Today, I'm flashing back to the 1950s with penny loafers! The shoe style was first used in the 1930s, but didn't become super popular until the 1950s.
Penny loafers were created by John Bass, who wanted to capitalize on the popular loafer trend. He added a small strap across the top of the loafers to make his loafers different than all of the other loafers that were on the market. This strap was soon used as a way to store a few extra pennies, leading to the name "penny loafers." The shoes were actually not cheap because they were usually made of genuine leather.
The popular shoe trend is coming back into style. Penny loafers give a sophisticated vibe to an outfit. They can easily be worn with pants, shorts, dresses or skirts — penny loafers are incredibly versatile.
Here is some inspiration of ways you can style penny loafers and how to give them a modern feel.
Celebrities, such as Miranda Kerr, Kendall Jenner and Rihanna are rocking the vintage shoe trend.
You might not be hiding pennies in these shoes, but rock them like you are!