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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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21 thoughts on “Ikat Drawstring Shorts

  1. Hi Jolynne! Happy Friday! Is it too late to sign up to receive emails about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? 

  2. Love this summer casual but cute outfit. I especially love your pool/patio backyard background. It looks so pretty and fun. Makes me want to go hang out there! Enjoy your trip and safe travels. 

  3. Hi ahi Lynne
    Love your Blog! Love when you do some looks for Paul and your girls. Would love to see more! I seriously don’t know how to guide my husband, and my 15 year old daughter can be a challenge. I like the style of your daughters.
    Also… how do you store your sweaters so they do t get mith holes?  Thanks so much…Pam

    1. Thanks, Pam. I keep saying I want to incorporate them more, but I kind of forget about it. My girls are going to be in a couple posts with Under Armour for Back to School.

      I dry clean my sweaters at end of season, and right now they’re hanging in my closet in the bags they came home in. Probably not best practice. Usually I store them in plastic bins in the attic (old house) or basement (this house) but I haven’t put them away yet this summer, and at this point, I probably won’t.

  4. I love how older women can wear shorts still. Unlike some of those articles you read, but you are living proof that they are Super for us!!!
    OXOX
    Jodie

  5. Love the casual summer vibe of this outfit! Have a great weekend trip to Maine! Have some lobster for me!😉

  6. I rarely wear shorts, unless I’m on a beach vacation, but those are really cute.  I like that they are denim, but not the normal cuffed denim.  Have a safe and fun trip to Maine!

  7. You and your daughter look so pretty in the picture from the theatre last night!  I like your casual outfit.  Since you prefer rear external pockets, your backside must not be as thick as mine.  I like your hair pulled back in the pictures.  Now, you need to get on your to-do list, especially the packing.  Praying you have safe travels!

  8. If I had that beautiful pool ….I would be wearing those Shorts!
    I did step out of my comfort zone and bought a paper bag romper…
    And wore on my big vacation to Indonesia!
    By the way all the expert stylist advise was perfect and I wore many of your
    Styles….including white jeans!
    Have a great weekend and if ever get chance to go to Bali go!!

  9. Very cute outfit on you. I think you’ve lost weight.  You look so thin in these shorts. Sounds like you have a busy day/weekend coming up.  Have fun.  

  10. Thank you so much for this post!  I got the shorts from LOFT as well as the gorgeous blue shirttail cardigan from LOFT in one of your spring post. .  I used the link to buy so thank you again 😁

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