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Dakota Johnson Finds the Season’s Coolest Loafers


Dakota Johnson Finds the Season’s Coolest Loafers

The official start of spring may still be a few days off, but that hasn’t stopped Hollywood’s most fashionable stars from testing out the season’s best trends. Yesterday, as Dakota Johnson enjoyed a day out in West Hollywood, she chose pieces tailored to her bohemian tastes. In a black leather jacket, tan crop top, and loose-fitting high-waisted trousers Johnson epitomized low-key chic as she picked up her Cha Cha Matcha, but the look’s defining feature was her statement footwear. A pair of navy velvet lug-soled loafers from Gucci elevated the entire ensemble, adding a touch of polish while tapping into a recurring theme from the runways. At shows like Coach, Marc Jacobs, Chloé and, of course, Gucci, the traditional slip-ons were back in a big way. Styled with contrasting socks for the maximum impact, they provided an effortless way to dress up even the most casual outfits.

Johnson appears to have taken cues from the collections, wearing thick socks with the chunky platforms. Lug soles have been trending of late—see Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid’s continued fascination with Prada’s army-inspired boots—but the Gucci pair took the look into fresh territory. The upper looks like a standard office-wear loafer but the soles seemed ripped from combat boots. The shoes reflect creative director Alessandro Michele’s mix of high and low. As a longtime Gucci muse, Johnson was a natural choice to give these loafers a chic street style debut.