Blue Striped Shorts

I just love stripes! I’m drawn to them and love to mix them with florals to create interesting outfits. Today I thought it might be fun to share an old pair of striped shorts and two different outfit ideas. Here’s to hoping we can break out of some style ruts and wear stripes with something other than solids! I know, I know, this may be taking you waaaaaaay out of your comfort zone but that’s actually when the best growth occurs (trust me I’m a licensed therapist). You know what’s funny? I hear from a lot of friends and acquaintances when they admire something I’m wearing that I can get away with wearing something but they couldn’t. Guess what? That’s nonsense. We are talking about clothes here, no one will be issued a citation for print mixing! Go for it is what I say! Of course at the end of the day you have to be confident in what you’re wearing, that’s how you “get away with it” for real!

So let’s get on with it! First up, a totally safe and albeit boring outfit. My striped shorts are old from Old Navy. A plain tee and flip flops and there ya go, your standard issue Summer outfit.

Let’s take it up a notch and be a little more fabulous. Here I just switched out my tee for a colorful tank, threw a lightweight chambray shirt over top, one of my favorite tassel necklaces, and my fab hat that can save a bad hair day. See? So simple and even though I know this outfit isn’t going to land me on the pages of Vogue anytime soon (I am totally ok with that btw) I guarantee someone is going to compliment me on it and think “I could’ve done that” or tell me how cute I look. Honestly it’s just adding a few simple pieces and having fun. I dress for myself not for compliments and not for anyone else’s approval and I happen to like everything I’m wearing here!

Don’t think I’m crazy with this last one. I have had this top for well over a year now and up until now I have only worn it with white denim. Whaaaaaaaat???? Yup, white denim only. I wore it last week out to dinner with a few friends and when I got home it dawned on me that it had way more potential. I think it looks great with the striped shorts because the stripes are a smaller size than the shorts and they go in a different direction. I’m keeping everything else fairly toned down.  This is my favorite of the three looks!

Now it’s your turn to take your summer shorts up a notch. You probably already own similar pieces but if not you can shop the links below.

Thanks so much for spending some time here with me, your kind comments absolutely make my day!

Petite Plaid Tie Off The Shoulder Top • LOFT • $34.88
Gingham Side Tie Off The Shoulder Top • LOFT • $34.88
Fluid Racerback Pocket Tank • LOFT • $34.99–39.50
Vintage Soft Racerback Tank • LOFT • $16.50
Lou & Grey Striped Softserve Cotton Tee • Lou & Grey • $24.99
Lou & Grey Softserve Cotton Tee • LOFT • $19.99
Shimmer Vintage Soft Tee • LOFT • $29.50
Striped Fluid Shorts • LOFT • $39.99
Striped Side Tie Shorts • LOFT • $24.99
Mid-Rise Striped Linen-Blend Shorts for Women (5″) • Old Navy • $15
Calvin Klein Performance Tie-Waist Striped Shorts • Calvin Klein • $24.99
Vero Moda Striped Shorts • Vero Moda • $29
Mosaic Stripe Shorts • LOFT • $24.99
Women’s Panacea Beaded Cuff Bracelet • $22
Women’s Panacea Beaded Tassel Necklace • $24
Women’s Panacea Stone Statement Earrings • $18
Women’s Treasure & Bond Long Tassel Pendant Necklace • $23.60
Women’s Baublebar Romany Drop Earrings • BaubleBar • $22.80
Women’s Panacea Beaded Teardrop Earrings • $18
Women’s Bp. Stone Fringe Pendant Necklace • BP • $11.98

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  1. Kris
    July 10, 2017 / 7:07 am

    Definitely a great look on you – plus I am so envious of your great legs?

    • Kellyann
      July 10, 2017 / 6:25 pm

      Thanks Kris! This old girl will gladly accept all the kind leg comments, lol! Have a great day!

  2. Andrea
    July 10, 2017 / 10:42 am

    CUTE in all caps…so CUTE!!! #3 is my fav too, there is that darling it so much and the shorts are spot on adorable!! Hello Fedora cutie, it looks fabulous on you!! Wishing you a fabulous start to your week gorgeous!!

    • Kellyann
      July 10, 2017 / 6:26 pm

      Thanks sweet friend! I always love your comments, they make my day!

  3. July 10, 2017 / 11:27 am

    Those shorts are so cute and they go with everything! you can never go wrong with strips, they are the best! I love your striped mixing. that top is too cute!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    • Kellyann
      July 10, 2017 / 6:27 pm

      Thanks! I really like the stripe mixing and can’t believe I haven’t done it before!

  4. Jaymie Ashcraft
    July 10, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    These shorts are perfect!!

    • Kellyann
      July 10, 2017 / 6:27 pm

      Thanks Jaymie, these shorts sure are comfortable. I’ve been wearing them a few times a week lately!

  5. July 10, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    I want those shorts! And your gingham ones too! Printed shorts are seriously my go-to in summer. They are so versatile and make any outfit look more put together. These are great options for styling! You look adorable!
    Laura recently posted…Claire’s Strasburg Childrens DressMy Profile

    • Kellyann
      July 11, 2017 / 12:26 pm

      Thanks Laura! Printed shorts are so much fun to style! And they’d look adorable on you because EVERYTHING does!

  6. July 10, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    Looking super special as always, Kellyann.
    I’d just like to say how much I enjoy reading your posts, I like you’re writing style and approach.
    But what are you doing to me?!! I only became reacquainted with shorts last August (well, longs would be a better description). Thought I was coping well, but now after reading your post I find myself wanting to take mine up a notch too. I don’t think the world is ready for me putting my cutely glam twist to my longs, it could barely handle the comfort zone notch I’d been wallowing in!
    Mary, The Pouting Pensioner recently posted…The Autumn Dress That Never WasMy Profile

    • Kellyann
      July 11, 2017 / 12:25 pm

      Hahaha, Mary!!!! Thank you for the sweet words, it’s nice when someone “gets you” – right? Now listen here lady, you take those shorts up a notch right now, if the world can handle me doing it then it’s ready for you too beautiful lady!!!! You have the spunk and confidence so go for it!!! Have a marvelous day sweet friend!

  7. July 12, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    You are so cute and sassy in every single look. I swear you could wear a burlap sack and make me want to get one! (Maybe you should start a burlap sack business…LOL) Always beautiful!!!
    Lisa recently posted…10 on the 12thMy Profile

    • Kellyann
      July 12, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      Awwww thanks Lisa! If you only knew how hard getting pictures taken is for me you’d laugh. Seriously I am not comfortable AT ALL. If I could just write the blog all day and never be in a picture I’d be happy, I feel so awkward. Your comment makes me chuckle girl! The funny thing is that I LOVE burlap and decorating with it.
      BTW your pictures are always so stinkin cute and your clothes always look better on you than they do on the website selling them – for real!

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