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Would You Wear… Smoking Slippers?


Fall 2012 trend: Smoking slippers
Photo Credit: Maddy C. on, Alexandra P. from, and Kellimurray on Chictopia

While here at CF, we’d never advocate unhealthy habits like actual smoking, we can’t seem to resist sauntering into some smoking slippers this Fall. Despite the toxic name, these shoes aren’t dangerous… well, not to our lungs, at least.

If you can get past the association with Hugh Hefner’s footwear of choice, this style is an easy change to make when you’re bored with your basic ballet flats. There’s truly a smoking slipper style for everyone – the leopard print, glitter, and studded varieties shown above are just a few examples.

We’re ready to borrow this from the boys. If you’re on our side with this one, below are some budget-friendly smoking slippers under $50:

Smoking slippers
Product Information: Plaid – Modcloth, Leopard – Lulu’s, Silver glitter – Modcloth, Black cutouts – Lulu’s, Skull – Zara, Gold studded – Zara, Camel w/ cutouts – Urban Outfitters, Hot pink – Urban Outfitters

Now we want to know your thoughts!

Do you like smoking slippers? Or are they too casual for your taste?  Would you wear them this fall? Which pair above is your favorite? Leave us a comment and let’s discuss!

Posted on on August 14, 2012 / Filed Under: Would You Wear? / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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35 Responses to “Would You Wear… Smoking Slippers?”

  1. 1
    August 14th, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Absolutely! I already have a pair of black velvet ones that I bought to make into DIY cat loafers and a pair of vintage brown leather ones I used for a Margot Tenenbaum costume. I thought they were called loafers, though.

  2. 2
    August 14th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    YES, YES, YES! Lovin’ my loafers to death right now! I have a light brown pair and a black pair anf I can’t wait to wear them to class in the fall!!

  3. 3
    August 14th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    I love smoking slippers! I have a leopard print pair that I wear to death. As a college student, I think they are the perfect shoes for class!

  4. 4
    August 14th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Love smoking slippers! I love all the bright colors and prints that are coming out this fall! I just bought a gorgeous green pair from CL by Laundry that I bought for under $50 as well!

  5. 5
    August 14th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I’ve been wanting a pair for a long time! I think I’m finally going to save money and get them, I even saw a cheap on in H&M heh

  6. 6
    August 14th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    YES! It’s a nice change from my usual ballet flats :)

  7. 7
    August 14th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Not seeing the attraction at all. I will stick with my normal flats. :)

  8. 8
    August 14th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    They’re not something that really fits in with my style–but I feel if I could find a pair that fits me I might try them out! Like something in a classic solid brown might be cute!

  9. 9
    August 14th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Are these the same things as loafers, except with a different name?

  10. 10
    August 14th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I just recently bought a pair of plain, black ones and I love them already! I can’t for the weather to get cooler so I can wear them more often. :)

  11. 11
    August 14th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I’m really glad you showed inexpensive options! I’ve been wanting ones from Charlotte Olympia but they cost about $800!

  12. 12
    August 14th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    I’ve been wanting a pair of leopard smoking slippers. I actually found a pair at Kmart for $20, but I thought they were kind of uncomfortable, and I wasn’t sure how well they’d hold up. They looked really cute though!

  13. 13
    August 14th, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Yes! I’m hoping to grab a pair this weekend while I’m home visiting my family :)

  14. 14
    August 14th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    In a hot minute.

  15. 15
    August 14th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Aldo makes the ones in the top right picture! they come in nude, white, and black :)

  16. 16
    August 14th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    So weird! I am wearing a pair right now. I ordered them last week and they just came in. I love them so far :)

  17. 17
    August 14th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    i looove this trend. i’ve been seeing so much of this trend on blogs and irl, but i’m still trying to find the perfect pair for me!

  18. 18
    August 14th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I just bought a pair of these todays! They’re the shape of a smoking slipper, with a red cap-toed brogue detailing and the tassles from penny loafers. Talk about rocking multiple trends at once! Deflintely go to TJ Maxx. The one near my house had multiple types of smoking slippers and the prices were all very reasonable.

  19. 19
    August 14th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Very wearable, comfy trend. Just different enough from my other flats but easy to incorporate into the wardrobe – I’m sold.

  20. 20
    August 14th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Smoking slippers are like more comfortable flats. I love them!

  21. 21
    August 14th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    They’re called smoking slippers? Wow. I always just assumed they were modernized loafers. I actually bought a leopard pair a few months back at a local MJM shoe store. I love them. They work with everything I wear and are so comfortable, but definitely not for rainy days. :)

  22. 22
    August 14th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    I love the look of them…just not on me (or maybe it’s my feet?). I tried on a couple pairs at H&M and they just made my feet look too long. I usually wear flats with a rounded toe, which make my feet look smaller (to me at least). Maybe i just haven’t found the right pair yet??

  23. 23
    August 15th, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Yes totally!! <3

  24. 24
    August 15th, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Definitely! It took me a while to get into them, but now I’m obsessed! I have bright green ones that I got at Lulu’s, and they’ve held up really well. I’ll definitely be trying to get a few more pairs.

  25. 25
    August 15th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    yes yes yes! I can’t wait to get some for fall.

  26. 26
    August 15th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    soooooo cute. I really like how Sophia Bush wore her blue loafers

  27. 27
    August 15th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Love the look they are definitely cute and wearable ;) Great post!

  28. 28
    August 16th, 2012 at 1:53 am

    I just bought a pair with an embroidered cat face from GoJane

  29. 29
    August 19th, 2012 at 1:24 am

    I want a studded pair!

  30. 30
    August 19th, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Yes! I love the smoking slippers. The studs, the leopards, and the cutouts. :)

  31. 31
    October 2nd, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    These shoes just remind me of the slippers my nan wears around the house. O_o, definitely not for me, but then my tastes have never been mainstream. I prefer a nice basic flat.

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