Designers are showing you the love with pieces that are modern, flattering and (wait for it) wearable. The schoolboy classic comes in great new shapes
A mandarin collar puts a twist on this traditional oxford. The fabric is slightly sheer, so consider a cami.
Foxcroft Collection rayon tunic, $82; foxcroftcollection.com
An ideal first layer to wear sleeveless or topped with a jacket or cardi.
Ann Taylor blouse, $70; anntaylor.com
Menswear details but in a longer, fitted, feminized shape.
Tommy Hilfiger cotton shirt, $99; tommy.com
Classic styling in a tunic cut offers a play on proportion (no extra charge for butt coverage).
Gap tunic, $55; gap.com
Layer this eyelet tee over your button-down to add some glam.
Dolce Vita cotton top, $189; dolcevita.com
A stylized blazer in a pretty blush hue brings just enough polish.
French Connection tweed jacket, $248; frenchconnection.com
Let a lace skirt be the fresh yin to the old-school oxford yang.
Rebecca Minkoff lace skirt, $248; rebeccaminkoff.com
Seersucker chinos ensure a relaxed weekend vibe. Feeling saucy? Knot the blouse at the waist.
Ann Taylor pants, $89; anntaylor.com
Does your oxford feel too masculine? Bling it up.
Lia Sophia crystal, resin and rope necklace, $168; liasophia.com
Wear flats to keep the overall effect casual. This pair adds a pop of print.
Pretty Loafers woven cotton loafers, $219; prettyloafers.com
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First Published Thu, 2014-04-24 12:00
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