Summer Staple

Shirt (Calypso for Target); Shorts (Loft); Shoes (Tahari find at TJMaxx );
Bracelet (Stolen from Mom)

This year, my summer must have is patterned shorts.  They are fun, playful and can easily be dressed up or down... I'm playing it casual in this black and white pair - but with a sequin top and black blazer, these shorts easily transition to party ready.  And there are a ton of fun options at great prices (here are a few of my favorites from Loft, Old Navy and Gap).  Give your denim and khaki shorts a break this summer and find out for yourself if patterned shorts really do have more fun ;)


Dana said...

Cute outfit.. love the shorts!



Virginia said...

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Annie said...

Love the patterned shorts - and your wedges are SO cute!

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TaraMixandMatch said...

I love those shorts...still hoping to find them in my size on sale!

Outside Looking In said...

Love this look and great inspiration! I need some great summer shorts!

Cara said...

Those shorts are so much fun! I just picked up a patterned pair over the weekend, I can't wait to wear them. Love your simple wedges too :)

Unknown said...

They are a great summer staple! I hate that I am too fat to rock any right now but I will live vicariously through you boo!!

TheTinyHeart said...

The chevron print is so cute! I just got my first pair of patterned shorts and I can't wait to get more :)

The Tiny Heart

Catalina said...

Those shorts are fantastic! You're totally right - patterned shorts are so great for the summer - wonderfully versatile.

Catalina @ City and Burbs

Eliza said...

I have been meaning to go the Loft! I know they have some really cute ones. I also love the sandals you are wearing! Cute!

Ashley said...

I LOVE those patterned shorts - and that top is perfect with it. You are so summer chic here and I love it. I desperately need some patterned shorts like those...style envy! :)


Unknown said...

Super cute photos and I love these shorts! Definitely a perfect pair of shorts for summer and I love this casual look with them! :) I just stocked up on my summer shorts since it is getting so hot here in Minnesota! :)

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A Very Sweet Blog said...

those shorts are fab and i love your sandals!

Hannah @ Tattoos and Pearls said...

I need a pattern short in my life now. For sure! You look so pretty in these pictures!

Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

Ivana said...

Heather, you look really lovely! I just wish I was able to pull off a pair of shorts :) I would be nice, in this heat wave...anyway, you look really great!

xx Ivana
Macarons and Pearls

Kathleen said...

This shirt is a great find!

Anonymous said...

Totally agreed...patterned bottoms and nice solid tops are really a great summer outfit idea! The black/white abstrat is super striking, love this pair especially.

<3 Cambria

Shea Lennon said...

I love pattered shorts! I have an orange ikat pair, but I think I need a black and white pair too for even more versatility! That pair you have is adorable!

EverythingPrettyGirls said...

I love patterned shorts as well! I just bought a plaid pair that I’m going to wear on the 4th.

xo everything-pretty.com

Unknown said...

Adorable outfit! I love your platforms--I have something similar from J Crew and they look great with shorts!

xo Mary Jo

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Unknown said...

Super cute shorts! I love the print!


Callie - Coffee and Cardigans said...

Patterned shorts are beyond adorable! I love the pair you're sporting in this outfit. Perfect for summer! And love that you paired them with those adorable wedges. Really polishes off the look. I have really been loving colored shorts as well. Lovely outfit!


Juneli said...

Shorts definitely are a summer staple and these patterned ones look fab on you, Heather! Your legs look miles long in them! I'm sporting a pair of shorts too today!
Juneli from Fashionably Yours

Kashaya said...

Love your shorts, great pattern.


Chantele Cross-Jones said...

Oh those shorts are so cute. I love B&W! Nice outfit!

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Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

love those shorts heather!

Xo Megan

Jen said...

Great outfit! Can't wait to wear my new patterned shorts!


Unknown said...

Love those shorts on you!

Because Shanna Said So said...

I couldn't agree more!! Patterned shorts are a definite staple this summer! Loving yours and they are so versatile. Beautimous, lady!

Chahrazad said...

Nice sandals dear!!


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melissa said...

Cute shorts!

Carolyn said...

Love those shorts!

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E said...

The top and the shorts are pretty much the perfect summer staples! I bet there are endless possibilities for both!

Unknown said...

Love how you put together this outfit! Especially love the wedges and shorts :)

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

Loving this summery outfit....great legs too!


Bravoe Runway said...

That was pretty much my major purchases this summer as well, bright coloured and patterned shorts! Love these photos, very nicely done!

becks said...

your shorts are so fab! i need to shop for some patterned shorts!


oomph. said...

Love the shorts. Printed ones are on my list, too!