When it comes to men’s dress shoes, nothing is classier than Oxford Shoes. The elegant footwear style has been lending a dapper touch to outfits for centuries and continues to do so today. Perfect for looks ranging from the most formal to smart casual, Oxfords are as versatile as they are timeless. As such, they are an essential staple for all gents, no matter their style. Here’s how to wear Oxford shoes for men.
First, here are the basic colors to wear.
Brown leather oxfords are the perfect option when paired with a grey, dark brown or navy suit. Rather than wearing black, a brown oxford is far more striking when paired with these colors and you will visually stand out.
Tan has become a prominent shade in men’s footwear, and because of its dark and light tones, it is one of the simplest colors to style as it goes with almost everything. Tan is also an excellent option for a less formal look and can be worn with denim trousers, bright-colored chinos, and tailored navy pants.
No man should be without a pair of black Oxfords in his wardrobe, and it’s the number one color to wear for business. Black Oxfords are quite possibly the most versatile shoes that a man can own, and can be styled with almost every color for a polished yet conservative look.
Although not technically a classic, a two-toned Oxford will give you versatily in your wardrobe. Pair them with trousers, jeans or chinos for a stylish touch to your outfit.
Now, here’s are my tips on what type of pants to wear with Oxfords.
How to wear Oxford Shoes with Pants
If you’re wearing suit pants or trousers, Oxfords can make an excellent footwear choice. Due to their sleek and sophisticated aesthetic, these shoes are the perfect partner to formal outfits. So, whether you’re off to a wedding, cocktail event, dinner or even work, this footwear style is an ideal chose. To nail the look, just make sure you select the right style and color Oxfords to suit the pants you’re wearing.
Oxford Shoes with Chinos
For a stylish, smart casual look, Oxford shoes and chinos make a fantastic choice. To keep the outfit coordinated, just choose basic colors for each piece. For instance, chinos in navy, brown, sand or black can easily suit brown or black Oxfords. For the top of your outfit, you have a choice of what you want to wear. For a dressy look, try a long-sleeve button-up. For a relaxed appearance, consider a short-sleeved shirt or t-shirt.
Oxford Shoes with Jeans
Although Oxfords are dress shoes, that doesn’t mean you can’t wear them with jeans. In fact, Oxford shoes can look seriously stylish with a jeans outfit so long as you wear them right. To nail the look, pay close attention to the color of your shoes and jeans. While tan Oxfords can appear seriously smart with blue jeans, brown or black designs can pair better with a darker denim, such as indigo or black. Style note: wear jeans with Oxford boots for extra style points.
There you have it! Do you like these looks, let me know! If you have any questions or need my styling assistance, contact me!
Bisous, Jackie xo