Happy Friday, friends! I really wanted to reply to all of your comments on yesterday’s pedal pushers, but there are so many, and a lot of my comments will be redundant, so at some point I want to write a general response summing up my thoughts. I found the discussion and the various opinions very interesting! Didn’t you?
Meanwhile, today I’ve got a casual everyday summer look featuring my favorite chino shorts — the Old Navy Pixie Chino Shorts.
Every year I get these shorts in a different color — see how I styled a lavender pair a few years ago. Today I’m wearing a coral pair I got earlier this spring.
Unfortunately this color is sold out, but they still have them in other colors and prints, and this look is simple enough to work with any of them. I particularly like the Sage of Aquarius they have right now, and they also have a classic navy and black. The O.N. New Black Stripe is fun too!
These shorts have a mid-rise and a 3 1/2″ inseam. Yes, they’re on the shorter side, so you may prefer a longer inseam, but I like this length on me. Most longer shorts end up being too wide at the leg opening if they fit in the hip area.
They have a similar style with a 5″ inseam that’s a good option for those who prefer more of a mid-length short.
I paired these classic shorts with a simple white v-neck tee. This tee is under $20 and comes in a ton of great colors. It’s one of my favorites because it has a relaxed fit without being too voluminous, the v-neckline is flattering without sacrificing modesty, and the slub cotton material keeps it modern and youthful. For size reference, I have the medium, so if you’re in between, you may want to size up.
Take a look at my full white t-shirt review if you want to see more options.
I realize there’s nothing ground-breaking about this pairing — anyone can throw together a white t-shirt with a pair of solid color shorts, but there’s a reason it’s a classic combination. It just works.
My best tips for looking put-together while wearing a basic outfit like this is to make sure the fit and proportion are on point, and always accessorize.
I usually wear this outfit with my gold Sam Edelman Gigi thong sandals, but in an attempt to show something different, I threw on my Converse Shoreline sneakers for a more casual vibe. Either works, though, and it’s nice to have the option depending on how much walking I’ll be doing.
Whenever I post these shoes, I get asked about what socks I wear with them. I love these no-show socks. I also realize that some women need more support in their sneakers than Converse offers, so I recommend looking at Superga or Vans.
If you need the support of a full-on lace-up athletic sneaker, I’d opt for a supportive sandal instead — like Vionic. A supportive sandal will be more flattering than a big athletic sneaker, and unless you have an injury that requires something more, they should be just as good for your feet. I lived with foot injuries for a while, so I get it. Finding cute shoes is challenging, but there are a lot of great options nowadays.
photo credit: Alison Cornell
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the summer outfit she’s styling today!
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