#1. Quarter-zip sweaters (like the one shown in the the photo) are all over the place these days and I love how easy they are to wear. They feel more casual than a blazer or a regular sweater, but the zip perfectly frames the layers underneath. Depending on your event's dress code, you can either wear just an oxford under the sweater or add the tie as well. Pair with dark denim and a great pair of shoes and you'll be ready to hit the town.
#2. For a casual weekend look, the key is in the shirt itself. Bold, bright colors and plaids immediately make the shirt feel less like work and more like play. Roll the sleeves and leave a button or two at the top undone to give a relaxed vibe. Pair with either denim or shorts and finish the look with sandals, sneakers or another casual shoe.
#3. When you do need to wear an oxford shirt with a suit, don't let that stifle your own personal style. Mix your patterns and textures and don't forget about the details! If you wear french cuff shirts, choose interesting cufflinks to swap out for the placeholders that might come with the shirt and don't forget to add a pocket square (the coordinates with, but doesn't match your tie)! Even your socks should offer an interesting pop of pattern. You might be wearing a suit like every other guy in the room, but you can be confident that you look one-of-a-kind.
The oxford shirt is a staple for many men's wardrobes, especially since the options for shirt styles are much more limited than for women. Most often they are associated with and worn to work, but these versatile pieces also look great layered and with jeans. Here are three ways to switch up your look so that you get the most use out of your shirts (and for more men's style inspiration, check out my Pinterest board.)