5 oxford styles to step up your spring shoe game
Our footwear is in transition: You may be ready to give your boots the seasonal boot, but aren’t quite ready for open-toe sandals because it’s still chilly. Oxfords are the perfect compromise, ready to, well, step in, as we move from spring to winter.
The menswear-inspired shoes are getting feminine updates this season: Hello, subtle heels! You look lovely, lace uppers! Oxfords can be a fun pairing with boyfriend jeans on the weekend, but they also can play a sophisticated role in the office.
Put your best foot forward with these great pairs of oxfords.
With brogue detailing, mesh panels and a mini stacked block heel, these can be your wear-with-anything shoes this spring. They’ll play just as nice with denim as they will with floral dresses. Jessica Simspon Tallinoh oxfords, $44.50, nordstromrack.com
A black patent leather inspired oxford? Yes please. This style gives an instant dose of glam to a jeans, T-shirt and leather jacket or can be a pretty alternative to your heels, worn with slacks or skirts. Brelyn oxfords, $128, Banana Republic
A traditional oxford gets a metallic makeover. This version features a suede upper and a metallic finish and will lend shine to any outfit–but we especially love these shoes with soft springtime pastels. ShoeMint Kody casual oxford shoes, $69.99 on sale, Kohl’s
Prep in your step
Red buffalo plaid on an oxford is bound to put a little prep in your step. We love these that would look adorable with a black dress and black tights or even edgy with a rock T-shirt and jeans. Bella Vita Reagan oxford flats, $90, Macy’s
For a perfect spring look, we love the combo of a menswear-style suede oxford and pretty piping. This style also features a 3/4-inch heel for those who like just a hint of height. J.Crew piped suede loafers, $250, jcrew.com