Fashion Obsession: Oxford Shoes

(Courtesy: FameFlynet Pictures)While we've always viewed footwear as a statement-making outfit opportunity, January Jones’s recurring oxfords (her most recent pair, left, by Rachel Zoe can be found here) has us reflecting on the more classic menswear option. We’ve rounded up ways to make the basic piece work for any wardrobe style. Observe: 

Classic:
(Courtesy: Bauer Griffin; PacificCoastNews.com; Bauer Griffin)Many other stars also turn to the timeless look for day or night: Rihanna is usually known for her avant-garde attire, yet here she demonstrates she can be demure, just like Alexa Chung, Keira Knightley, and Jessica Biel.

Glam:
(Courtesy: PacificCoastNews.com; Bryan Bedder/Getty Images North America; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images North America; Bauer Griffin)Subtle details can transport the minimal look to a show-stopping one. Add emphasis with a shining material, seen on Olivia Palermo and Jessica Alba, or an elevated heel, such as Cheryl Cole and Laura Ramsey. Glam up your apparel like these lovely ladies by choosing options featuring leather, leopard prints, lace detailing, and sexy cutouts.

Downtown:

(Courtesy: PacificCoastNews.com; Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images Europe; PacificCoastNews.com)For those who prefer to incorporate a little edge, these stars pave the way by mixing and matching their shoes with contrasting attire: Jessica Hart plays with color, Nicole Richie with bold prints, and Cara Delevingne with textures. For Dolce & Gabanna's Fall 2011 collection, Alessandra Ambrossio paired her feminine garments with masculine socks and shoes.

Boho:
(Courtesy: Bauer Griffin; PacificCoastNews.com)Whatever the season, Taylor Swift shows us how to integrate the footwear style into her typically free-spirited wardrobe.
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