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!
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.
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.
linen back detail tee // white cutoff shorts // tubular slide sandals (option) // double wrap bracelet // teardrop earrings // leather hobo
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photos: Alison Cornell