May 30, 2013

Preppy Twist

tee- Gap [similar]
shorts- J. Crew Outlet [same]
blazer- vintage Christian Dior, thrifted [similar]
loafers- DV Dolce Vita via TJ Maxx [similar]
rings- thrifted/gifted

There are not many occasions in which I feel like dressing prep, but today was one. I scored these striped shorts over the weekend on super duper ├╝ber sale! If you have been reading here for any time, you may have noticed that stripes are my favorite print. I was ecstatic when these were in my size and, most importantly, the stripes matched! Matching stripes is one of those details that you should always look for when shopping. If they do not match, the garment is not as well made as the brand wants you to think. Also, notice that the navy stripe is the last one at the top of the waist band as well as at the bottom of the hemline-- this is another detail that well-made clothes have. If the stripe were white it would make the wearer look larger and create less defined lines. 

Because I stayed in my comfort zone with stripes and my blazer, I wanted to wear a color I do not normally pair with navy: pink. I would naturally wear yellow, white, red, or brown. I like the way the pink turned out, though! It was my little bit of trying something new for the day.

What other ways should I style these shorts?


  1. Love the shorts and the new Jcrew outlet makes me happy!

  2. Love this look! So perfect for the summer outing!

  3. I love the shorts! This outfit is perfect. :)