Ensure your outfit choice compliments your classic men’s Oxford shoes with this super quick style guide from Percy Stride.
So you’ve got the shoes, but you’re at breaking point when it comes to picking an outfit to match. What do you do?
Well firstly, take a deep breath and ‘woosah’ – it’ll be ok, I assure you. And then read this quick guide, it’ll save you a whole lot of time and stress.
Despite the Oxford shoe possessing a closed lacing system, low heel and overall smart finish, it’s a relatively diverse form of footwear.
Contrary to belief, you don’t always have to match the Oxford men’s shoe with a suit. For an alternative but smart look, match a pair of black or white Oxford shoes with your favourite black skinny jeans and a plain white t-shirt. If you’re feeling edgy, try adding a black leather jacket to finish the look.
If you love a pair of dark blue denim jeans, a pair of brown or tan Oxford shoes are a match made in heaven.
For a warm and slightly preppy look, try wearing a thin light grey jumper and a dark blue, white and red checked shirt underneath. You can finish the look off with a brown strapped watch to match the shoes.
Alternatively, for an ice-cold look, a smart, light baby blue shirt and brown belt also work wonderfully well with a pair of brown men’s Oxford shoes and dark blue jeans.
If you’re going on a date and want to look good, but not too overdressed, a suit trouser/shirt combination can work. Match a pair of black men’s Oxford dress shoes with grey suit trousers and a white Oxford shirt.
Or if you fancy wearing the suit jacket as well, select a dark roll neck for a slightly less formal appearance.
For further reading, you might find our previous post on what colour shoes to wear with your suit useful.
Our final outfit choice is a classic all black and white affair. Match a pair of black trousers with a black/white print shirt and finish with a pair of black Oxford shoes. A dark black Harrington jacket is an ideal way to slightly tone down the formality and stay warm in the process.
If you’re feeling a little wild, try replacing the black Oxford shoes with a burgundy pair to add some contrast.
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