Fashion

Styling Trendy Summer Shorts

I know in the past I’ve shared my trials and tribulations with shorts. After countless summers of wearing uncomfortable jeans and unflattering long “jorts” due to self-confidence issues, I finally came to a happy place where I can wear shorts of all kinds. Now I know what kind of shorts I wear the most: denim, pull on, or sworts. Denim shorts are wardrobe staples, pull on shorts are perfect for relaxing or running errands, and, well, sworts are the laziest shorts in the world. So rather than be so boring I decided to do a little research and see what shorts were the most trendy this summer.

Styling-Trendy-Summer-Shorts.pngAs you can see above; Basically the answer was literally any pair of shorts ever. There was leather or leather effect (aka the warm weather sibling of leather pants), and crepe shorts (which are just really loose & flowy Bermuda shorts). Printed shorts ala the 1990s are big (especially florals), and the staples I’ve mentioned above. I felt pretty overwhelmed, but I decided to play around with it a bit. One thing I tried to be aware of is shorts are warm weather clothes so there’s no ankle boots or thin heels. I think that ankle boots are fine with shorts within reason, but it’s a personal preference. I do it depending on the occasion and outfit. Thin heels and shorts just feel so Pinterest to me so I avoid them at all costs (plus I’m clumsy). When wearing shorts I avoid high top sneakers because they cut off my legs at a certain point making me appear shorter. At the end of the day styling any shorts is a personal preference, but below hopefully you’ll find some new inspiration or try a new type of shorts.

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What I’m Loving: Summer Edition

I’m sorry for the surplus of summer themed posts lately. Although I’m not really sure what else I’d be writing about since it is, well, summer. I’ve shared my bucket list and now I thought I would share some other things on my radar. Products mostly to enhance the summer experience so think of it almost like a curated shop by yours truly.

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  1. I love how this tee has the appearance of iron on letters making it feel slightly vintage. Madewell | $23
  2. A linen blouse paired with denim shorts and a cute sandal looks chic and relaxed with minimal effort. H&M | $30
  3. Slip on loafers are still all the rage, and these are on sale (currently) and budget friendly. Topshop | $24
  4. This top pulls double duty: adds a touch of bright color to an outfit and shows off the shoulders.  Zara | $10

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Time to Buy…A Bathing Suit

One of the best and worst things about summer are bathing suits. Chilling poolside is basically a requirement right now (it’s about 120 degrees out right now as I type this, no lie) and doing it fully clothed would be weird. The material swimsuits are made from is often cooler than some items of clothing so they are even wearable outside of the pool. There is a return to modesty this summer with more swimsuits being made of more fabric and cuts that provide greater coverage. The chic one piece is having a major moment right now, but like many other things, it really depends on the person, their preference, and body type.

I love this Zimmerman striped bikini because I love a good set of stripes and a bikini. With a one piece I like the Solid & Striped Lexi. The navy color is classic and the white provides nice, clean lines.

Shop: Zimmerman bikini, Solid & Striped bikini, Zara lace one piece, Solid & Striped gingham one piece, Madewell x Bikyni top, Madewell x Bikyni bottoms, H&M lace up one piece, Lisa Marie Fernandez wrap front swimsuit, Solid & Stripe Lexi, Marysia scallop top, Marysia scallop bottom

Styled: Camisole Top

One of my favorite wardrobe staples is the camisole top. I can’t even begin to count how many I have, but surely I can say the answer is too many. I love how they look and how they can be worn. Whether its casually with a pair of shorts to beat the summer heat or dressed up with a pair of nice cropped trousers, the possibilities are endless. They are incredibly feminine and even a little sexy at times.

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Trend Report: White Sneakers

As someone incredibly type A with OCD just the thought of white sneakers is enough to give me a panic attack. Why? Because I will obsessively try to keep them in pristine condition. “But you own Stan Smiths…” yeah that I’ve worn…a handful of times, and, yes, they are incredibly clean.

That is why I have a love/hate relationship with one of the biggest shoe trends right now: white sneakers. It’s not just white sneakers, but pretty much solid white sneakers for the most part. The ultimate canvas for grass, dirt, and every other stain imaginable. I love white sneakers because they are so pristine, classic, and can be paired with just about anything. They add a little bright pop to the most basic of outfits. They can make the best summer outfits look cool and casual. It’s true I love a good white sneaker…but mostly in theory. Sneakers are destined to be dirty. But since it’s summer and there’s that rule about only wearing white until Labor Day, it’s time to fully embrace the trend. There’s always those Magic Erasers to clean them up right?

I’ve included a bunch of different kinds to match any style. There are pops of color for the scared of solid white crowd, textured, It-Girl approved, and even the classic Keds (for dipping ones toe into the water). Plus the Keds are the most classic summer shoe.

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