Lace Up Oxfords: I'm Warming to This Fall Trend

Lace upsI'll be the first to admit that I was not a fan of lace-up oxfords when they first hit the scene (again) last spring.

But slowly, I'm warming to this trend, and since some of you have been begging me for stylish flat shoe options, I've got to make sure these shoes are on your fashion radar.

Flat lace-up oxfords are fantastic with slim-fitting pants. High-heeled lace-up oxfords work with both pants and skirts or dresses.

No matter how you wear them, you'll look like you know what's up when it comes to the latest trends.

Read on to see other ideas on how to wear lace-up oxfords -- and to see some affordable options for your own wardrobe.







J. CrewJ.Crew has been featuring oxfords in its catalogs for months -- both the lace-up version and the laceless version, pictured here. It's really a perfect style for moms; oxfords can elevate even jeans and a t-shirt from ordinary to on-trend.


J. CrewOxfords can also work well for the workplace. Don't be afraid to wear them without socks, girls -- I know that feels weird, but that's how they're being worn this year.


J. CrewHere's the look with a skirt. Cute, right? And far easier to wear than stilettos.

Want to find oxfords that fit your budget? Then don't go the J.Crew route -- these particular high heel oxfords cost $275! But I think I can find what you're looking for ...


Nine WestFor my high-heeled loving friends, I like this Nine West Trixxie Shoe (Nine West, $109), which comes in wine and black.


DSWOr how about this pretty Envy Molly Oxford Bootie (DSW, $69.95), which comes in beige and black?


AlloyThen we've got the compromise heel with this Screwball Oxford (Alloy, $49.90). Cute, right?


ExpressAnd if you're keen on the low-heeled look, get it for less with this lace-up oxford shoe (Express, $79.90), which comes in cognac and black.

Urban OutfittersI also like the simplicity of this Chelsea Crew Classic Urban Flat (Urban Outfitters, $58). It comes in tan and black.

What do you think of lace-up oxfords? Is this look for you?

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