Another fashion rule girls are happily breaking this season: stomping around in the once strictly schoolboy classic, the lace-up oxford.

Worn with floaty dresses or bare legs, the look is art-school prep!

SHINE REFINED
Skinny dark jeans are posher than ever paired with patent-leather oxfords.

OLD SCHOOL
Not ready for graduate level? Try a rounded-toe oxford. Practically a sneaker!

1. SADDLE SHOES: $62.95, Bass; zappos.com.
2. PATENT-LEATHER OXFORDS: $140, Underground England for Luella; (011) 44-870-161-1636.
3. STUDDED SHOES: $480, Worldtone for Temperley London; 866-WT-DANCE.
4. WINDTIPS, $89, Marc Fisher Footwear; macys.com.

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