STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Pumped Up Oxfords

Though summertime styles still sprinkle the sidewalks, the back-to-school craze is certainly in session. The dwindling days of summer are passing the style baton to fall fashions, and meanwhile, making for the perfect mix of the seasons' signature trends. Warm-colored knits are matching up with denim cut-offs while ankle socks warm up to short hems. Summer and fall styles are intersecting in the most magnificent ways, and this Fashionista’s ensemble is no exception.

This week’s Fashionista pumps up the summer’s sweetest shoe with a chunky oxford heel. Paired with a breezy floral blouse and dark cigarette denim, this Fashionista’s footwear drops subtle hints of this autumn’s upcoming trend. A chunky heel combined with an almond toe certainly kicks some feminine flair into the menswear-inspired saddle shoe.

The darling oxford flat was certainly a summer favorite, stepping onto the scene in every textile from leather to lace. This fall, step up your oxford obsession with this geek-meets-chic pump, perfect for pairing with seasonal socks or sleek tights. Try pairing with velvet shorts and sheer stockings for an autumn ensemble, or try an open-toe style with a delicate dress for Indian summer evenings. Whether you’re strutting the sidewalks or speeding to class, the oxford pump is sure to be a pedi-pleaser this fall.

To pump up your oxford shoes like this week’s Fashionista, check out Topshop and J.Crew.
 

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