We know you all have been waiting with baited breath for part 2 of our shorts styling post! See part 1 here if you want to see the first five ideas. Let’s get to it!
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Boho Summer Shorts
Thrifted Kimono (similar) / Tank from ThredUp* (similar) / Thrifted Shorts (similar) / Noonday Collection Velocity Necklace / Crocheted Earrings / Noonday Collection Delta Rivers Bangles / Raven + Lily Bangle / Raven + Lily Clutch and Wallet (similar) / Toms Sandals (similar)
Fringe is very popular right now and it is a quick way to give a boho feel to any outfit. The ikat paired with some basic stripes is an easy way to do some pattern mixing. The shorts add a pop of color with the otherwise neutral colors.
Patterned Shorts & Chambray
Thrifted Chambray Button Up (similar & similar) / Thrifted Shorts (similar) / Vintage Noonday Collection Paper Bead Necklace / Vintage Noonday Collection Gold Hoop Earrings / Noonday Collection Entwined Bracelet / Tom’s Sunglasses / Clutch from DSW Shoes / Thrifted Green Wedges (similar)/ Recycled Coffee Mug*
Chambray really does go with everything. For a fun summer twist, a tie at the waist and some cuffed sleeves can go from office attire to a hot summer night out for dinner.
Thrifted Tank (similar) / Thrifted Shorts (these would be a fun alternative!) / Noonday Collection Necklace / Noonday Collection Empress Earrings / Noonday Collection Woven Bracelet / Wearing God by Lauren Winner* / Passion Planner / Clutch (similar) / Sseko Ribbon Sandles*
Don’t think shorts can be ‘edgy’? Think again! It’s all in the pleather details of this thrifted tank top. Paired with some simple black sandals and black shorts, this look screams edgy but keeps you cool.
Thred Up* Thrifted Tank / Shorts (similar) / Thred Up* Thrifted Cargo Vest / Raven + Lily Printed Tote (similar) / Vintage Noonday Collection Bracelets (similar) / Noonday Collection Earrings / Vintage Noonday (Similar at Fair Indigo) / Root Collective Neon Yellow Peep Toes* / Zoya Nail Polish Wednesday* / Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans* / Chasers of the Light by Tyler Knott Gregson*
It’s aways easy to fall back on neutrals. The classic pairings of navy and white or black and cream are easy go to combinations during any time of year. We love to see neutrals with bright pops of color, like this neon yellow!
Fun in the Sun!
Nannette Lepore Swimsuit* / Fair Indigo Tee / Madewell Shorts / Noonday Collection Octagon Hoop Earring / Noonday Headband / Tom’s Sunglasses / Sseko T-Strap Sandals* / Project 7 Gum* / Kiss My Face Sunscreen* / Zoya Nail Polish America*
Summer is the time for lazy days at the pool, and if you’re like us, a black swimsuit is a must. But so are bright colors. Fair Indigo is a great fair trade and organic clothing company that has great basic tees. Their turquoise gathered tee is perfect for poolside lounging.
Some of Our Favorite Ethically Sourced Shorts
Ethically made shorts are sometimes difficult to find, but here are a few of our favorites (and now is the time for summer sales, so take advantage!):
We hope that this will encourage you to play with items that are already in your closet and try new combinations to extend the life of your clothes! And if this post makes you put together some new combinations, we want to hear about it! Comment here or tag us on Instagram at #DressWellDoGood.