it’s been an exceptionally cool spring here in Athens. so, there hasn’t been too many opportunities to wear shorts. wear shorts you ask? yes ma’am. i indeed love to wear shorts on a hot summer day. shorts can be a controversial topic for women of a certain age, but i have been and continue to be an advocate for them. so much so that not wearing shorts make my #2 style rule every woman should break.
today, i’ve rounded up some of my favorite outfits involving shorts over the past few years. there’s a lot of different ways you can style them and here are just a few ideas.
today’s outfit is all about color! punchy, tropical splashes of blue, green, orange and yellow. perfect for spring and summer. i don’t know about you but wearing bright colors and bold prints really brightens my mood and lifts my spirits. it’s hard to feel bad or sad when mother nature’s clouds part and the sun shines warm and bright.
this linen popover is from J. Crew and like most, if not all, of their prints, this top could boldly go with so many other items in my closet…i’m thinking khaki chinos or white denim. i love to wear shorts when the weather warms up, but they aren’t for you, cropped pants would be a great option. J. Crew has so many that would be perfect with this popover top. i’ve made sure to link what i’m wearing, as well as some additional similars that will brighten your day.
i kept my slide sandals neutral light pink suede today, so the focus is my top and shorts. [ opens in a new windowread the post…]
i’ve decided on a shorts suit. a striped cabana blazer with matching shorts. while this ensemble looks fantastic when worn as a suit. each item will mix and match perfectly with my summer wardrobe. the loose fit of the blazer is perfect for those warm Georgia temps that have already arrived. i popped on a gorgeous bamboo tee called dawn draper from Southcott Threads. [read the post…]
bermuda shorts are a must-have for spring and summer. and beach vacations. this pair is from Talbots. the length hits just above the knee which is perfect. i’m wearing black shorts, but they are available in nine colors.
another classic essential for the coming months is a striped tee. this red striped tee is from Ralph Lauren. it sports a graphic logo. and what goes well with shorts and a tee? why a comfy pair of tennis shoes. this pair is from Ann Taylor that i’ve been wearing non-stop since they arrived at my doorstep. [ opens in a new windowread entire post…]
if you are looking for one classic summer blazer that will serve you well this white linen blazer fits the bill. dress it up with a tweed dress and kitten heels. or dress it down with drawstring shorts, split neck top, and seersucker sandals. of course, white goes with everything. but this little number comes in island turquoise and flax.