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The Perfect Spring Oxford

From what I’ve seen in fashion spreads and on the streets, it seems like the perfect Spring shoe might just be the oxford. I’ve seen it paired with floral dresses, long maxi skirts, boyfriend jeans, tailored slacks, and slouchy paper bag waist trousers. In each instance they look perfect, and elevate the outfit from “thrown on” to “thought out.” And isn’t that just what you expect a good shoe to do for ya?

Plus, when made right, I hear oxfords are insanely comfortable. Shoes? Comfortable? I must investigate this idea.

And so I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect oxford. Some combination of shape and comfort and price. I’ve found many contenders in the process, and I am happy to share them with you! Hope you enjoy! (Warning: many of them may actually be brogues. I can’t tell the difference. Can you?)


  • Floral Wingtips 1 of 10
    Floral Wingtips
    These'll knock out two of your spring trends at once! Economical!
    Get this oxford from Forever 21 of course! $24.80.
  • Floral Lace Up Perforated Floral Oxfords 2 of 10
    Floral Lace Up Perforated Floral Oxfords
    Floral and perforated! And you can't beat the price.
    Get this oxford from Amazon, $21.60.
  • Bass Joyce 3 of 10
    Bass Joyce
    The black and white is such a classic, and perfect with summer dresses!
    Get this oxford from Zappos, $79.
  • Bass Bellingham 4 of 10
    Bass Bellingham
    Good and traditional and gorgeous. Expect a week or so of breaking in that stiff leather (swore the salesman at my local shoe store). Worth it, I'd guess.
    Get this oxford from Zappos, $80.
  • Laced Shoes 5 of 10
    Laced Shoes
    Um, the price. But, glitter!
    Get this oxford from Costume National, $723.
  • Osborn Multi Oxfords 6 of 10
    Osborn Multi Oxfords
    CUTE!
    Get this oxford from Shopbop, $187.
  • Cole Haan Alisa 7 of 10
    Cole Haan Alisa
    Too rich for my blood, but when I tried them on I these oxfords to be the most comfortable thing my feet have ever known.
    Get this oxford from Cole Haan, $178.
  • Tods Leather Lace Up 8 of 10
    Tods Leather Lace Up
    Way out of my price range but such a sweet dusty blue. Also these look like golf shoes.
    Get this oxford from My Theresa, $529.
  • Women’s Gentle Souls 9 of 10
    Women's Gentle Souls
    I super dig the unexpected cut outs and unique shape, as well as the hippy dippy shoe name. Perfect for a picnic on a lovely spring day in the park.
    Get this oxford from Online Shoes, $195.
  • Vintage Shoe Oxfords 10 of 10
    Vintage Shoe Oxfords
    A little handmade looking and ready for some wear. Beautiful!
    Get this oxford from Vintage Shoe Company, $169.

 

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