The chunky heel made it way back on to the fashion scene through last year as did a sleek oxford style. I’m giving a prediction that the two will merge into a hybrid offspring that is utterly and completely chic for feminine footwear this winter. These two styles are fantastic due to the fact they both feature some serious comfort points. The oxford is designed for comfort in its flat and spacious footbed while the chunky heel brings in the ultimate in manageable heel styles.
In my research to see if this shoe exists, I came across a new blog I really enjoyed! Krisztina Williams is a life and style blog and beyond the amazing looking recipes and home decor ideas, there is a ton of great style advice. I loved her ideas about choosing oxford styles; she wrote, “Oxfords for fall 2014 also incorporate the block heel trend, while women’s loafers come with block heels and pointed toes. These feminine takes on the trend make them easy to pair with anything from trousers to a skirt or dress, especially a fall dress paired with tights or tall socks.” A more pointed toe makes for a sleek look when paired with a chunky heel. That’s great advice! But really where she hit the nail on the head was with the feminine takes on the trend. That’s precisely what I am hoping we will see; an oxford with some girly flair.
So, this shoe I am dreaming about for my cold weather closet really does exist, dear readers. I hoped on Polyvore to check out some styles and with a little digging, I found a few styles I think we can get trending this winter. Imagine these with a pair of opaque tights and a skater skirt or with a bootcut dark jean.
I’ve got a pair of heeled oxfords but the heel is far from functional and I can’t wear them for more than a few minutes. It’s skinny and unstable. The worst is that the lack of support in the heel makes my foot slide around in the shoe; not only is it uncomfortable but the thinner heeled style with the laces make me walk funny!
A chunky heeled oxford seems to be the perfect fix for the fashionista that is tired of the flat and looking for something to well – elevate her style. I see this style fitting with all ages, too. The spin on a classic makes it completely achievable for all!
I’ll be on the lookout for some of these babies in Goodwill this winter. Will you?