Not Yo’ Granny Loafer…Not Yo’ Mama Mule

I’m sure its been a long time coming but I thought I’d never live to see the day…….at least AGAIN. But as I remember the infamous retro shoe I am not surprised. It never fails, the faithful recycling of fashion trends and I have been bit by the once outdated bug! I have willfully drunken the juice and I am unashamed. 

Now before you throw the whole blog away let me explain….Mules and loafers have made a comeback, returning with a vengeance to slay. YES! I SAID IT! Just in case my forwardness isn’t forward enough, I am absolutely here for it!

Whether a classic neutral, a glowing bold and vibrant color or a floral print. For me there is no discrimination, they have all caught my eye. Though I must admit their prices at times have undoubtedly turned me away. But I shall not be moved and there is no need to panic. The right price at the right time is what I live for!

Budget-Proof your shopping  

Although everyone’s budget looks different. One of the great things about shopping trends is you can almost always find them for a pretty reasonable price. Between sales, clearance and department store brands there is definitely a pair somewhere with your name on them. Aside from budget of course, timing is your greatest asset. You just have to know when to wait and when to cave. You absolutely can not be afraid to wait out for a price drop, shop around and dig for deals or even let someone else to do it for you! #STYLIST PLUG!!!

How do I look?

I recently found out that I am considered a millennial…..I know I am as shocked as you are! As one of the older millennials, I grew up in the era of reality T.V. and went through one particular phase of being  a die hard fan of Reality Fashion makeover shows. How do I look? was hands down one of my favorites. I fell in love with the host of the show Jeannie Mai.

Honestly I watched so much of that stuff I’d like to think of myself as an honorary stylist. Although I find it extremely hard to shop for others because what I have found via personal experience as well as hundreds of hours watching fashion reality tv (so you know I am most definitely qualified), often times you are not only styling the person, you are also addressing and confronting their insecurities. No judgement we all have them.

 Take control of your style

I am totally that girlfriend you want to shop with. I love seeing people fashionably excelling, completely out of their element and comfort zone. In my personal opinion style has less to do with trends and more to do with how you choose to wear them. A good pair of loafer mules for some could be a more difficult trend to seize. Fashion and trends can be very one sided. Your style is your own so take control of it and make the trend work for you. 

Throughout my adult years I have always approached a loafer cautiously in pursuit for more of a conservative look. But there is no need to proceed any longer with caution. These are not yo granny kind of loafers at not yo celeb prices! 

Last week I caught a small sale at one of my favorite stores and was able to get a bold printed loafer with a matching purse for under one hundred dollars. I literally walked out of the store into another store I frequent often and grabbed a gold pair for less than five dollars! True Story! #Winning                                                            A pair of printed loafer mules with a side of matching purse to slay! Why! Yes Please! A pair for now and a pair for later!

How do you feel about the return of the loafer mule?

“Fashion says ‘me too’! Style says only me'”…So be your best styled self!         Shalom💛

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