Yes, It’s Time to Fall in Love With Oxfords Again

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Hate to break it to you, but fall will be here before you know it. So, you’ll have to swap out your open-toed sandals for something a bit more substantial. Enter: The best oxfords for women.

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The timeless shoe has received a fashion-forward makeover courtesy of designer brands like Prada and Tory Burch. And plenty of other labels have followed suit. Now, you can expect chunkier options that fit right into the today’s popular “ugly shoe” aesthetic. Plus, they include amped up comfort features like modern canvas uppers and memory foam insoles for all-day wearability.

Even if you’re still not sold, don’t rule out oxfords just yet. These new and improved styles are a far cry from the dowdy, private-school-prep versions of yesteryear. We still recommend wearing them with all the latest Y2K trends, though, such as pleated mini skirts and oversized argyle sweaters à la Brittany Spears’ ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’ music video.

We’ve searched far and wide on the Internet to bring you the best oxfords for women — from flats to easy-to-wear platforms. Ahead, check out the 15 best oxfords for women that made our list.

Schutz Krystal Mixed-Media Oxfords

We love Schutz’s Krystal Mixed-Media Oxfords for the tricky summer-to-fall transition. The breathable canvas upper and walkable lug sole is suitable for both seasons.

Credit: Courtesy of Schutz
Credit: Courtesy of Schutz

Courtesy of Schutz


Buy:
Schutz Krystal Mixed-Media Oxfords
$118


Skechers Jammers Cool Block Oxfords

Pair Skechers’ Jammers Cool Block Oxfords with everything — from baggy trousers to your itty-bitty frocks — for a ’90s-inspired look. The brand’s Air-Cooled Memory Foam cushioned insole helps keep feet dry and comfy.

Credit: Courtesy of Urban Outfitters
Credit: Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

Courtesy of Urban Outfitters


Buy:
Skechers Jammers Cool Block Oxfords
$70


Cole Haan ØriginalGrand Wingtip Oxfords

According to reviews, Cole Haan’s ØriginalGrand Wingtip Oxfords are comfortable right out of the box. The metallic leather upper also stands out with solid-colored basics.

Credit: Courtesy of Nordstrom
Credit: Courtesy of Nordstrom

Courtesy of Nordstrom


Buy:
Cole Haan ØriginalGrand Wingtip Oxfords
$180


Spring Step Bernetta Oxfords

Beat the heat in Spring Step’s Bernetta Oxfords, which feature snug, perforated uppers. Just remember to size up with this style for the best fit.

Credit: Courtesy of Zappos
Credit: Courtesy of Zappos

Courtesy of Zappos


Buy:
Spring Step Bernetta Oxfords
$90


Tory Burch Multicolored Platform Oxford Espadrilles

Tory Burch’s Oxford Espadrilles are a playful interpretation on the classic oxford silhouette featuring a bright jute-wrapped platform and striped canvas upper.

Credit: Courtesy of Tory Burch
Credit: Courtesy of Tory Burch

Courtesy of Tory Burch


Buy:
Tory Burch Oxford Espadrilles
$248


Linea Paolo Moira Oxford Flats

How chic would Linea Paolo’s Moira Flats look with a monochromatic beige ensemble? Sign us up!

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Credit: Courtesy of Nordstrom

Courtesy of Nordstrom


Buy:
Linea Paolo Moira Oxford Flats
$130


Silent D Woven Platform Sneakers

Silent D’s Woven Platform Sneakers will last you many seasons thanks to their bold, high-quality leather construction.

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Credit: Courtesy of Anthropologie

Courtesy of Anthropologie


Buy:
Silent D Woven Platform Sneakers
$170


Dolce Vita Martie Flats

Break up an all-black ensemble with Dolce Vita’s Martie Flats. The muted gray finish will complement other neutral hues in your outfits like khaki, green and off-white.

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Credit: Courtesy of Dolce Vita

Courtesy of Dolce Vita


Buy:
Dolce Vita Martie Flats
$120
$70


Dr. Martens 1461 Quad Oxfords

Menswear-inspired versions, such as Dr. Martens’ 1461 Quad Oxfords, will offer an edgy contrast to flirty maxi dresses and flared pants.

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Credit: Courtesy of Free People

Courtesy of Free People


Buy:
Dr. Martens 1461 Quad Oxfords
$150


Camper Twins Lace-Up Shoes

Despite having a chunky appearance, Camper’s Twins Lace-Up Shoes are extremely lightweight thanks to an OrthoLite insole that’s cushioned and moisture-wicking. Meanwhile, the mismatched baby pink and lime green panels give off ’80s vibes.

Credit: Courtesy of Camper
Credit: Courtesy of Camper

Courtesy of Camper


Buy:
Camper Twins Lace Up Shoes
$170


Cano Zappa Oxfords

Cano’s Zappa Oxfords are a cross-between an English derby and huarache, and are handmade by Mexican artisans using vegetable tanned leather.

Credit: Courtesy of Garmentory
Credit: Courtesy of Garmentory

Courtesy of Garmentory


Buy:
Cano Zappa Oxfords
$177


Birkenstock Gary Shoes

Birkenstock’s Gary Shoes has a collapsible back that transforms the shoe into an easy-breezy slide.

Credit: Courtesy of Birkenstock
Credit: Courtesy of Birkenstock

Courtesy of Birkenstock


Buy:
Birkenstock Gary Shoes
$140


Nisolo Emma d’Orsay Oxfords

Tired of the same old ballet flats? Nisolo’s Emma d’Orsay Oxfords are a cool alternative that are available in both black and brandy hues.

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Credit: Courtesy of Nisolo

Courtesy of Nisolo


Buy:
Nisolo Emma d'Orsay Oxfords
$185


Aldo Oleniel Platform Oxfords

Aldo’s Oleniel Platform Oxfords offer a similar look to Stella McCartney’s signature wedge styles, but without the hefty price tag.

Credit: Courtesy of Aldo
Credit: Courtesy of Aldo

Courtesy of Aldo


Buy:
Aldo Oleniel Platform Oxfords
$90
$65


Steve Madden Sebastian Oxfords

Plaid and tweed are quintessential to an all-star autumn wardrobe. Wear them both in Steve Madden’s Sebastian Oxfords.

Credit: Courtesy of Steve Madden
Credit: Courtesy of Steve Madden

Courtesy of Steve Madden


Buy:
Steve Madden Sebastian Oxfords
$90


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