May 5, 2011

The perfect oxford and then some...

The oxford trend has been going strong since 2009.  As one who lives in heels, it has taken awhile for me to embrace it.  I wasn't a fan until a few days ago, when I found what I deemed to be the perfect pair!  Amongst the clearance rack at DSW on Roosevelt and Canal, I encountered the Jazzy Oxford by Crown Vintage (shown above).  The wingtip and kiltie tassel detail paired with the beautiful cream color and soft suede makes this the perfect Spring shoe! The bad news is that it wasn't in my size (be warned that this shoe runs small). But the good news is that it is available online. And even though the clearance price isn't online, the retail price ($39.95) is still a bargain. Gosh, I love the internet!

If you're new to the oxford trend, the key to finding the perfect one this season is to look for light colors, cutout or perforated detailing, and an almond shaped toe. These characteristics will ensure that your menswear-inspired look is airy and feminine.

Of course, I had to round up some more of my current favorites.

Like to see 'em? Here they go!

Coral Woven Brogue at Dorothy Perkins ($50) - The lovely coral woven detail is great for those looking to add more color to their wardrobe.

Navy Canvas Mix Brogues at Dorothy Perkins ($20) - The mix of canvas and faux leather adds texture to an already amazing navy shoe.

Gregory Brogue by Matisse ($68) - Can you ever go wrong with animal print? I think not.

Harland Slip-On Brogue by Boutique9 ($138) - The lace-less design will make you look cool while the perforated leather will make you feel cool...literally.

Kelley by Jeffrey Campbell ($110) - A two-toned cutout with kiltie tassels? Pick it up! *ding*

Woven Leather Brogues by Miu Miu ($545) - The high level of craftmanship that went into creating these woven leather oxfords is more than enough to justify the price.

Ladies, how do you feel about the oxford trend?
Yea? or Nay?

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Anonymous DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse said...

Nice picks shoe lover!

May 5, 2011 at 1:56 PM  
Anonymous Andrea @Luvsunflower said...

Oxford trend is definitely a Yea for me. The Harland Slip-on are the yummiest!

May 5, 2011 at 3:53 PM  
Anonymous Naila said...

Thanks ChiTownFashionista. I was a NAY. Now, I'm a YEA. These oxfords are feminine and perfect for spring

May 5, 2011 at 8:26 PM  
Anonymous erica.c said...

Definitely a yea. I spent several months looking for a pair last spring and finally found a spectator oxford from Aldo's that I love.

May 6, 2011 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger ChiTown Fashionista said...

Thanks for chiming in, ladies! And Naila, I'm glad I made you a believer. :)

May 7, 2011 at 12:34 AM  
Blogger Kim {The Stylish Life} said...

I'm still on the fence about oxfords. I love the styles you featured in this post, especially the cut out styles.

May 9, 2011 at 11:17 AM  
Anonymous Steph said...

I have the Boutinque 9 Harland Slip-on Brogue and absolutely ADORE them. They are very comfortable and light. I can't wait to pair them a pair of shorts or dress!

May 10, 2011 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger ChiTown Fashionista said...

@Kim, the cutout definitely makes it more feminine.

@Steph, cool!! I'm sure they look even better in person.

May 10, 2011 at 11:37 AM  

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