Androgyny has long been a coveted attribute in high fashion. One of the most sought-after models in the world right now is Andrej Pejic, a male model whose androgynous look has landed him a place on the catwalk modeling both menswear and women’s fashion for designers as high-profile as Jean-Paul Gaultier. But even people who can’t walk that naturally edgy high-fashion line can still bring some androgyny to their wardrobe through their accessories. A great way to bring in a balance of strong masculine lines with a distinctly feminine sensibility is to throw on a pair of high-heeled oxford shoes.
Gastone Lucioli 3060 Oxford Bootie
A basic black shoe gets an upscale edge when styled along the lines of a traditional oxford. Actress Kate Capshaw finds a happy medium between her edgy leather pants and classically prim Chanel tote with these revamped Oxfords. The ankle slit in her pants draw even more attention to the fine detailing and sleek heel of her shoe. Gastone Lucioli shoes are known for their silhouette and detailing. The 3060 Oxford Bootie in black suede will help you achieve Kate Capshaw’s effortlessly balanced style.
Vaneli For Jildor Phylis Pump
You might think that an oxford, by nature, must be somewhat clunky. But even this most masculine of shoes can be sleek and sexy as actress Emma Stone demonstrates. Her sexy lace-up cutout oxford heels are the star of the show when paired with a simple black sheath dress. Vaneli for Jildor can help you replicate these seductively skin-baring shoes. The Phylis Pump features a faux oxford lace to complement the peek-a-boo cutouts and daring heel that elevate Stone’s look to new heights.
Jeffrey Campbell Williams Oxford
The oxford shoe first appeared in Scotland and Ireland, so it’s no surprise that actress Georgie Henley from nearby England has already thoroughly mastered the upscale oxford look at such a young age. She takes the high-heeled oxford straight past androgyny and well-into girly glam territory by pairing them with a full-skirted chiffon dress by Lanvin for H&M and a sparkly clutch. Her grass green sash is the perfect gift wrap finish for a thoroughly charming look. Jeffrey Campbell is, as always, on the cutting edge when it comes to a fashion-forward trend. His Williams Oxford in multiple patent leather hues embraces all the traditional detailing of the oxford, but its stacked heel makes it flirty and feminine as well. You don’t need to put on a ballgown to make these shoes work; pair them with a color blocked black and tan shift dress to further emphasize their retro styling.
The traditionally masculine lines of the Oxford shoe can still decidedly feminine and sexy when reinterpreted as a high heel. This fall, bring a hint of androgyny to your wardrobe with these fashion-forward shoes.