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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Oxfords and Brogues

John Marine | 9:42 PM | | |
(UPDATED: August 3, 2017)

Oxford shoes and brogues offer boyish style for feminine feet. It is one of the most classic menswear touches that a fashionista can very much love. Some oxford shoes and brogues can even be pretty cute to wear (I must admit). While I am not really into lace-up chic shoes for females, I know of you females out there are. I must once again appeal to the fashionistas out there with another quality blog post of mine. I guess if you're bored with slip-on flats and pumps, perhaps some of the best alternatives would be oxfords or brogues. It is important I stress we're talking oxford shoes; not oxford shirts. This is to avoid confusion and to specify what exactly I am discussing here.

NOTE: Most of the information in this blog post was from the "John's Blog Space" entry of the same name.


AUG 3 2017 - multiple edits

Oxford Shoes and Brogues at a Glance

Why care about these shoes? I guess from certain perspectives, ballet flats must be boring. From another perspective, oxford shoes (especially brogues) offer and add to the touch of "boy tough, girl cute." Think of the females who love the boyfriend fashion look and go with a pair of boyish brogues rather than some chic pumps or sandals. For example, rather than some sandals or flats with mid-calf length boyfriend jeans, a female goes with a pair of oxfords or brogues instead. As I mentioned previously, though... I'm not really into chic lace-up shoes or sandals. I just don't like them all that much.

Here are a few varieties of oxford shoes and brogues...


brogues women
^ from: - Brogues can be thought of as a chic lace-up alternative to ballet flats or sneakers.

As you know in fashion, being different and distinctive goes a long way. These chic lace-ups can somewhat be thought of as a cross between pumps and oxfords. Brogues are essentially oxfords, but these have become incredibly popular as of late. Perhaps it is their boyish charm that makes brogues chic for females. Such shoes could be worn with anything ranging from boyfriend jeans to a stylish pair of pants. Be boyish with brogues. Be classy with brogues. It's all up to you and how you want to dress these up or down.

Oxford Pumps.

oxford pumps
^ from: - Oxford pumps (which I've blogged about before) are all about lace-up chic while being exclusively feminine.

Prefer exclusively feminine oxfords? Go with oxford pumps! These provide lace-up style along with a nicely-defined heel. These oxford pumps can range from comfortable wedges to a deceptive pair of stiletto heels. To show the appeal of brogues, even Taylor Swift traded cowboy boots for a pair of oxford pumps to go with her dresses a few times. Such shoes can be worn with almost any garment. Go classy and pair some oxford pumps with tall socks or stockings/tights.

Want to read my past blog post about oxford pumps? If so, then visit "Oxford Pumps" on John's Blog Space!

Oxford Sandals.

oxford sandals
^ from: - Prefer open-air comfort with your oxfords? Your best bet is with oxford sandals.

Jeffrey Campbell oxford sandals
^ from: - If you want some flat sandals that are a little different from thong sandals or gladiator sandals, try these Jeffrey Campbell oxford sandals.

The open-air comfort of sandals paired with the chic appeal of oxfords make oxford sandals just as fun as any average oxfords. All you have to do is lace them up and enjoy the style of oxfords while allowing your feet a chance to breathe and enjoy the air as you walk.

So it's all about lace-up chic with a chic pair of shoes. It isn't about wearing sneakers, it isn't about going with some aggressive combat boots, but rather wearing a classy pair of lace-up shoes that can be just as chic as any pumps or sandals.

Oxfords/Broques Around the Blogosphere

Time to get your online inspiration. These are ladies who are sporting some oxfords or brogues. They may also include oxford pumps.

"silky." on tuolomee « high-heel oxford pumps with a blocky heel.
"Fun With Florals" on Principessa Gabriella « one outfit features oxford shoes.
"Those Algebra Days" on Glisters and Blisters « low-heel oxford pumps.
"numb and tired and perfect for the working day" on Keiko Lynn « brogues worn with thick socks.
"Sunny Sweater" on Aibina's Blog « shiny oxford shoes.
"Fashion Blogger Misconceptions and a Photo Shoot" on Glam Kitten's Litter Box « oxford pumps worn with a cute outfit.

If I find some more posts, I will feature them in future edits. Contact me on Facebook or via E-Mail if you have a blog post befitting of being here. The key requirement for this post: a picture of you wearing oxford shoes or brogues. But for now, these will do.

Oxfords and Brogues: Final Thoughts

Feminine fashion taking masculine cues is nothing new. Oxfords and brogues have shown to be wearable even for casual outfits. And just like wearing a blazer, one can play up her style by wearing a pair of oxfords or brogues. So proudly wear your oxford shoes and brogues if you love them!


This was my original post on oxfords and brogues, for which the majority of this StyleSpace post is based on and adapted from:

"Oxfords and Brogues" (John's Blog Space)
^ This was the original post on oxford shoes and brogues in my main blog.

"Oxford Pumps" (John's Blog Space)
^ Want more on oxford pumps? Take a look at this post from "John's Blog Space."

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Oxfords and Brogues Online

It is now time I share with you some oxfords you may be interested in. Use these items and links to find a pair of oxfords you'll love to wear.

For All Oxfords and Brogues on ShopStyle (Women's Sizes)...

...and try this one if you fancy oxford pumps:

For All Brogues for Women on Amazon...

brogues (Women) on Amazon

Other Sources...

women's oxfords on eBay (eBay)

dress oxfords for Women - (

ShopBop oxford shoes (ShopBop)

I may include more links depending on traffic and interest. Happy shopping (if doing any)!

That concludes this blog post about oxfords and brogues.

How do you feel about oxfords and brogues for females? Do you love wearing them more than most sandals or pumps?

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