This season's menswear-inspired trends - think boyfriend jeans and blazers - are classically cool and undeniably chic, and lace-up oxfords are no exception. The perfect substitute for the ubiquitous ballet flat, you can pair these versatile shoes (they come in loads of colors and textures) with a serious range of items, from skirts and dresses to skinny jeans and stovepipe pants. Slim trousers and an edgy bag offset actress Sara Paxton's preppy sweater and old-fashioned footwear. Just be sure that whatever you choose is decidedly ladylike - too many masculine pieces might be overkill. And don't forget to tie your shoes!
MIA, $60, endless.com (below, left), Steve Madden, $80, stevemadden.com (below, right)
Photo Credit: Startraks. Still Life: HBB
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