Footwear really is the thesis statement of style. Think about it. It sets the tone for the rest of your outfit, informs others of what to expect, and ties the rest together thematically. What better way to begin your outfit's story than to start with these cabernet and almond Oxford heels by Chelsea Crew? They feature teacher-approved functional laces that won't trip you up when testing new trends, their sturdy cone heels are extremely walkable, and perforated deets complement their classic design. Try them with a fitted pencil dress, nude tights, and a the most collegiate cardi you can find.