Spring/Summer Styling With Johnston&Murphy

So for those of you who have been keeping up with my posts for awhile now should remember last fall when I helped the iconic American footwear brand Johnston & Murphy promote their line for that season and paired a few of their fall boot and brogue styles with a couple different outfits for you all. Well this season I am back with the brand showing you all a few of their styles from this seasons line, this time a basic oxford with the ideal bright color for the coming months, and of course a pair of loafers because summer, obviously.

Chambliss Cap Toe

The first shoe I chose to style had to be some sort of casual lace up, but I wanted to still keep it a dress shoe style and stay more away from sneakers. But still wanted to go with something a little more seasonal and not a more year round option. My choice was the Chambliss cap toe for one simple reason. The tan full grain leather, the particular brighter shade to the leather is perfect for the warmer months and the brighter colored clothing choices that usually go with summer. And the leather/rubber sole keeps the strength that leather offers while still offering the lightweight flexibility of rubber. For the styling I decided to go slightly more on the casual side. Opting for denim over trousers, a light blue dress shirt to break away from the more commonly worn white button up, and a dark brown double breasted blazer, but still with a bolder more casual pattern to help show a dress casual style.

Check out the Chambliss Cap-Toe for yourself Here

Bryson Tassle Slip-On

The second pair of shoes I chose to style naturally had to be a loafer, not one dress shoe style screams spring/summer more than the dress loafer (with no socks of course). The pair I chose was the Bryson Tassel in Tobacco Calf Skin Leather, the nice dark color to the leather allows them to be dressed formally (even more so than the lace up pair I chose) yet still worn casually due to them still being a loafer. For the styling I did stick to the more formal route. Opting for a blue color palette to contrast the dark tobacco color. Deep navy blue trousers, and a blue check blazer, paired with the classic white button up made for the perfect semi formal outfit, keeping it diffeent with the bolder jacket pattern while still highlighting the shoes as the main centerpiece. 

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Check out the Bryson Tassel for yourself Here