Today's Everyday Fashion: The Oxford Shirt

One of the questions I'm asked the most is "what do you recommend as wardrobe staples?" Which is tough because I don't believe there is such a thing as a universal item that every woman should own (see this old post). A blue oxford shirt, however, is definitely on my personal list of staples. I've had this top for going on 7 years and I've worn it more than any other shirt in my closet. It goes with absolutely everything, including polka dot shorts when I'm trying to figure out how to wear them casually (see them dressed up here). Are oxford shirts a staple for you?

Inspiration photo: J.Crew
Shirt: Ralph Lauren outlet, $20
Shorts: Old Navy, $20 (more polka dot shorts here and here)
Belt: H&M, $20
Purse: c/o Karen Millen, $340
Shoes: Nine West/DSW, $60
Necklace: My Stella & Dot website, $79
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Ring: My Stella & Dot website $49
Right bracelets: village in Africa
Left bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $32 and $59

1. Old Navy oxford shirt, $19
2. Lands End oxford shirt, $30
3. Gap oxford shirt, $49.50