BBQs, sleeping in, vacations...there are SO many things to love about the warmer seasons! One of my favorite things about Summer is the effortless style that takes place. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for jazzing it up with layers and layers, but nothing is easier than throwing a sundress and heading out the door.
Usually, a quick dress is my staple item for the Summer. But lately, I've been trying expand my horizons and try something new. I've pretty much fallen in love with printed shorts, and am now a firm believe that they are the way to be Summer ready, but still look well put together.
When it comes to shorts for me, the shorter the length, the better! In addition to it being ridiculously hot in Atlanta, "short shorts" enhance the length of my legs, giving me an overall lean and poised appearance.
By now, you all know I LOVE a good bargain! So when I was forced into a store that I would've never given a second look (Thanks, Mom!), I was absolutely certain that I wouldn't find a thing. As soon as I walked in, I was greeted with these beauties! In addition to the fit, I adore the printed pattern and immediately thought of ways I could style them. The fabric is super soft, but stays put so that you aren't accidentally flashing your goods to the world. And for-GET READY LADIES!- only $3.99, I absolutely couldn't pass them up! Although I don't normally shop there, I was impressed with the selection Catofashions.com had to offer. Plus the sales were INSANE!
Although I do love a good sky high short, I'm still a wife and mommy, and showing sophistication in each outfit is a big deal for me. So to offset the shorts, I pair them with a longer utility vest that I found at Old Navy. The vest provides a light, additional layer that adds style as well as comfort. I felt a lot more comfortable moving with the vest on, knowing that it would hide any weird shift of the shorts when I move or bend.
Lastly, I shopped my own closet for another Summer fave, wedged heels! I knew I'd be walking(or running, rather) around with a toddler and that comfort was key! These bangers were perfect for that and added a punch a sass to complete the outfit.
I hope that you'll try this summer staple: shorts! I'd love to see your looks and how your put pieces together FABULOUSLY!
Pretty soon, I'll be back at work...reminiscing on Summer days. Until then, here's to BBQs, vacations, and effortless fashion. Happy Summer!