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Derby shoes for urban outlook
In womenswear, classic pieces are often pitched as “must own”. It`s like a girl`s Lego! The idea is to have basic pieces that help for “constructing” various outfits. Usually we are uncapable of deciding what to wear, it`s just in our nature! In such cases “the must owns” help us in overcoming fashion crises. We reach out for the casual blue jeans, the comfy white sneakers, the elegant LBD (little black dress), the mono-colored t-shirt and everything is just fine. Another piece of these women`s essentials are the Derby shoes. They`re a multifunctional instrument for creating fresh casual look. Here comes the moment to clarify how exactly Derbies look like.

Derbies vs Oxfords
Undoubtedly these lace-up shoes are classics in both women's and men's wardrobes. People often mistakenly call Oxfords Derbies, and vice versa. No wonder. Both share the same range of styles – a variety of brogues (wingtip, semi brogue, full brogue), plain toes, cap toes, round toes…. They both have three-part paneled constructions and stitched leather soles. But there is one big difference. Look the lacing construction and you`ll easy recognize the style. Derbies always have open-lacing construction, Oxfords – closed.

Which style fits you the most?
Classic. Simple, leather, plain. A pair of minimalistic mono-colored derby shoes is easy to wear and care for. It`s enough to use a shoe wax sometimes to protect the leather and make it shiny. This style suits women for who “elegance is in simplicity”. They stick to tested through the years colors and shapes.
Chunky. Urban, playful, rebellious. They have platforms or solid block heels. Perfect for women who like to experiment. They can experiment various sporty-elegant looks, pairing the shoes with shorts, jumpsuits, pleated skirts in different colors or prints and so on.
Perforated. Romantic, delicate, colorful. In spring/summer season they`re great for a walk in the park with a date or just with a book in hand. A pair of these derbies matches girly outfits – floral A-line dresses, lace mini-skirts, blouses in pastel colors.
Create your custom designed Derbies
If you wonder between several styles, you can combine them into your own signature piece. For example, you`ve liked a suede shoe and a leather one but you want a pair with both materials. That’s not a problem! You can design each and every panel of your derby shoe in the materials (leathers with different textures and finishes, patent leather, suede, nubuck) and the colors you prefer. Girotti offers you inscription and some extra details to make your unique personalized shoes.