The Edit: Loafer Love

Flats are anything but boring when they're adorned with pom-poms, animal ears, bows, skulls and ... bones?

Though I’m a near-constant wearer of high heels, I’ve come to embrace the beauty of the flat. It makes walking around Philly so much easier (damn cobblestones), and it helps me walk slightly faster than my normal pace, which is admittedly slug-like. Thankfully, we’ve moved beyond the blahsville ballet flat, with style-centric versions like loafers and oxfords taking center stage. Here, some of the best loafers out there right now.

1. Grey cashmere flannel Drop Out Hunter loafers, $400 at Stubbs & Wootten2. Liam Fahy pom pom loafers, $685 at Avenue 323. Miu Miu embellished patent-leather loafers, $650 at Net-a-Porter4. Shoe Cult Motive loafers, $110 at Nasty Gal5. Sleeping Kitty flats, $625 at Charlotte Olympia6. Royal Terrier slipper loafer, $138 at C. Wonder7. Bobbies La Magicienne suede slipper shoes, $204.68 at Asos8. 10 Crosby Derek Lam denim loafers, $165 at Shopbop. 9. Marc by Marc Jacobs Shorty loafer, $228 at Marc Jacobs10. Collection studded Darby loafers, $199.99 at J.Crew11. Mara & Mine suede skull embroidered dress slippers, $472 at Browns Fashion.