Those who are more stylish than most know that a pair of oxfords is essential in an elegant and timeless wardrobe and will never go out of style. Originally appearing in Scotland and Ireland, where they were call Balmorals, they eventually appeared in the States, where they are named ‘Bal-type’. In England they were named after Oxford University and the name stuck. One of the most iconic pieces of menswear, oxfords have crossed over and are worn by millions of happy women. A vintage pair is a firm favorite of the hipster crowd, as is seen on Tumblr, but for those looking for something new and modern, try a pair of cute oxfords in a pastel shade.