Spring Trend: Monochrome

One of the biggest spring trends this season is the idea of a monochrome wardrobe. Having an edited down wardrobe makes it way easier to get dressed in the morning. We all lead busy lives and having a “uniform” of sorts in your closet makes it one less thing to worry about when getting dressed for the day.

This by all means doesn’t mean boring. You can still play with pattern and add accessories to add some flair to your look. Black, white, cream and shades of grey look great on most, so having shoes that coordinate with your minimal palette is essential.

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Spring is fickle, it can feel like all four seasons in a day. Therefore, layering is the key to helping get through those months of manic weather. Same goes for these oxfords. Wear them with socks to ward off the chill, wear them without when the sun is shining brightly.

 

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Fall Trend Essential: The Oxford

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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.