Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Bourgie Staples: Oxfords

I admittedly did not understand the power of the Oxford until last fall, but I'm so glad I learned!

According to Zappos, Oxfords:

Defined as a low leather shoe with lacing over the instep, the oxford shoe is as versatile as it is timeless. There are so many styling options: round toe, cap toe, bicycle toe, Algonquin toe, wingtip -- and the list goes on. Whatever aesthetic the occasion calls for, from casual to formal, there is a pair of oxfords that fits the bill. Take the workplace for example; oxford shoes are ideal for the white or blue collar professional. If you spend your days at a desk and in meetings, match a pair of Allen-Edmonds, Johnston & Murphy®, Bostonian®, Florsheim® or Rockport® oxford shoes with khakis or slacks for a board-approved look. If you work in the construction or hospitality industry, tried and true brands like Dickies®, Caterpillar®, Wolverine®, Timberland PRO®,Skechers Work® and Dr. Martens® offer shoes with steel toes and slip, oil and abrasion-resistant outsoles. Work won't seem like work when you're wearing the perfect oxford.

When it's time to relax and enjoy yourself or head out on the town with friends, it's time for your favorite pair of 
jeans and a comfortable, stylish oxford. Timberland®, Skechers®, Nunn Bush®, Dunham®, Dockers®, Bass® and Clarks® offer denim-friendly oxfords for men and women with an abundance of comfort features.

If your style is a bit more sleek and contemporary, youll want to check out fashion-forward 
brands like A. Testoni, Bruno Maglia, Giorgio Brutini®, Calvin Klein, Stacy Adams® and Ted Baker. These feature men's oxford shoes with a wide variety of cutting-edge styling and color options with great finishes. These are the ultimate compliment to a fashionable ensemble and a testament to your great taste.

With the wide range of kid's oxford shoes on, your little ones can be just as stylish and sophisticated as mom and dad. Great 
brands like Polo Ralph Lauren Kids, Petit, Sonnet Kids, and Stride Rite® have children's oxfords to help you dress up your son and daughter for school, play or events.

Oxfords can be worn all-year round and are an absolute staple in any decent footwear collection. So whatever style, color and size of oxford shoe you are looking for, chances are pretty good you'll be able to find it at
I own a pair of these Bass oxfords,
and I absolutely love them!

Now, I can't attest to the power of Zappos (I've been wanting to test out their site for a few years now), but I think they're pretty spot-on with their description of this shoe style. They're comfortable and practical shoes, and a nice fashion statement if you get an interesting pair. I own a pair of Bass oxfords, and I get compliments every time I wear them. What's cool about the ones I picked up is that I got an amazing deal at DSW (and I hardly ever shop there), and it seems that you can get good deals on them this time of year. What's even cooler about Oxfords is that they are fashionable for both men and women. So, hurry! Get yourself a pair during the Labor Day Weekend! (Hey! Remember: Bourgie on a Budget!)

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