One of my favorite men’s looks is a sleek pair of high top sneakers, and don’t even get me started on my oxford boot fetish. However, thanks to Givenchy, I now know that these two awesome styles should never, ever, under any circumstances be combined. The result, as you can see, is a perplexing, fur-lined atrocity of a shoe. [Refinery 29]
I fell in love with oxford shoes in London, where you can’t throw a Cornish pasty down the street without hitting a pair (not that anyone was throwing Cornish pasties, but you get the idea). I love the vintage, masculine vibe they bring to every outfit, from dresses and tights to wool trousers and cardigans. Here are some awesome oxford options to work into your winter wardrobe, and the best part? They’re all 50 bucks or less…
Last fall, we had a full-on fashion love affair with oxford shoes. So schoolboy-ish. So versatile. So comfy. Lately, the oxfords have gone into hibernation, and strappy sandals have taken their place. We’ve noticed, however, that a few retailers are still pushing oxfords this season, updating them for summer in a slightly sandal-ized version with cutouts along the sides.
What do you think of these? A silly way to make a trend work in warmer weather? Or a genius solution to missing your preppy kicks? (Honestly, we think they look a little weird … but maybe with the right styling and outfit?) [Urban Outfitters] Keep reading »