By Antonio Malara
A couple of years ago my parents came back from their holidays in northern Italy with a present for me. They knows I love loafers and they bought me a pair by Cafè Noir. When I opened the box I saw that the shoes where orange. As I said in other post I'm not for unusual and bright colors. I tried the shoes and they were so comfortable but I had doubts about the orange. To be honest I never used the shoes, but since I decided to start the blog I wanted to create a few looks using this loafers.
And here we are, I wanted a formal outfit for these shoes. I used a white slim fit shirt by Zara, my new Dsquared2 jeans and I paired the loafers buying an orange braided belt that I found on Amazon.
About my clothes; the shirt as usual has been suited on my body, the jeans are unbelievable low waist, really never had a pair like this. This jeans barely cover my butt, they are fit on my legs but not tight. They're comfortable while walking but not perfect when sitting, especially when you wear something inside the jeans (like in this outfit). I have to say that even if they're “extreme” they look awesome and I like it.
The belt is a low cost purchase, I wanted something orange but I didn't want to spend money. I looked on Amazon just for fun and I found this belt that it's cool and in good material (there are other colors and I think I'm going to buy another one). I never use a braided belt before and it's really practical because you don't need to make hole. Belt and shoes are almost the identical orange, the combination of colors is nice and I think it was even better with a clear blu jeans. Another thing that make the shoes more usable in a everyday day use is the white on line on the bottom, thanks to that are less formal.
So what was a challenge become a really cool outfit. This look is formal and of course the orange tone make you to be noticed, in a positive and negative way. In fact I think that if you don't want to look too ”eccentric” wearing this color, you need to be confident with yourself!
Shoes: Cafè Noir
Photo: Maria Chiara Malara