Wednesday, July 10, 2013

3 Ways to Wear: Oxford Shirts

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Hi there!  Last week, I wrote a post all about my love for oxford shirts (they're kind of my current obsession.)  Like any "Current Love" post, here is the styling post that always follows!  If you'd like some outfit ideas on how to style oxford shirts, keep on reading!

3 Ways to Wear Oxford Shirts #3

For this outfit, I played up the classic vibe of the top, but made it more casual by tucking it in to a pair distressed denim shorts and adding a brown leather belt.  I would wear my hair in waves and pull the front strands of my hair back, kind of like this.  The red lip and velvet clutch (worn by the chain on your shoulder for this outfit) makes the outfit a bit more glamorous.

Pairing at oxford shirt with denim shorts instantly makes you look really put together and "smart" for lack of a better word.  It's also such a quick outfit, which is always a plus.

1.  New Look White Pinstripe Shirt
2.  Urban Outfitters Globe Stretch Watch
3.  BDG Classic Vegan Leather Belt
4.  H&M Cuffed Denim Shorts
5.  Forever 21 Metal Trim Sandals
6.  Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Candy Apple
7.  Deena & Ozzy Velvet Hard Case Clutch

3 Ways to Wear Oxford Shirts #2

This is a dressier outfit option as you could probably tell from the bedazzled skirt.  I paired the oxford shirt with a textured skirt and cinched it in at the waist with a wide belt.  Nude heels add a bit of subtle height and because they're such a neutral colour, they don't take the attention away from the skirt.  You could easily dress up an oxford shirt by pairing it with the dressier and more glamorous pieces in your closet.

1.  New Look White Pinstripe Shirt
2.  Madewell Pavé Shapes Friendship Bracelets
3.  New Look Wide Stretch Belt
4.  TopShop Textured A Line Skirt
5.  ModCloth Smart Packer Heel

3 Ways to Wear Oxford Shirts #1

If you've been following my blog for a while, you would know that I always love my outfits to have balance.  If something's too girly, I'll add a leather jacket or something to toughen it up.  In this case, because the oxford shirt is pretty preppy and classic, I wanted to throw something really trendy into the mix to make it a bit more casual and different.

With the oxford shirt unbuttoned, I paired it with a simple white graphic tank, patterned pants, and an amazing pair of wedge sneakers.  At first, I absolutely hated this trend, but now I've grown to really, really love them.  A lot.

1.  New Look White Pinstripe Shirt
2.  Baublebar Silver Equilateral Collar
3.  H&M Twill Treggings
4.  Brandy Melville Beach Tank
5.  Urban Outfitters Vineland Ring
6.  Forever 21 Mesh Paneled Wedge Sneakers

Which outfit was your favourite?  How do you like to wear oxford shirts?  Are you a fan of them?  Please leave me a comment down below sharing your thoughts!

Thank you so much for reading!
- J


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    1. I'm kind of in love with it, too, haha. :P

      - Juliana

  2. My favorite is the first one! I don't like to think of myself as a really 'classic' dresser, but typically when I wear them I like to go for a bow tie, skinny jeans, and printed loafers. Something about oxford shirts just sparks the classic vibes within me.

    1. I feel the exact same way when I'm planning to wear an oxford shirt! They instantly make me want to dress in a ridiculously classic manner, it's crazy.

      - Juliana