How to Style the Dax Loafer

May 10, 2018

Do you ever see an article of clothing and think it looks cool but then quickly think, “But how would I wear it?” Most likely, the Dax Slip-On Loafer is one of those elusive items. Simplicity in silhouette is the only thing standard about Dax. With color options in either a striking electric blue or rich mahogany, hand-painted Patina finish on the full-grain leather upper and a shocking blood red sole, this is definitely not your typical loafer.

But uniqueness doesn’t have to be intimidating. And with burnished detailing bringing out shades of black and brown, Dax is actually more versatile than he appears at first glance. We’ve styled a couple outfits to showcase how easily wearable Dax truly is and have even more outfit ideas that we’ve highlighted too.

Dax Mahogany Loafer Formal Outfit

The best thing about loafers is their ability to easily top off any outfit – both formal and casual. And the best thing about Dax, with hand-painted detailing, is that this loafer is truly one of a kind. With this first look, we created a simple yet classic dressy look with a charcoal suit and a crisp white button-up. While keeping it simple with your separates, you can feel free to play with your accessories and let those take center stage. Dax in mahogany will definitely draw the eyes downward, but adding a colorful silk pocket square, a sleek silver watch and a pair of classic aviator sunglasses will balance your ensemble.

How to Style Loafers Formal Outfit

For other formal or business casual outfits, the mahogany shades in Dax will pop against a navy suit and would even be versatile enough to style with chinos, a blazer and crewneck underneath. As far as casual outfits go, virtually any shade of denim would complement this shoe. And your shirt options aren’t too limited either – short-sleeved button-ups with simple patterns are optimal; rugby shirts are having a moment; and you can never go wrong with a simple t-shirt or polo.

Dax Cobalt Blue Loafer Casual Outfit

Dax in cobalt blue may still seem like a head-scratcher, but whether your motto is less is more, or more is more, Dax works wonders for all tastes. For this casual look, we styled Dax with white denim, a crewneck t-shirt and a coordinating admiral blue trench coat, because those April showers are coming a month late this year. The electric blue hue and burnished detailing on this pair of loafers pair well with black denim too. And I’m particularly drawn to styling Dax with blue jeans, a simple white t-shirt and a denim jacket.

Formalwear with Dax in blue is equally versatile, since this shoe would pair phenomenally with black or charcoal suits. And while keeping it simple with white or light blue shirting is always an option, this shoe holds the possibility of pairing well with a dark floral button-up and solid tie combination.

Use these styling recommendations as a jumping off point and feel free to have some fun with your outfits. Because personal style is just that – personal – and no one can create a look quite like you.

Shop even more loafers here and show us how you style Dax and all your Marc Nolan shoes by tagging us on Instagram @marcnolanshoes.


Written by Hannah Swank

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