Sweater and Shorts Outfit for Summer

Good morning, and happy Monday! I hope everyone had a nice Father’s Day. Today I’m styling a sweater and shorts outfit for summer.

I wanted to get this post up asap because this tie-front sweater is 70% off, and it’s starting to sell out. Sometimes LOFT restocks, but there are no guarantees.

Pairing long sleeves with shorts is one way to create juxtaposition — an unexpected combination that helps keep outfits interesting.

Now, I know I will get comments from those of you living in super hot climates. Yes, a summer sweater is a thing! LOL!!! We get a lot of cool evenings here in the northeast, plus sometimes the A/C is blasting, and you want a little extra coverage.

This sweater is such a gorgeous shade of coral. I also like the slouchy silhouette, extra wide neckline, and tie front detail.

They were generous with the sleeve length, and it has a slightly rolled hem at the waist and sleeves — all subtle details that add interest to this simple look.

Plus, depending on where you live, you can potentially wear it three seasons of the year.

If orange isn’t your thing, it also comes in a versatile off-white that they call Fresh Linen. It runs true to size, or size down if in between. I’m wearing the small.

These are the Lucky Brand Garston sandals, and this platinum color is from last year, but they’re still available in lots of other colors.

They have a molded footbed, and the straps are a super soft and flexible leather, so these sandals are very comfortable.

I often wear them here at home when I know I’m going to be doing a lot of standing and I want support. They’re also great for occasions when you’ll be doing a lot of walking.

You can find these sandals at Nordstrom and Zappo’s, and I recommend sizing up half. I’m wearing the 8 1/2.

These shorts are from Gap, and they sold out early in the season and haven’t been restocked. If you’re a 28 Tall, you’re in luck!

Otherwise, J.Crew has a couple of similar pairs here and here. And the Kut from the Kloth boyfriend shorts from Evereve are a great longer option, with a 7″ inseam. See more of those in this post.

I kept my accessories simple with hammered silvertone hoops and my favorite Yurman link bracelet. My earrings are sold out, but Chico’s has lots of pretty casual jewelry at affordable prices, if you want to browse.

This bag also sold out soon after I ordered it, but I love a straw bag for summer, and the hobo style is one of my favorites. The slouchy silhouette gives it a bit of a boho vibe. See more straw bags at Nordstrom.

I love the sweater and shorts combo, but you can also see this sweater with both white and blue jeans in yesterday’s Try-On Haul if you want to check out more styling options.

Outfit Details:

sweater // shorts (longer option) // sandals // bag // earrings // bracelet // sunnies

Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the summer look she’s styling today!

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photos: Alison Cornell

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20 Responses

  1. Beautiful color combo!  Love that sweater, especially the knot detail, different from the normal band at the bottom. And can’t beat a straw bag for summer!  Just wish we’d have someplace fun to go where I can carry mine!  Sounds like you all enjoyed a fabulous relaxing Fathers Day!  

  2. Super cute outfit…my daughter and I were just talking about how much we like a long sleeved top/sweater with shorts, there’s just something about that balance that’s very appealing.

  3. Oh oh you caught me!  I live much further north than you but For years I have thought sweaters and shorts was just “silly”. Summer sweaters are definitely a thing but I would wear them with summer jeans (also a thing in my world).  But yesterday it was an odd day and I ended up pulling on a sweater with my denim shorts.   I hope others read your post and try it out.  Shockingly comfortable on those in between days.  I also did this  with denim shorts. I think that may be the secret to making it work.  I am not sure a light pair of linen shorts would work as well. 

  4. I love long sleeves with shorts! The orange is gorgeous. Sadly, not my color. I have the jeans shorts (I ordered them when it was still too cold for shorts) and I find myself reaching for them all the time. The fit and length are perfect.

  5. You look so classy and chic in this! Love it and I will be doing more of this on our cool Colorado evenings. ❤️

  6. I love a summer sweater! I live in the Deep South so sweaters are usually seen inside with (over) air conditioning or on a late evening boat ride if the humidity is on good behavior. Ha! This is such a cute look! 

  7. Love the sandles. Cute sweater too but it’s 93 today so not in Savannah.Glad you had a good family day. Those cinnamon rolls sound so good.

  8. Well, I just placed an order for this sweater and two tops from the Loft clearance section.  I love this outfit on you!  While I won’t be wearing the top during the summer, I will be able to wear it the rest of the year.  I hope you had a good Monday!

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