Ask Belle: Are Smoking Slippers Chic?
Oct 23, 2014
What are your thoughts on smoking slippers/loafers? I’ve been thinking a gray suede or calf hair pair would be a good casual shoe for this season but I’ve had a hard time finding a basic pair without tassels, studs, cat faces (what Nordstrom?), etc. Hope all is well in law school!
I think smoking slippers are a nice casual option. They don’t look good on everyone (my feet are a bit too long and narrow for them), but if you like the look, they’re a nice replacement for ballet flats.
Why anyone would pay $500 for shoes with ears is a mystery to me, but let’s see if we can’t find something better…
For something really basic, these black leather Nine West slippers are a good place to start. This calf-hair pair from DSW offer a simple shape in a unique material. Or if you’re looking for grey suede, Charlotte Russe has a pair for under-$25.
For something different, these embellished black-on-black smoking slippers from VANELi are a chic option. I like the modern take on sparkle. I also like these burnished gold slippers from Club Monaco.