Spring's Smartest Shoe: 7 Oxfords for Every Price Range

Spring's hottest shoesSpring's hottest shoesFrom what I've seen in fashion spreads and on the streets, it seems like the perfect spring shoe might just be the oxford. I've seen it paired with floral dresses, long maxi skirts, boyfriend jeans, tailored slacks, and slouchy paper bag waist trousers. In each instance they look perfect, and elevate the outfit from "thrown on" to "thought out." And isn't that just what you expect a good shoe to do for you?

Plus, when made right, I hear oxfords are insanely comfortable. Shoes? Comfortable? I must investigate this idea.

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And so I've been on the hunt for the perfect oxford. Some combination of shape and comfort and price. I've found many contenders in varying styles and price ranges, and I am happy to share them with you! Hope you enjoy! (Warning: many of them may actually be brogues. I can't tell the difference. Can you?) Here are my top 7 picks:

Floral Wingtips, $24.80Floral Wingtips, $24.801. Floral Wingtips, $24.80
Floral oxfords knock out two of the top spring trends at once! How economical! Play up the girly pattern by pairing these with a ruffled dress or shorts and a flirty tee.
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Lace-up Floral, Perforated Oxfords, $21.60Lace-up Floral, Perforated Oxfords, $21.60

2. Lace Up Perforated Floral Oxfords, $21.60

Floral plus perforated equals fun and ultra-feminine! And you can't beat the price.
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Bass Joyce, $79Bass Joyce, $793. Bass Joyce, $79

These black and white beauties look just like the classic oxfords Charlie Chaplin would have worn. Treat them like a neutral and pair with bright colors and summer dresses!
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Cole Haan Alisa, $178Cole Haan Alisa, $1784. Cole Haan Alisa, $178

When I tried these oxfords on I found them to be the most comfortable thing my feet have ever known. Plus they will match everything and the color will complement your summer tan.
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Osborn Multi Oxfords, $187Osborn Multi Oxfords, $1875. Osborn Multi Oxfords, $178

If you love color, go for this funky twist on the classic oxford look! They could be the statement piece to a neutral outfit or, if you're feeling brave, pair with an equally bright top or dress. And with so many different shades, these babies are guaranteed to match just about anything.
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Women's Gentle Souls, $195Women's Gentle Souls, $1956. Women's Gentle Souls, $195

Oxfords for hippies... is that an oxymoron? Either way, I super dig the unexpected cut outs and unique shape, as well as the free spirited shoe name. Perfect for a picnic on a lovely spring day in the park.
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Costume National, $723Costume National, $723

7. Laced Shoes, $793

I know, I know, the price. But... the glitter! I couldn't resist including them and might just spend all summer dreaming about them. Sigh.
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- By Natalie Holbrook
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