I've never been a fan of loafers, but Kerry Washington's low-key chic look has made me seriously reconsider

The actress shared a touching moment with her dad

Kerry Washington
(Image credit: Getty Images / David Livingstone)

We're used to seeing Kerry Washington look amazing, more often than not attending some kind of prestigious even. It's not often we get to see the actress going about her day-to-day, but she recently shared a rare family moment celebrating her dad's birthday, and it's one of the most heartwarming videos you'll see today. 

The short clip of Kerry and her father is the most wonderful snapshot of what is clearly and very close and loving relationship. It also gave us some insight to Kerry's style off the red carpet, and it's every bit as stunning. Wearing a textured black and white-striped cardigan, faded black jeans and plain black loafers, Kerry completed her outfit with a beautiful sleek bun, large transparent glasses, and a modest amount of jewellery in the form of rings and earrings. 

As someone who has never really been a fan of loafers, I was surprised by how much I love this look. Kerry's shiny black shoes elevate her casual look overall, making the relaxed outfit that little bit more smart and special for a visit to her father. With a look like this, it's not hard to see how loafers have become a capsule wardrobe staple for so many. 

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While I can totally appreciate a beautiful pair of loafers, I've never thought of buying them for myself, mostly because I've not been too sure how best to style them. But I've been looking for smart casual outfit inspiration (that don't feature a pair of the best white trainers), and this is one look I'd happily recreate. 

I'm also thinking jeans, loafers, a crisp white t-shirt and blazer as another way to style these versatile shoes. And with a nice pair of tailored trousers, perhaps? Yes, it's fair to say after seeing Kerry's inspirational outfit, loafers will soon be my go-to for smart casual summer looks. 

Kerrie Hughes

Kerrie is the editor of woman&home (digital). For seven years previously she was editor of Future’s world-leading design title Creative Bloq, and has written for titles including T3, Coach and Fit&Well on a wide range of lifestyle topics.


After a decade of working in retail, Kerrie went back to education at the ripe old age of 27, graduating with a first-class honours degree in creative writing three years later. Her career in journalism began soon after, when she secured a job as a staff writer at Future Plc. In the 14 years since, she has worked her way up to editor level, gaining a wealth of digital experience along the way.

As a woman&home reader and a senior digital editor, Kerrie’s main purpose is to ensure the brand delivers high-quality, relevant content to help enrich and improve women’s lives – a responsibility she feels hugely passionate about.  

Outside of work, if she manages to find a spare minute around her three young children, geriatric dog and activity-obsessed fiance, you’ll find her either throwing a barbell about at Crossfit, with her head in a good thriller novel or building one of the latest Lego ideas sets.