Fall Trend Essential: The Oxford

oxfords

Over the next few weeks we will be posting fall trends essentials for this season.  Today we start with the oxford.  An oxford, derby or brogue as some people call it, is basically a lace-up shoe with a low heel. Oxfords have been around for oh, I don’t know, a couple of centuries. They are  having a bit of resurgence as of late and they are not just for the men.  So how do you wear an oxford without looking like a frump? Here are some looks that we like. Borrowed from the boys but with a feminine twist.

Inspiration 1:  For work,  try pairing a slightly higher heel with a tailored blouse and cigarette trousers for a more polished casual look.

Inspiration 2: If you are a minimalist, a simple silk top and wool pants can be updated with a wingtip style.

Inspiration 3: Feeling artsy? How about pairing a bold color with crew socks and a dress? Also  would look great with tights, of course.

Inspiration 4: Loving the oxford look but can’t deal with the laces? A mock oxford with jeans looks more casually cool than a pair of sneaks.

So what do you think? Ready to give oxfords a try?

All the shoes featured can be found on our website resoul.com, or click here to view our entire collection of women’s shoes, oxfords included.

What do I wear with: Wingtips ( A Tale of Two Brogues )

Each Wednesday we’ll answer the on-going question: “What do I wear with these?”  It’s a question we get quite often here at the shop and we love giving suggestions when helping our customers. This week we feature the Moma 80203 and the BedStu Lita.

What to wear with: Wingtips
This week we feature two wingtip oxfords or “brogues” as the Brits like to call them.  A must have item to have in your shoe collection. It’s “borrowed from the men” appeal makes it the perfect shoe to wear with skinnies and a button-down style blouse. Yet tailored enough to wear with a wool shift and tights for a day at the office. They dress things up bit, don’t you think?

Featured re-souL items:
>Women’s  tan wingtip oxford “Lita” by BedStu, made in Mexico.
>Women’s wingtip oxford by MOMA in black, made in Italy.
> DeNada ribbed beanie, in store only.
> Theodora and Callum “Amarillo Tie All” scarf, in store only.
> Aunts and Uncles “Mr. Puppy” bag in coffee, call for availability.

To view the other items featured here and to see more outfit pairing suggestions, check out re-souL’s profile on polyvore.