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The Flat Pack

womanwithdrive caught up with Melbourne Stylist Nadine Armstrong this week to talk shoes. Flats to be more specific. Here’s what she had to say.


A European wardrobe staple, the loafer has carved a comfortable following in the Australian market. And rightfully so, with their cool blend of comfort and style – the elusive duo that evades many a shoe.


Thanks to many talented designers, we also see the loafer keep pace with current trends – think pops of colour, pony skin, patent leather and exciting embellishments. Wear with turned-up jeans, pants, skirts or shorts – the loafer knows no bounds.


Here’s just a taste of what’s on offer with links to the online stores.


Dieppa Restrepo

A Columbian brand with a burgeoning following in Australia. Their shoes are chic and elegant – and often a little quirky. The Leon Leopard Loafer will add pace to any outfit. Priced from $286 from


Walnut Melbourne

Walnut Melbourne produce on trend shoes, at a fraction of the price of others. But you get what you pay for. The Lulu Classic Driving Loafer maintains that traditional loafer style, with a feminine ribbon bow. It comes in navy, fuschia and tobacco. Priced from $129 and available from



A metallic loafer just about ticks all the boxes for this season. A classic loafer style with a nod to our current obsession with metallics – perfect. Available from (UK site) and priced from £65.



The Gucci Horsebit loafer is a hands-down hero. To celebrate 50 years in the game, Gucci has released a limited edition patent leather loafer in bright colours such as begonia pink and yellow. Priced from $490 and available from Gucci.

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