Womens Oxford Shoes


Love your oversized cardigan and want to take the boyfriend look to the next level? Then introduce your closet to womens oxford shoes! You're sure to adore these menswear-inspired oxford shoes, also known as 'brogues'.

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You can't beat classic design that oozes modern edge! They appear a bit 'old school' for most women, but in any romantic and classy trendy fashionista's eyes, they're a superb option to infuse your style with vintage and sophistication.

Oxfords are a chic alternative to loafers and ballet flats. And they are also available in various styles such as ankle booties, flat boots (the lace up type that you're seeing everywhere these days), pumps and even sandals.

If you need some fashion tips on how to pull off this look continue reading this page!

How to Select a Pair of Oxford Shoes

Choosing the right style is important so that they won't end up dusting in your closet. And again, versatility is a must so think neutrals when shopping for womens oxford shoes.

The chic fashionista Anna Villaruel says Although white is considered as neutral it tends to highlight too much of the oxford look, and are best for summers when everything is so light and dandy, or if you want to add a quirky punch to your outfit.

Examples of versatile colors that work on most occasions and can be worn throughout the seasons are: Black, chocolate and burgundy. They make a polished impression for office work or a dinner date.

For daily wear and casual office settings try navy, shades of grey and olive.

    Fashion tip Tip: Oxfords with a subtle pointy toe look best on us women no matter body shape. They slim and blend well with all body figures, not too mention that they don't project that clownish and masculine look that most wide looking shoes do.

Matte material is also versatile compared to silver and patent womens oxford shoes.

Oxford Flats

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These are the most versatile oxfords that functions well in daily life such as office work and for when you're just hanging out with friends.

They're still a bit on the borderline to masculine because they're close to resembling real mens shoes so make sure you add an extra effort to sweeten it up with for example a cute top, nice purse, dress or a skirt.

    Fashion tip Tip: Oxford flats are also available in sandals but can look outlandish on classy fashionistas and are best on fashionistas with a quirky, eclectic personal style.


Oxford Pumps

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Oxford pumps (also called 'oxford boots') are louder than the flats but are still suitable for casual to semi-formal work outfits.

Perfect for a night out or for just dolling up and feeling pretty :) I personally prefer seeing heeled oxfords with a skirt, short or dress, because it looks more fashion-y and stylish. But it's all up to your taste and style!

    Fashion tip Tip: Try peep-hole oxfords with tights for ultimate fashionista impact.


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How to Wear Oxford Shoes

These men's shoes that first appeared in the 1900's (timeless I know!) are tricky to wear. The thing here is that they look masculine and it's up to your efforts to avoid looking like a unisex. That's why putting some extra feminine appeal to your outfit with these shoes are crucial to look chic and fab in them.

Here are 6 chic ways to wear womens oxford shoes without losing your feminine touch:

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With Tailored Shorts

Oxford shoes look fabulous with shorts and I think this the best outfit combo for them out there. To avoid looking too boyish, add a feminine blouse. You can also wear them with a simple tee but match it with girly accessories.

With a Skirt

Now this looks chic with a nautical-themed outfit. For a basic but sexy-chic look try them with a full short skirt, camisole, cardigan and a pair of thigh high socks!

With Jeans

A super-effortless way to wear the oxfords is to pair them with jeans, loose tunic tee and a cardigan. Sienna Miller is especially good on this front. The womens oxford shoes add an interesting appeal to a basic, casual outfit.


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With Pants

A preppy-casual look. Make sure to show off your ankles in this outfit and that the pants are slim or tapered (boot and wide leg cuts make you look shorter). Oh, and definitely add a trendy fashion bag and a statement necklace to the mix.

With a Work Dress

Oxfords look fab with a layered office outfit – match a feminine nipped dress with tights and a cardigan. And perhaps, take it up a notch with lace tights.

With a Casual Dress

Like for example a cute flowy sun dress, t-shirt dress, sweater dress, etc. Also add some playfulness to the outfit with a pair of thigh high socks.

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If you want more inspiration check out Endless.com's and Zappos's up-to-date and extensive oxford flats, pumps and booties. What you see below are examples of what you can find there!


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