Fashion Thesaurus: Oxfords

Last winter, I decided to purchase a pair of oxfords so I would have a fully enclosed shoe that was flat.  I opted for a pair that was simple and stylish and bought the Crown Vintage Elim slip-on oxford.  Luckily for me, the oxfords were on sale in the color I wanted, a distressed grey that was actually described as brown on the box.

Since buying the oxfords, I haven’t worn them much.  Underutilizing these shoes doesn’t even make sense because when I think about these oxfords, I always connect them with several other items already in my wardrobe.

“Fashion Thesaurus” is one of my new series that will showcase items that I always connect with each other.  This fashion thesaurus has helped me decide what to edit from my wardrobe and also what to add.

So, to ensure that I put these fabulous oxfords to use, I decided to open my fashion thesaurus today and share some of the items that I always associate with these oxfords.

Crown Vintage Elim slip-on oxfords via DSW

I always associate my oxfords with leggings and any other
pair of pants that reveals my ankles.
Top-Nally & Millie, Leggings-Target, Bag-Missoni for Target

These oxfords always go well with skirts–short skirts,
full skirts, long skirts…
Cami-ON, Jacket-Loft, Skirt-Dolce & Gabbana (swapped),
Bag-MICHAEL Michael Kors via ebay

I always envision my oxfords paired with
my casual dresses like this chambray shirt dress.
Dress-Gap, Belt-Banana Republic Factory Store

In my mind, a pair of jeans is always a good match for
oxfords.  The jeans work well when cuffed too.
Tee-Gap, Jeans-Gap Outlet, Belt-Hobo International via

Now that I’ve consulted my fashion thesaurus, I think these oxfords will get worn more.


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  1. September 21, 2011 / 12:23 am

    Very cute, love the oxfords! Now that I see them with a few outfits I would not pass them up.. for the right price of course πŸ™‚

  2. September 21, 2011 / 2:52 am

    It's funny that you wrote about Oxfords. I am going to wear mine for the next two days for a business trip. I am pairing it with an ankle length full skirt on day one and with a pair of wide leg trousers on day two. I love the looks you showcased. They really can go with anything! I'm tempted to get a pair in a different colour!

  3. September 21, 2011 / 4:41 am

    Great shoes!!!! I've been meaning to get a pair for awhile but still haven't found the right ones…

    Following you now πŸ™‚



  4. September 21, 2011 / 3:09 pm

    Very versatile pair of shoes.

  5. September 21, 2011 / 4:26 pm

    These oxford are great! You shold wear them with a plissΓ©/college skirt as well πŸ™‚

  6. September 22, 2011 / 3:04 pm

    They look great with every outfit you posted. I have two pairs that I wear somewhat frequently and usually with boyish outfits. I like your skirt with them, though.