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Shorts & Sleeves

May 29, 2012

I’ve always had a thing for longer sleeves and shorts. The combination feels a tad bit unexpected and is perfect for days where the temperature fluctuates with the time.

Printed shorts are everywhere this summer and while adorable, it can be hard to figure out what to pair with them. When in doubt, pick a solid color within the pattern. For a more out-of-the-box look, try pairing printed shorts with a complimentary color that is not within the color palette or a subtle pattern that doesn’t clash. With these shorts, I chose a solid navy top even though there isn’t any navy in the shorts.

Turquoise and purple is one of my favorite color combinations so my mind was already made up when I saw these shorts on sale at Loft last summer. See how I’ve mixed turquoise and purple before… here and here!

Navy Sweater: J.Crew // Shorts: Loft (similar) // Sandals: Sam Edelman c/o // Twitter Necklace: Bauble Bar // Watch: Michael Kors — 40% off! // Bracelets: J.Crew, Cara, J.Crew, Sequin NYC // Nails: OPI Gel Color ‘Strawberry Margarita’

Thanks for taking my pictures, Megan H!

17 Comments leave one →
  1. Sara permalink
    May 29, 2012 10:39 am

    Jessica, that necklace is amazing. I was just looking online yesterday for one (I also know you have a “Jessica” necklace as well) so I will be ordering mine TODAY. 🙂 Absolutely amazing!

    • May 29, 2012 10:53 am

      I definitely recommend Bauble Bar for personalized jewelry! They have the regular name necklaces, too! 🙂

      Can’t wait for dinner tonight! xo

  2. May 29, 2012 10:47 am

    Completely loving everything about this outfit- especially the Bauble Bar necklace! I have been wanting to scoop one of those up, and I think you just convinced me. 🙂

    • May 29, 2012 10:54 am

      The necklace is definitely worth the 5 week wait!! Send me pics when you get yours! 🙂

  3. dlfab permalink
    May 29, 2012 10:48 am

    Very nice look, I love the sandals

    • May 29, 2012 10:53 am

      Thank you! Sam Edelman sandals are always right on par 🙂

  4. May 29, 2012 11:50 am

    Love the print on those shorts – though I think I would need mine a little longer to pull this off!

  5. May 29, 2012 12:01 pm

    Those are super cute shorts. And I just ordered those sandals because of your posts with them 🙂

  6. May 29, 2012 12:34 pm

    I also have a thing for shorts & ls tops. This shorts are adorable!


  7. May 29, 2012 2:49 pm

    I wish I could raid your closet! I would have a lifetime supply of beautiful clothes!!!

  8. Diana permalink
    May 29, 2012 8:11 pm

    Cute combo Jessica. I like pairing long sleeves with shorts too, especially for summer evenings. Loving the bracelets and dying for a similar necklace. Sees and I will be gifting them to each other on our birthdays 🙂


  9. May 29, 2012 8:46 pm

    I’m the same way! I love wearing shorts and long sleeve tops. Super cute!

  10. recipeforabeautifullife permalink
    May 29, 2012 9:35 pm

    I love the combination of shorts and a long sleeved top! Super cute outfit!

  11. May 30, 2012 11:04 am

    I love these shorts, the whole outfit is absolutely perfect for a summer day in the city!

    Maja –

  12. Passport to Style Team permalink
    May 30, 2012 11:07 am

    so cute! I also love shorts and a long sleeve shirt!

    -Passport to Style Team

  13. May 30, 2012 11:34 am

    I love printed shorts! I need to get some ASAP – for me, they’re great because they take attention to my bottom half, instead of my top, which I appreciate every now and then. 🙂 You look relaxed yet chic – this is a great weekend look!

  14. Kate Hein permalink
    May 30, 2012 1:26 pm

    Long-sleeved tees are my passion and I’m so glad it’s shorts season so I can combine the two. Sitting here in a Muni tee and my Eddie Bauer’s as I write – just proof, I talk the talk and walk the walk 🙂

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