This image of Amber Valetta wearing worn-in Gucci loafers from last year’s September Vogue is indelibly stuck in my head, because it reminds me that when you buy classic, well-made pieces, you can (and should) literally wear them out. I bought the same style Gucci loafers in black a few years back and while I didn’t want to wear them last year, this fall I have been pulling them out rather frequently. I wear them with everything–jeans, pants, and bare-legged with a satin skirt and oversized sweater. I recently saw the Khaite loafers (below) in person and they are elegant and modern, and The Row loafers are always iconic. You could also go chunky like the Proenza Schouler, something I like but know I won’t wear. If loafers are your thing, you’ll find more inspo pics on my IG today.