Menswear style shoes like oxfords and brogues have been enjoying a lot of popularity with the ladies lately. They’re a comfortable choice of footwear, and can be quite versatile. Instead of working a head to toe androgynous look, team your menswear style shoes with ladylike outfits. Mixing masculine and feminine trends is a popular style trick and can look quite playful. Take look at these menswear style shoes to team with your most ladylike outfits.
1. Classic Oxfords
When it comes to menswear style shoes, you can’t beat a pair of classic oxfords. They’re timeless and can look quite elegant. Team a pair of patent oxfords with a full skirt, collared blouse, and structured handbag for a prim and proper ladylike look. These patent oxfords are by Dieppa Restrepo and will set you back around $200. However, you can be sure to find a pair for well under $100 online at stores like ASOS.
2. Metallic Brogues
Glam up your outfit with a pair of metallic shoes like these menswear style brogues. Wear them with pastel dresses during the day or with your favourite LBD at night. These shoes will set you back around $80 from ASOS and you can find similar metallic brogues at Urban Outfitters.
3. Patent Loafers
Loafers have been enjoying quite a revival in ladies' fashion. They’re perfect for injecting your outfit with a menswear inspired vibe. These loafers have a much daintier design and come in a glossy patent finish. Wear them with pinafores for a preppy vintage vibe. You can grab yourself a pair of patent loafers for around $30 from New Look.
4. Bow Slippers
Smoking slippers have been around for a few seasons now, and they seem to have staying power. They’re a style of shoe that takes inspiration from menswear trends. These satin slippers, however, feature very ladylike bow details. They’re $56 from Topshop and would look great worn with sixties inspired shift dresses
5. Cut out Oxfords
These cut out oxfords would make a great everyday shoe. The navy leather is subtly stylish and versatile to boot. The spot cut outs also create a quirky polka dot effect. These Kate Spade shoes are pretty pricey at a shade under $300 but you can find similar styles at Modcloth for much more affordable prices. Wear them with a crisp shirt dress for a smart everyday look.
6. Monochrome Wing Tips
Make a statement in a pair of pointy wing tip shoes. A monochrome pair can look quite tuxedo inspired and is sure to add some flair to an outfit. These Prada wingtips are pretty expensive at upwards of $500 but you can find similar styles on a budget at Modcloth. Wear them with a full-skirted black dress for a glamorous vintage inspired look.
7. Tan Buckle Flats
Tan shoes are great everyday options. The colour is versatile and works well with both casual and smart outfits. These tan shoes come with perforated trims and menswear-inspired toe caps. They’re $50 from Modcloth and you can also find similar styles at ASOS. You could easily wear them with anything from denim dresses to pleated skirts.
These are just a few examples of shoes in menswear inspired styles. Dress them up or down, and try playing up your look with unexpected outfit combinations. Which of these shoes do you like best and how would you style them?