ACCESSORIES REPORT: Black and Blue and Right All Over

Accessories Report

While many people assume black and blue are never supposed to be worn together, the fashion rules are changing constantly, and I’m here to say this specific rule is being broken more and more frequently (and it’s okay!). This daring Fashionista hits all the right notes by breaking the color rules and mixing the three neutrals of black, blue and brown.

Taking a look at this Fashionista’s outfit, her shoes are her main accessory and pull the entire outfit together. Oxford shoes are the perfect spring accessory and footwear for any Fashionista who is trying to escape the confinement of boots, but the temperatures aren’t quite reaching sandal weather (sigh, I know, but the time will come!).

The low-ankle shoe covers your foot for protection from those April puddles, but is a more stylish alternative to sneakers for spring. Oxfords comes across as vintage and classic, but are so versatile that they can be worn with a wide array of outfit categories, from grunge and preppy. Oxford inspired shoes also come in many styles and colors for a wider array of styling options so footwear is one less detail to think about before rushing off to class. Try something besides the typical tan Oxford shoe this spring, like these cute, textured, two-tone peach oxford flats with a tie and a cut out to keep you cool.

This Fashionista pairs her navy blue and camel shoes with black tights, a quirky black and white cat patterned dress, and a black, light bomber jacket. If you’re loving this Fashionista’s dress, you can find similar ones like this bright yellow skater dress with a cat print that will look great with flat Oxfords and is the perfect hue to ring in the warm weather. The pronounced camel colored tip of her shoes tie in the tan leather on her backpack for a sophisticated rather than clashing look.

This Taylor Swift-esque style is conservative enough for all Fashionistas to try, yet unique enough to give you room to express your personality. So whether Oxfords are your cup of tea already or you are wary of the classic reputation ruining your punk style, think again. With so many variations of Oxfords and ways to style them, “if the shoe fits” will never be a problem.

Spotted: Stella McCartney kicked off her fall 2014 ready-to-wear collection with models sporting rubber-soled oxfords, yet still pulled off an effortlessly chic and sexy collection, proving the versatility of the shoe from look to look.

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