leopard-print-loafer.jpgThe Pretty Ballerinas/French Sole approach to flat shoes is about to be eclipsed by a much more mannish, masculine style, so expect to see a lot more slippers and loafers like these ones appearing in the shops. But if that sounds dull, never fear: designers are having an awful lot of fun covering these flatties in every fun and colourful fabric under the sun.

These tasselled loafers at Wallis are a great example of the style: they're essentially a slipper-shaped shoe, but with the added elegance of loafer detailing and of course that wonderful hairy, leopard-skin style upper. The surface looks extremely close to genuine ponyskin but is 100% synthetic, making this a great bargain buy.

£28 at Wallis