Classic styling in the south can be a muggy situation when it comes to summer. With temperatures averaging in the mid- to high-90’s on a daily basis, it’s hard to imagine putting on more than one layer, and that doesn’t even account for the humidity. However, with a few tweaks in color families, fabric, and garment construction, a classic look is still within reach, especially with a little help from my friends from Beckett Simonon.
Navy and Olive happens to be one of my favorite combinations this season, really any season for that matter. The pairing effortlessly elevates any look from routine to refined. Take for example the navy blazer and white polo, a preppy mainstay that doesn’t disappoint, but also doesn’t quite standout. Now switch those pieces out with a slightly unexpected olive chambray jacket and an inky indigo polo, and suddenly you’re transported to the French Riviera, keeping in mind that lightweight and breathable fabrics are the name of the game. Couple that with a crisp pair of white denim jeans, and we’ve squarely landed in the heat of summer style. Again, the construction and fabric choices of this outfit play a key role in maintaining a stylistic edge with out sacrificing on comfort.
Anchoring this swanky, summer-approved look is the Dean Oxford in Tan by Beckett Simonon, an all-purpose dress shoe from a young brand that is actively disrupting the luxury leather goods industry, bringing you luxe-level products at an affordable price. When I first unboxed this pair, I vividly remember the rich, new leather smell filling the room and inspecting the flawless upper with impeccable oxford detailing to match. Each of these shoes is handmade to order in small batches, ensuring that sustainable and socially responsible manufacturing practices are maintained without sacrificing the end product. Do yourself a favor and check out the full spread of leatherworks that Beckett Simonon has to offer on their page linked below.
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