I’ll admit that I rarely frequent the GAP nowadays, but the great thing about that store is that I know I can always count on it for all my basic essentials: comfy tees, trusty 1969 jeans, cozy knit sweaters, and affordable menswear-inspired blazers (when I don’t have the energy to dodge the crowds and strewn-about merch at H&M, that is). It’s not my go-to place for a spending spree, but it’s reliable, and on certain shopping trips that can be a real lifesaver. However, when I stumbled across the new soft lace-up oxfords that just hit stores last week, I didn’t have that same underwhelmed-yet-comfortingly-familiar feeling I usually get when browsing their offerings – I was actually intrigued. Maybe it’s the surprisingly chic sueded effect or just my own fascination with the multitude of colors the style comes in, but for some reason I was just convinced that I needed all 5 pairs. After all, if the past three years haven’t made it apparent enough, every girl needs a pair of girly menswear-inspired oxford flats (or several), and considering these are only $50 a pop and come in so many colors to choose from, why not keep collecting? What do you think – are you motivated to buy a pair of these oxford flats, or do you already have more interesting pairs in your shoe arsenal?
– Alex Gambardella