Ikat Drawstring Shorts

Good morning and happy FRIYAY! I’m headed to Maine this afternoon for a quick weekend trip, and I haven’t even started packing yet so I will be a busy little bee this morning.

Meanwhile, I’m excited to share this outfit with you because these shorts just got marked down to $25!

I love the irony — you get me out of my denim and into a pair of linen shorts, and they still have a denim look to them. I’m hopeless!

Anyway, these shorts are so fun and summery and perfect for vacation or just super casual days at home.

I love that they have external rear pockets, as most drawstring shorts do not. I’m not sure why, but I find that shorts (and pants) look better on me when they have external rear pockets.

The small is a little snug on me through the hip area, but I’m keeping them because I don’t want the leg opening to be too wide, and I think they look okay. I expect they’ll stretch some with wear.

I paired them with the obvious choice — a basic white tee.

This is the J.Crew Vintage cotton V-neck T-shirt, and it has become my go-to white v-neck tee because I love the fit, the straight hem, and that there’s no boob pocket. It’s great for layering, and I wear it alone as well.

It’s fairly thin, but not to the point that it’s see-through, although everyone has a different level of comfort, so I wanted to mention it. It’s also quite low-cut, but not revealing unless I bend over. I always place my hand on my chest to keep it from falling open if I have to lean over for something.

At any rate, I recommend sizing up so you can throw it in the dryer, and it does need a quick ironing after it’s washed.

I don’t know why we only got one shot of this outfit with the shoes, but I just threw on my Tory Burch Miller sandals for this shoot. These are the Light Makeup color, and I love them. It’s such a pretty neutral with just a hint of a blush hue.

A more affordable option are the Treasure & Bond Miles slide sandals, which I love as well. I have the blush suede, and they’re super comfortable and also have a more casual vibe, which actually works better with this outfit than the Millers.

The day we shot this look, I thought they were sold out, so I wore my Millers instead, but they are actually fully stocked and marked down to $39. The straps are super soft against the foot, and they have a padded footbed.

For size reference, I have my usual 8 in the Millers, but I sized down to a 7.5 in these Miles slides.

I think this is a perfect summer vacation outfit, so I carried my packable raffia tote and kept my accessories simple.

Outfit Details:

J.Crew v-neck t-shirt (size M) // LOFT Ikat drawstring shorts (size S) // Tory Burch Miller sandals (light makeup / size 8) // Nordstrom packable raffia tote // similar earrings // similar necklace // bracelets // sunnies

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