Style icon Sienna Miller surely loves fashion. Her ability to set trends seems quite innate. She mixes and matches separates with an ease that is effortless and natural. It’s no wonder fashion designers love to dress her, and all the more not a wonder that photographers love to take pictures of her wherever she goes.
Today, we’re going to take a cue from Sienna and give you a quick guide on how to wear the oh-so retro-inspired borrowed-from-the-boys oxfords; also known to some as brogues. Oxfords, which first appeared in the 1900′s as men’s shoes, are tricky to wear. They look masculine so the effort lies in making sure you don’t look like a guy after putting it on.
Sienna Miller surely knows how to wear it. She’s been sporting the lace-ups with flair for as long as we can remember; that basically makes her a pro in our books. Her fondness for oxfords is quite apparent, judging from the looks she has pulled for appearances and even for off-duty get-ups. Take a look at these Sienna pics and gather some tips:
Wear your oxfords with cropped skinny denims that hit just above the ankles and top it with a loose slouchy sweater for that super relaxed and laid back feel
Sienna Miller leaves a theatre where she performs in London – March 7, 2011
Go preppy and work with stripes, navy, khaki, red, black, and white. A pair of light colored oxfords is a must for this look. Wear it with cropped skinny trousers, top it with a striped tee, then polish the look with a navy or black oversized jacket. Feel free to accessorize if you feel like it.
Sienna Miller at the “After Miss Julie” photocall – September 9, 2009
Effortless Classic with a Twist
Wear your dark oxfords with light skinny denims and a light jacket for that easy, effortless, and timeless style with just a hint of twist. If you’re not into stark contrasts, go monochromatic instead!
Sienna Miller leaving the GMTV studios in London after her appearance – March 26, 2010
Off Beat Feminine
Want to wear your oxfords in a different way? Try a soft feminine blouse and pair it with washed cropped skinnies. Then for effect, go with bright oxfords instead!
Sienna Miller leaving a theatre after her “Flare Path” performance – March 22 ,2011
In other words, to wear the Oxfords in Sienna Miller style, it must be worn with cropped skinnies and with your pretty lady ankles showing. You can also opt to wear oxfords with shorts, short skirts, and mini dresses to keep it really feminine.
Do remember though, that choosing the right shoe style is also important in order to achieve the looks. It’s best to purchase oxfords that are narrow on the front and with thin soles (such as Sienna’s) for the simple reason that you don’t want to end up looking like you have a pair of guys shoes on. Also, keep it in one color and always try to avoid the bulky styles. Here are a few suggestions for you:
Franco Sarto Henley Oxfords (Sold Out)
For outfits that require the heeled version:
Hale Bob Chicago Heeled Oxfords (Sold Out)