When it comes to a staple for the wardrobe, is there anything quite like an Oxford shirt? From a weekend outing to a smart look for work, this versatile item of clothing can be worn for a multitude of occasions.
Below, we look at the 5 different ways you can style an Oxford shirt from the likes of Orvis.
1. Add a Jumper
Unlike a lot of other shirts, an Oxford shirt easily works with chunkier knits thanks to its coarser fabric. It’s the perfect companion for a jumper if you want to smarten up a casual outfit or want to ditch the suit jacket at work for the day.
For the best look, you’ll want quite a chunky knit. This won’t just add to the warmth of your outfit but it also gives your outfit more of a standout look than a plain, lightweight jumper. Simply complement the colour of your shirt with another shade of the same colour – or go all out with contrasting colours.
2. Wear It Over a T-Shirt
For a more relaxed vibe, you might want to wear the Oxford shirt over a plain white tee. This boasts a vintage appeal first made famous by icons like Kurt Cobain and it also has that ‘skater boy’ feel.
However, to avoid looking too sluggish in this outfit you’ll want to make sure you’ve styled a plain t-shirt with a well-fitted shirt, not a baggy one.
3. Try It with a Suit
Even though die-hard suit wearers may scoff at the thought of wearing an Oxford shirt, you needn’t be so snobby. Rather, an Oxford shirt, when teamed with a suit, can really give your get-up a relaxed yet professional look.
As we know, stuffiness isn’t all that when it comes to work gear anymore so this type of shirt is ideal for toning down your suit. Just be sure to opt for a suit that’s not too formal in itself.
4. Double Them Up
For a whole new dimension for your outfit and to add even more impact, why not wear two of your favourite Oxford shirts together? Simply button up the one underneath and leave the second one open for a casual, cool style – or, button them both up and reveal hints of contrasting cuffs and collars by rolling them up and sticking them out.
5. Roll Up Your Sleeves
Talking of rolling up your sleeves, this is a great way to take your Oxford shirt from smart to casual in an instant. And this is perfect if you’re heading straight out for a drink with your colleagues from work, especially if you’ve worn it with a pair of chinos and some smart shoes for the daytime.
As you can see, the Oxford shirt has many styles. What’s your favourite?