right track? Browse the collection below and then let me know your faves!
After graduating from college in ’09, Allyson Barkan flew off to Greece to teach English Literature at a private high school and explore Greek and European culture for a year. Since returning stateside, she now works in Entertainment Public Relations in New York City. For travel advice, stray observations as a 20-something in the big city, and the occasional hilarious misadventure, follow Allyson atwww.allysonbarkan.com and on twitter at @aebarkan.