Photography by Melanie Riccardi
SHOES: c/o Johnston & Murphy | JACKET: c/o Johnston & Murphy | PANTS: Theory | SHIRT: Brooks Brothers | NECKLACE: c/o Gorjana | SUNGLASSES: c/o Warby Parker | BRACELET: c/o Brandy Pham | LIP: Bobbi Brown
Since I arrive today in the city of Oxford to visit my little bro who is studying at the University of Oxford, I thought it would only be appropriate to feature this glorious pair of patently (see what I did there?) ging-tastic OXFORDS.
I am a lover of oxfords in basically all forms. The shoes, the shirts, the cities, the universities (is there more than one?) but I’ve gotta say that this particular pair of Johnston & Murphy Deena wingtip oxfords is quite possibly the cutest (and MOST COMFORTABLE) form of Oxford I have ever beheld.
I have to admit, sometimes I struggle with gingham. It can look too country picnic to me in many forms, but somehow the insertion of gingham print into this patent wingtip just werks in a masterful urban-meets-collegiate-and-not-in-a-bad kind of way.
Also, there’s nothing like a good statement shoe to make the rest of your outfit a breeze. Speaking of breeze, this draped-front suede jacket, also by Johnston & Murphy is the reigning queen of spring layering pieces in my closet. It goes with everything, can be dressed up, dressed down and with the beautiful draped front, it can make the simplest of ensembles look effortlessly and exquisitely “put together.”
Those oxfords though…
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