So, one benefit of it being “not hot” lately (at least not normal August temperatures for Texas) is that I can wear shoes, which makes me feel like fall is just around the corner. Everlane sent me the new modern oxford to review* for you late last week, and I wore them all day on Friday to test out.
I took my “normal” size 8 and they’re definitely the right size (they accidentally sent me a size 9 at first, which was much too long). The shoes really are so beautiful; the leather is substantial and the sole is sturdy. After a full day of wear, my right toes felt a little squished, and my left was fine. As with the modern loafer, these will stretch and become more comfortable with wear, although you might want to size up a 1/2 size if you’re on the upper edge of your sizing because they’re definitely narrow.
Now, my challenge is styling them. I mean, I like this outfit, simple and easy, and I also wore them with my slouchy 6397 jeans and a white tee, but I’m also inclined to want to wear them with a flowy, silk skirt and tee. I love the dichotomy of feminine/masculine, and the way that sort of outfit challenges conventional sartorial standards. Ideas…ideas.
How would you style them? What do you think of Everlane’s Modern Oxford? Will you order a pair? (I love love love the blush color also – so beautiful)
*Everlane sometimes sends me items to review. They have no expectation of a positive review, or indeed any coverage at all. I was not paid to write this post or to feature the shoes.