Going ‘Oxfords’ and loving it!


Can you guess what made me want to feature this girl on the blog? YES. It’s the shoes… and the socks! Also, I loved her sunglasses!

First, about the shoes. A year ago, I couldn’t have imagined women wearing what have been known to be men’s shoes for decades. But hey, that’s what fashion is all about right? We’re calling them Oxfords or brogues. Do you know where they came from? They were first worn by men in Scotland and Ireland and were made using untanned leather with perforations that allowed water to drain from the shoes when the wearer crossed wet terrain such as a bog.

Today, in addition to their typical form of sturdy leather shoes or boots, brogues may also take the form of business dress shoes, sneakers, high-heeled women’s shoes or any other style.

So, we are loving them! Especially here, paired with those really cool wool socks and the folded up jeans.

What’s making this outfit work better is that the girl is not dressed in the ‘in-things’ from head to toe. She did it on the shoes and is completely casual on the rest with the vest, the blue sweater and the orange scarf.

My first reaction – who wears orange and blue together? But then, looking closely (like I always do), I noted that the gray vest is balancing the extra bright colors out and making them work.

Now, I usually don’t like these reflective sunglasses. But she makes them work. I think the shade of the jacket has something to do with that. The gray of the jacket is going with the black of the sunglasses.

Works for me! What do you think?


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