Thursday, September 1, 2011

Style Inspiration: The Oxford Bootie

Tibi Platform Oxford Booties (Shopbop, $462)

I love the modern twist on the oxford bootie.  Tibi's Platform Oxford Booties are a recent addition to my endless shoe wishlist -- I am really digging the wooden heel and the bow at the vamp.  The style of the shoe has evolved and varied over the years, since it was first popularized in the 1800s at Oxford University.  It was derived from the Oxonian shoe, which had a buttoned instep (the Oxford has a lace instep).

Taylor Swift has been photographed on numerous occasions wearing different oxford booties.  I love Reese Witherspoon and Emmy Rossum's Christian Louboutins.  Olivia Palermo's leopard print makes a statement.  So many options to choose from... I personally just want all of them.

Top: Taylor Swift, Olivia Palermo, Rachel Bilson, Reese Witherspoon
Below: Camilla Belle, Emmy Rossum, Z. Berg

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