If you are looking to purchase one new pair of shoes this season, high heel oxford booties are a fantastic option. You can wear them just about anywhere – the office, a special date, dinner with the folks.
In the past few years, women’s fashion has been infused by menswear-inspired trends. From slouchy cardigans to pinstriped trousers and funky fedoras to military jackets, it appears women have been invading their husband’s closets.
Though this look is very popular, it’s definitely not for everyone. If menswear is a little too masculine for your personal taste, you can still get into the trend by choosing the right pieces. Look for clothes that, though inspired by men’s apparel, still maintain feminine touches.
Oxford shoes are classics that have crossed over from men to women. If you like these lace-up shoes, you have plenty of options from which to choose. The low-heeled variety is usually created from leather and often has the perforated wingtips or captoes. Though these shoes are nice, they are definitely masculine.
Many designers have taken the oxford silhouette and dressed it up with a high heel and other feminine accents, such as grosgrain ribbon laces. These ladylike oxfords can be worn with just about anything, from pencil skirts and ruffled blouses to tailored shorts with tights.
If you want to splurge, check out the Ralph Lauren Pilar ($650 at Zappos) in bordeaux suede. These oxfords have a 4-inch heel, ribbon laces, and pretty pleats over the peep-toe. Though they are pricey, with their rich color, texture and style, they look like these are worth every penny.