Business In The Front, Party In The Back!

I’ve been styling a lot of dressier looks lately for 25 Days of Summer Fashion, but what I actually wear every day is an outfit much like this one. I’m at home most of the time, and an elevated tee with a pair of well-fitting shorts is my summertime go-to.

I love the plait detail on the back of this linen tee from Boden. You can see why I titled this post, Business In The Front, Party In The Back!

This top has a nice straight hemline, and the quality is really nice; I just love Boden’s linen tees. I gave it a little half tuck for a little extra style, but it can be worn either way.

My only complaint is the “boob pocket” but I know some women like this detail. I personally don’t care to draw attention to this area, plus the length of the sleeve probably not helping matters, but otherwise, it’s a great little top. If you’re smaller up top, it would be perfect for you!

For size reference, I have this tee in the size 8 and it just fits, so you might want to consider sizing up for a little more wiggle room. I would also recommend hand washing or putting it in a lingerie bag so as to not tear the straps on the back.

It’s currently 40% off, and there’s a smattering of sizes left in all 4 colors. I really like that Highland Green too!

As you can see, I kept this look simple by pairing the navy tee with white shorts. These Kut from the Kloth cut-off shorts have a 4″ inseam, and they’re nice and thick and not at all see-through.

I also wore one of my Victoria Emerson bracelets — this double wrap on turquoise textured leather creates a fun tone-on-tone element to the look.

Finally, I added some colorful sandals to complete the look. Unfortunately these are also low inventory, but aren’t they fun??? I love the multi-color yarns with the golden threads for a subtle shine.

They’re also very comfortable, and while they look great with this casual shorts outfit, they’re also super cute with dresses and play into a boho vibe if you have a little of that going on.

These sandals run TTS, or if in doubt, size up half. I have the size 8M, and sometimes I wear a 7.5 in slides.

I also think these strappy sandals would be great with this outfit. They’re currently 50% off, and you can see more in this post.

My other main accessory is these brushed gold teardrop earrings, which I find myself wearing a lot these days. They work as well with dressier looks as they do with my casual shorts outfits, and they’re lightweight and easy to pop in and go.

Outfit Details:

linen back detail tee // white cutoff shorts // tubular slide sandals (option) // double wrap bracelet // teardrop earrings // leather hobo

Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the summer outfit she’s styling today, and see all of my 25 Days of Summer Outfits for more summer style inspo.

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photos: Alison Cornell