Pulse: Trimmings: Prep Talk

Remind you a little of schoolgirl days? Yeah, us too—but that might just be why we love them. Charming, innocent, couldn’t-be-more-classic oxfords (now with a heel!) are the perfect antidote to fall’s edgier fashions.

Clockwise from top: J.Crew Elsbeth oxfords, $225 at J.Crew, various locations, jcrew.com. Dionella by Dione t-strap oxfords, $205 at Bus Stop Boutique, 750 South 4th Street, 215-627-2357, busstopboutique.com. Jeffrey Campbell Uniform gray oxfords, $109 at J. Karma Boutique, 62 North 3rd Street, 215-627-9625, jkarmaboutique.com. Pedro Garcia Maddie oxford pumps, $575 at Joan Shepp, 1616 Walnut Street, 215-735-2666, joanshepp.com. Dionella camel oxford heels, $185 at Bus Stop Boutique.