Oxford’s 411


After a visit from Esquivel owner and designer, George Esquivel, the Vogue girls were enamored by his FW 09/10 Collection of oxfords and got inspired to do a mini story on the best of upcoming oxford’s and the do’s and don’t of wearing each style. Here are the four rules they set before you:

“The nude-blush lace is the epitome of Victorian romanticism,” Herman says. “I’d wear these in the evening with a YSL tux or just a plain black slip dress.” Chrisitan Louboutin’s Fred satin-and-lace flat, $955; christianlouboutin.com

1. “Putting flat lace-ups with a wide-leg trouser or jean is a very dated way to wear them,” says Jane Herman, Fashion Writer. “Instead, try a cropped pant.”
2. “This should not be a Wall Street look,” states Filipa Fino, Senior Accessories Editor. “Let the men wear them with suits. Women should wear them with feminine pieces.”

3. “Don’t match the colors of your shoe to your outfit,” suggests Izzie Burch, Fashion Assistant. “These are playful—do the unexpected.”
4. “Avoid socks!” says Jill Demling, Entertainment Editor. “That’s my only rule!”

“I like how the studs give an effect similar to that of shagreen,” says Herman. “It’s a new approach to the studded flat; not too aggressive, and with a softer toe.” Maloles Dorothy studded flat, $495; bergdorfgoodman.com
“A graphic floral print would go great with these,” Fino says. Kisco Brouge lace-up flat in pink, $90; topshop.com
“Since these are neutral colors, you can wear them with just about everything,” says Demling. “I’d put them with my Band of Outsiders black-and-white gingham button-up and Genetic Denim boyfriend shorts.” Steve Madden Tuxxedo flat black-and-white, $80; stevemadden.com
“I’d wear a short skirt with these,” says Burch. “And to take the look into fall I’d add tights in a good contrast color, like mustard or aubergine.” F Troupe oxford flats in gray suede, $165; f-troupe.com

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