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Borrowing from the Boys

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by Caitlyn Chase of Caviar & Cashmere

Why not take some fashion cues from the boys? Mixing in a few “borrowed” pieces from the guys into your wardrobe here and there is a great way to add in an unexpected pop of style. Who doesn’t love a good tailored trouser and tuxedo jacket?

The latest trend borrowed from the boys is oxford shoes, the chicest alternative to heels. The lower-heel profile makes these shoes comfortable without losing an ounce of cool.

Whether the silhouette is classic (think brogue detailing and a patent finish) or garners fashion-forward accents like metallic shine, exotic texture, leather cutouts, or neon hues, there’s certainly a more dynamic way to interpret the flat oxford look. Luckily, brands such as 3.1 Phillip Lim, Stuart Weitzman, and even Zara have all designed their own versions to appeal to a handful of style personalities.

And as for execution? Remember that oxfords work for both day and night— and as long as you show a little ankle (think cropped boyfriend jeans or a leather mini), you’re good to go.


Zara Patent Blucher

Marc by Marc Jacobs Bright Patent


Sam Edelman Women’s Jerome Oxford


3.1 Phillip Lim Nancy oxford flat


Stuart Weitzman Oh Brother Mixed-Leather Oxford

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