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Thursday, 14 February 2019

Hugs & Co. Suede Loafers | How To Look Stylish Wearing Flats

Calzedonia leopard print jeans leggings
Don't worry, my love for stiletto heels is still worryingly intense!  But lately I've started to find myself wearing flats more often.  Why? My life involves a lot more walking from place to place now and as a result, my arches have been begging me to give them a break every now and then.  No problem!  Because there are tons of chic options around.  My concern had always been that wearing flats would take away that glamorous edge and leave me feeling, well, flat!  Thankfully, these luxurious suede loafers from Hugs & Co. have convinced me otherwise.  So, for all of my fellow stiletto-obsessives, read on to find out to how look stylish while wearing flats...
Hugs & Co Penny Suede Loafers Brown    
Styling animal print in winter snow 2019
Hampshire Countryside Snow Photography 2019
Above all else, it's about going that extra mile.  When we're wearing heels, we tend to feel more confident about our outfit as we know our feet have already dressed us up (literally) for the occasion.  But what about when you're wearing flats?  If you're used to living every day in skyscraper heels, the quickest way to match that chic-factor is by turning up the heat throughout the rest of your outfit.  For this look, I've opted for animal print and ruffles with a tonal focus.  By blending shades together from the same colour palette, it's much easier to achieve a streamline, chic look.

Personally, for me the key to discovering how to look chic while wearing flats, has been increasing the textures and patterns, but decreasing the chaotic colour palettes.  I started from the bottom and worked my way up; with these Hugs & Co. Penny Loafers providing the perfect opportunity to reach for neutral shades.  Oh and aaaall of the bonus points for being so ridiculously comfortable - not a blister in sight!  
Hugs & Co Penny Brown Suede Loafers
Dorothy Perkins yellow shoulder bag fashion blogger
hugs & Co Penny Suede Loafers Brown
How to Look Chic Wearing Flats Luxury Fashion Blog Guide


Shirt - Ralph Lauren

Jacket - Mango  |  Denim - Calzedonia

Bag - Dorothy Perkins (also available in nude and black)

Shoes - Penny Suede Loafers c/o Hugs & Co.


Hugso & Co Womens Suede Loafers
Hampshire winter snow scene 2019
Luxury Fashion Blog How To Look Stylish Wearing Flats
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this look.  Do you own any suede loafers right now?  How do you choose to make your outfit look stylish while wearing flats?  Let me know in the comments below!

Liked this post?  You might also enjoy >> Texture Play | Winter Styling

With love,

Gabrielle x

Thanks to Hugs & Co. for working with me on this post!



  1. I love the outfit and the flats. It goes so well all together. Happy Valentine's Day.

    Ngumabi xxo |

  2. Oh Gabrielle you are as glam and stylish as ever! After all it's the girl who makes the clothes not the other way around ;p These loafers are super chic and so is the way you have styled them

  3. Such a cute outfit, really love the blouse with the jacket, so chic!! You look marvelous my dear x

  4. I rarely wear flats but if such a situation occurs I like to keep my outfit as classic as possible; jeans and a white T-shirt work every time and in the absence of heels I'd amp up the outfit with jewelry.
    Love the leopard trousers on you! I dunno if could pull them off but they definitely suit you. xx

    Teresa |

  5. They look so cosy and comfortable! :) I'm all about the flats, I can't chase after the boys in heels, haha!

    I'm really liking your leopard print jeans too - I have a ink pair I'm looking forward to wearing when the weather cools down!

    Hope that you are having a good week so far :) We finally got a break in the heatwave last night and it was so welcome!

    Away From The Blue

  6. Cute shoes for Spring, but Snow/rain/water is the enemy of suede.
    Boots would be better.

  7. If anyone can look stylish wearing loafers it must be you! Love how you combined it with some leo print!
    Have a fabulous weekend xx
    Much Love,
    Elegant Duchess xx

  8. Love this look! I have some suede loafers in black and they are soooo comfortable and smart. Thank you for reminding me that I have them as I tend to live in boots during the winter months! I think they really make an outfit look smart, and I like how tan colour goes with the leopard print! Angharad x

  9. Gabrielle! You are always looking stylish! Those trousers are super cute! Have a lovely weekend! ♥
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  10. I love the look of the loafers! Unfortunately for me, my feet are so sensitive that I can't really wear heels at all. It always hurts like hell after two or three hours of wear them, even when I don't walk all that much. So for me, it's flats all the way! These are beautiful and very versatile. I love the colour palette of the outfit too, with the leopard print and the pop of yellow of the bag - wonderful styling Gabrielle!

    Julia x
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  11. Look at those pants! Love those loafs too, you look preppy and comfortable. You’re so brave wearing suede in the winter.
    Have a great weekend Gabrielle :)

  12. You look amazing!!

  13. Such cute shoes for winter, I love how you styled them xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

  14. These are the most gorgeous photos Gabrielle, I love them! Flat shoes are something I struggle with as they're always fairly uninspiring I find but these loafers would go with so much in my wardrobe!

    Musings & More

  15. Such a cute look!
    xx- Nina

  16. I'm loving the way that the animal print looks on you especially when paired such nice flat shoes... very chic indeed! -

  17. Those Calzedonia jeans look so gorgeous on you. The white ruffled shirt is so pretty and it is a great match with them (and other brown tones in your outfit). The combination of shades and colours is simply perfect. I like these kind of tonal earthy looks, they're simply perfect for winter.

    The flats you're wearing are so pretty. These are the only kind of flats that I like, you know the ones that resemble or are in the style of oxfords or moccasins. The ballet flats are very chic too but they always hurt my feet. Those flats you are wearing look super comfortable...and very very stylish. Lovely photos. The snow makes for such a nice background.

  18. Loafers are a kind of shoes I have never considered, but given the result of your outfit I should indeed! A perfect match between clothes and shades!

  19. If I can find comfortable flats that don't give me blisters or hurt my feet then I'm all for them. My thing is though that I'm so used to wearing heeled boots that now whenever I wear flats it's like my feet aren't used to it so they actually hurt more!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  20. Love this outfit! I actually adore the way you use your locations to emphasise and enhance your outfits. Gorgeous xx

  21. Love this outfit. It is so glamorous and chic
    You look gorgeous gabrielle!

  22. absolutely in love witht he combination of printed pants with that cool jacket :) So gorgeous!

    - Marina W

  23. That is a very chic pair! I live in flats, makes it easier to run after Little Tyke and my crazy dog...

  24. Wow! you combined everything so well, brown is such a nice color. Your flats so chic. Have a fab week.
    The Glossychic
    Wonder Cottage

  25. I love these loafers! They look so chic and comfy!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  26. Love those candid shots & the loafers. Gabrielle! xoxo

  27. But suede in the snow? Weren't they ruined?

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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  29. Gabrielle, you look stunning (gorgeous photos)! I love these loafers; the colour is perfect and I am a huge fan of suede shoes in general, so these are really appealing! xx


  30. Gabrielle, you look awesome- you are brave being outside in this outfit cause I suppose how cold it was outside. So stunning jacket and shoes xx

  31. looking fabulous as always, Gabrielle! I LOVE LOVE your outfit x
    have a wonderful day!

  32. Dear! You always look stunning! <3 Love your shoes and the whole outfit! These photos are totally awesome! Great work :))


  33. I have a few loafers, but I'll admit, I've not worn them in a long while. Thanks for the inspiration. Also, there's such lovely autumnal vibes in the colours of the pics! Great edits, Gabrielle. x

  34. This is such a beautiful look Hun and as always your pictures are so stunning! Gorgeous post as always x

    Grace Louise ||

  35. Omg girl I love leopard print on you, such a wild child! Your earmuffs are adorable!

  36. Looking amazing Gabrielle! I absolutely love this ensemble, chic leopard pants and loafers combination. Cute bag too!
    Jessica |

  37. Amazing outfgit Gabrielle! !
    Love leopard too :)
    Happy Friday! <3
    Olivia Poncelet

  38. I love the look of these suede loafers! You styled them so well - interesting pattern + texture, and still so classic. I'm pretty entrenched in winter right now but there's a pair of loafers in my closet I can't wait to wear come spring.

    Kathryn •

  39. Oh flats can be super chic. And they are comfortable too so a win win. Love how you styled these with the leopard print jeans. And I like where you shot this too, such a pretty area

    Allie of

  40. oh naked ankles on snow :) Great ootd :) I love it :)
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  41. Those shoes are super cute and I love them and especially with the leopard and the brown suede!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

  42. Super beautiful and your style is amazing!!! If ever I have missed the cold its right now seeing these gorgeous autumnal tones and your stunning outfit xx

    Gorgeous blogs hun xxx

    Hayley (

  43. Oh girl, I love a good pair of loafers! I must have 8 pairs, lol. My poor hubs. But seriously Gabrielle, your whole outfit here. Those pants, girl, those pants! You look fantastic.


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