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Amp Up Your Summer Shoe Game With These Loafer Looks

Inspired by the iconic Gucci look.

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With the warm weather comes a slew of new summer trends – specifically in the footwear department. Who wants to be stifling in a pair of hot and heavy ankle boots all summer when you could be rocking a throwback Teva flatform or a wrap-around sandal to brunch? But there's one style that's been going strong for several seasons that we can't resist: the loafer mule. 

When Alessandro Michele introduced the unisex, kangaroo fur-lined Princetown loafer as a new Gucci staple in 2015, the fashion set went mad for them, and the craze is still going strong. The backless cut classically comes in black with gold horsebit metal detailing on the tongue, but anyone who's been keeping up with Michele's masterful redesigning of the Italian house will know that nothing is off-limits when it comes to embroidered, beaded and furry embellishments. Nodding to the now-iconic Princetown loafer in all its many iterations, we've seen all of our favorite retailers carrying alternative takes on the style. 

If you're looking to make a statement with your footwear this summer, then look no further than a loafer mule. From dazzling metallics and floral embroidery to tough-guy studs and glittering rhinestones, the selection of backless flats available this season is sure to impress.

The best part? Backless loafers add a polished look to any outfit, making them the perfect day-to-night shoe. Pair them with a chic office outfit that will take you from your desk to the bar, such as a wrap-around blouse, crisp denim skirt and beaded clutch, or a black jumpsuit, tasseled bucket bag and pearl earrings – and your summer wardrobe is set. 

If you're looking to get in on the trend without spending some serious Gucci $$$, we've got you covered. Check out 17 pairs of statement slip-on loafers to rock this summer:
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Urban Outfitters Carrie Blue Loafer Mule - $30
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Mango Embroidered Velvet Loafers - $120
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Nasty Gal Want Your Extra Time Loafer Mule - $45
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River Island Pink Faux Fur Backless Loafers - $43
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ASOS Miki Loafers Mules - $26
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Free People At Ease Loafer - $98
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New Look Floral Embroidered Loafer Mule - $27
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River Island Leopard Embellished Backless Loafers - $96
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Boohoo Snaked Embroidered Loafer - $32
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Nasty Gal Swan Lake Loafer Mule - $45
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Free People Brocade At Ease Loafer - $128
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Missguided Navy Jacquard Print Mules - $51
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Mango Fur Leather Slip On Loafers - $170
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Boohoo Floral Embroidered Mule Loafer - $57
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River Island Yellow Backless Loafers - $64
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Boohoo Denim Floral Mule Loafer - $52
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Nasty Gal Dartmouth Vegan Leather Mule - $45
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