One of my favorite things to do with outfits and creating looks, is to remix them. I like to take one item and build around it, coming up with multiple ways to wear it. I used to do this a lot but think I need to make a point of doing more of it on the blog – I just find it so fun! And, I know I find it helpful when I see how to wear something two (or three or four) different ways on other blogs and in magazines, so I hope you guys do too!
Today’s remix is all about my “leather” shorts and how I style them during the summer months…
Personally, I would wear this outfit to a work meeting because my industry is a bit more relaxed when it comes to clothing and style. But I understand that everyone has different work environments and this look may not be appropriate for all professions. I recognize that the shorts may be a bit too short for a typical work day, so for those of you that need a slightly more modest style, opt for this skirt (or this one) or a slightly longer short, such as this cute pair. That said, I still feel this look is very polished and sophisticated and perfectly acceptable for an evening out with the girls!
This outfit feels very casual chic to me, because the actual “bones” of this outfit are fairly relaxed, seeing that the jacket is a lightweight linen and the top is a chambray button down. What dresses it up, are the heels. I would wear this to shop or meet up with a client, or to a low-key lunch with a colleague. But by simply slipping on a cute pair of flats, you can easily transition this outfit to the weekend and still look and feel cute while eating brunch and running errands on a typical Sunday afternoon.
Like I said, I love accessories!
Takeaway tip: These outfits, although very different in style, use many of the same types of pieces, i.e. a blazer, button down and heels. However, the key to switching up a look, such as making it dressed up or down, is all in the material and fabric of the clothing, the colors of the items used and most importantly (in my mind), the accessories. But overall, the most important thing I always say, is to have fun with it! What’s fashion without some fun?! xo
1: Karen Walker Deep Freeze Sunglasses / Zara Blazer (similar style in yellow) / J.Crew Top / Zara Shorts (similar option) / Zara Shoes / A.V. Max Cuff (via Lemon Stripes) / Givenchy Bag
2: Westward \\ Leaning Sunglasses (c/o) / Mango Blazer / J.Crew Top /Zara Shorts (similar option) / Zara Shoes / La Mer Watch (other option) (c/o) / Louis Vuitton Bag