With an abundance of stunning shoes to make their way into our closets, it’s clear that March is going to be just as sartorially sound as February— which is saying a lot, because, girl, you set the bar high. Beyond your arsenal of essential kicks and mandatory casual sneakers, there’s another item that should definitely be making an appearance in your lineup: a set of show-stopping loafers. Sure, it sounds like an oxymoron, but these classic steppers have been dubbed the official shoe for effortless polish and street-style appeal.

These block-heeled beauties are the working girl’s shoe of choice. Style ‘em up for the office with a striped midi skirt that’s equal parts scene-stealer and ladylike essential. With transitional dressing in full swing, a bit of thoughtful layering is a must, and a sleeveless mock-neck top and wrap blazer deliver just the right amount of coverage without cramping your style. Round out the look with artful add-ons, like a statement asymmetric ring and layered hoop earrings, that are guaranteed to become the talk of the water cooler.

Don’t let their on-the-job façade fool you; a chic pair of loafers can totally hold their own on a night out. Give the unexpected stepper an after-hours edge with metallic trousers that were practically made for the dance floor and a twirl-worthy tank that reads queen of the night. Let the unexpectedness of your kicks inspire the rest of your accessories, looking to a prismatic clutch, bold choker and sheer bomber jacket to send your getup’s It factor into overdrive.

Step aside, sneakers: There’s no fashion rule that says laid-back kicks are your only option once the weekend rolls around. Fancify your feet with prim-and-proper shoes, then balance out their haute flair with laid-back basics, like a bright jacquard sweatshirt and skinny cropped jeans. Show off your fine-tuned style sensibilities with a few runway-ready accessories (think: a sleek crossbody with RN appeal, glitzy brooches and ‘70s-inspired shades).