Oxfords aren’t just for swing dancing these days. If you find that you usually favor flats, trying switching to an oxford to mix things up a bit. Pair them with pants for a masculine feel or with dresses for a intellectual or vintage edge. Many of the women’s oxfords you’ll find will have a lower heel for more comfort which is always a bonus. Check out some of our favorites!
This Ted Baker Nitcha dress has one of the sweetest bibs we’ve ever seen that wasn’t actually attached to a baby. Flirty and timeless, just the way we like our LBDs. And PSST, it’s on sale right now from $275 to $192.
Out of these two vintage-inspired looks we created on the Polyvore, which would you wear? Comment below and let us know. And if you’re already hanging out on Polyvore, follow us so we can share looks!
The red look is rocking Kate Spade Red Nuovo pumps ($328, Nordstrom), Judith Leiber’s Whitman Anaconda clutch ($2,495, Neiman Marcus), Max & Chloe’s Carnelian and Pyrite bangle ($98, Max & Chloe), along with Max & Chloe’s Multicolored Drop Cameo earrings ($145, Max & Chloe).
It’s happened to you. You’re at the store shopping for a running shirt and suddenly…a flicker of emerald green suede catches your eye. Is that a heel? OMG, it’s a wedge. You think, I can NOT go over there. I have to get home. And I came for a gym shirt! Well, let me just see if they’re on sale… You cautiously slink over, never making full eye contact with the jewel-toned saboteurs. You try them on and AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT, they’re perfect. You stand there biting your lip, but you know what? It’s GONNA’ happen. Who are you kidding? You buy the shoes (and no gym shirt) with a small tear welling in your eye and then you skip out of that store, singing and locking arms with strangers, like Dorothy on her way to Oz. It was meant to be.
You know what I’m talking about. That feeling you get from a soul seducing pair of shoes. Don’t fight it, it’s love. Embrace it. Here are some joy-inducing, song-in-your-heart styles that will have you calling out to Auntie Em!