- Bright Shorts & Summer Sheer -
Whether you’re running errands or going to dinner with friends, a structured short can be so versatile.
When I found these bright shorts at the 81 Poppies Pop-Up Shop recently, I had to have them! Michelle did an amazing job with the fit of these shorts in a pebble cotton. The length is just long enough to wear to dinner but not so long you age your look. The side stripe adds a tuxedo look and elongates the torso giving a thinning effect. The Spring/Summer collection from 81 Poppies is full of color including the Naomi shorts, but also a great, wearable top - the Tessa top - in black here but also available in a bright & beautiful fuschia. The sheer top of the Tessa blouse adds an extra summery feel while putting a spin on the basic short sleeved button down blouse (I was pleasantly surprised to learn I’d won the top from the Pop-Up Shop Giveaway!).
This look was perfect for a Friday dinner with friends paired with a military inspired black Burberry heel and a pink bag (small Chloe Marcie bag from TOOTSIES) pulling together the pink and black ensemble. Don’t be afraid of neon. Pick one piece to pop in neon and compliment the bright shades with a neutral. You can pull it off without overdoing it when dressing for dinner or even running errands. Throw these shorts on with a V-neck white t-shirt, a simple necklace, and sandals or flip flops and you’re pulled together for everyday errands!
When shopping for your perfect structured short, look for a pair that doesn’t cling to the thighs and has clean lines and seaming. If you don’t feel good in the shorts, move on to the next pair. There’s no use spending the money on something you won’t feel confident wearing over & over!
Top: 81 Poppies Tessa Top (on sale for $110)
Shorts: 81 Poppies Naomi Shorts (on sale for $100)
Heel: Burberry (no longer available, but an affordable studded wedge here)
Shoulder Bag: Chloe Small Marcie Bag in Melon (from TOOTSIES Houston)