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Loafers have always been the footwear of choice for brainy girls with a preppy bent, and now they're making their way into the office as a polished alternative to your go-to pumps. The latest iterations are sleek and sinuous, with just enough wow factor—gold hardware, suede tassels—to steer clear of frumpytown. Pair them with cropped trousers or a midi skirt to add a menswear spin to your 9-to-5 look while still maintaining your #girlboss status.

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Shop the look (left to right): Band of Outsiders, $595; Gap, $65; VC Signature, $275; Tod's, $445; Stuart Weitzman, $365;

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Shop the look (left to right): Jeffrey Campbell, $180; Topshop, $55; Merona, $28; River Island, $90;