In the guide below, we'll talk about how to wear loafers with shorts effortlessly.

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Make sure to keep a good balance between your shorts and what you are wearing on top. The material can differ, but we aim for a cohesive palette with light, flowy garments that work well for summer.

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When wearing shoes and shorts, we like to go sockless in order to create a holistic look without any breaks in the silhouette. However, when done right, a pair of white, sportier socks can work wonders.

Pictured: @ethanglenn in The Penny Loafer

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The length of the shorts makes all the difference. Giorgio Armani is the godfather of casual yet well-dressed summer clothing—especially when it comes to wearing shorts with loafers. Take a look at the picture, and you'll understand. His shorts are not too short nor too long. The pleats exude a sense of formality while perfectly matching in colour with his t-shirt. He finishes it off with a casually worn sweater over the shoulders. The cherry on top? Classic, burgundy loafers—sockless, of course.

If you are looking for similar loafers, check out The Ivy Loafer in burgundy.

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The loafers and shorts look isn't just for loafers. @jakewoolf demonstrates this beautifully, adding his own twist to the classic combination. The sporty material of his shorts gives the outfit a more casual vibe, while the crisp shirt adds a touch of formality. He completes the look with a pair of moccasins, The Boat Shoe in black grain, showing how this style can be adapted to different preferences.

Shoes to wear with shorts

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