loafs.jpgIt's not often that we fall for a practical shoe, but boyfriend-style velvet loafers are having a moment - and we approve.

As comfy as they are chic, these slipper-like flats sum up winter's masculine trend perfectly. Swap ballerinas for a printed or plain pair and team with jeans and an oversized blouse.

Or splash out and inject some colour in to your favourite LBD with a bright blue pair from Ralph Lauren. They're guaranteed to keep you smiling until spring.

Topshop Star embroidered slippers (top), £20 at Topshop
Pretty Ballerinas (middle), around £150 at Pretty Ballerinas
Ralph Lauren Quinly loafers (bottom), £475 at Net-a-Porter