Today I’m styling printed shorts. I’m usually a solids kind of girl, but sometimes it’s fun to mix it up with a print. If you’ve ever wondered what to wear with printed shorts, I like to keep it simple with a plain white tee.
These Feather Print Shorts from White House Black Market are really nice quality, and they’re currently on sale for $41! These are their Coastal Stretch Shorts. They have a 5-inch inseam, and they come in tons of solid colors as well as a few patterns. For size reference, I’m wearing an 8.
I love that this pattern is so versatile. As far as what to wear with printed shorts, you could easily pair these shorts with a black or blue top, but I decided to keep it simple and wear a basic white scoop neck tee. You simply can’t go wrong with this classic combo.
This tee is from Ann Taylor last year, so I’ll link to a similar one they’re carrying this year. I don’t know if they’re the exact same or not, but I like how this fits snug to the body. Since the shorts are a little wide at the bottom, having a form-fitting top is more flattering; otherwise you run the risk of losing your waistline.
Yes, my husband stuck me in an alley to take this shot. I couldn’t imagine it would look good at all, but as it turns out, the lighting was really nice.
I envision this outfit as something I’d wear out to lunch with my girlfriends or somewhere a bit nicer than running errands and working from home, so I dressed it up with wedge sandals and one of my dressier crossbody bags.
As much as I love the heels with this outfit, sometimes they’re not practical, so I thought I’d show it with flats too. I like the white flats with this because they sort of bookend the outfit along with the white tee, but nude would certainly work fine too. Or if you have navy blue, that would look really sharp.
I also changed bags to my more casual saddle bag. It’s ivory instead of white, but it works.
The necklace and bracelet are both Stella & Dot. I debated a long vs a short necklace and decided to wear something that fills in the neck area.
I never know what I’m going to find when I upload my pictures! Paul took this picture of me taking a picture of something interesting in a store window. I’m sure I was snapchatting. Anyway, it gives you a back view of the outfit.
Either way, with flats or heels, patterned shorts and a white tee is a chic and easy summer outfit formula that you can recreate at any price point. Now I need more patterned shorts. Ha!
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