Stylish Monday: Colorful, Striped, Fluid, Silk Shorts from Day to Night.
COLORFUL, STRIPED, FLUID, SILK SHORTS.
When you own a pair of Colorful, Striped, Fluid, Silk Shorts you have to wear them before Summer is over and blog about them, too! I wore these shorts about a month ago on a Saturday from day to night. First they made an appearance on my Instagram here, then this outfit was too cute not to post again. And when I got together with a Facebook group of blogger ladies for "Stylish Monday" for the month of August, I decided it was time to finally blog these shorts and how I took them from day to night. Because our theme this hot August is "Sizzlin' Summer", I figured I had to show off these adorable shorts by LOFT once again. After all they go with everything since they have maroon, red, pink, teal, turquoise, aqua and baby pink in them. I decided to wear black on top so I paired them with another beautiful silky piece: this Asymmetric Ruffled Camisole by Who What Wear.
First, for the daytime portion of the day I paired the shorts with my studded black ankle-strap sandals and a maroon/burgundy Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody Bag to pick up the maroon color of the shorts. My makeup was simple and I was accessorizing with a few colorful beaded bracelets too. For earrings I chose a pair of very light tortoise hoops which once you see them once you don't (also by Loft) and I always have to have a pair of sunglasses cause the sun blinds me! This taupe pair of sunglasses by Loft are my most worn pair, though I own many sunnies.
Later on for a date night on a restaurant by the lake, complete with a live band (everyone was at least 6 feet apart too), I decided to dress up the colorful shorts, but still kept the same clothing items on. I swapped my flat sandals for a pair of heeled ones (also black), these ones are suede, with bows. And I carried a red patent leather clutch by Express, this time bringing out the red from my shorts. I always feel that clutches and heels or stilettos are more suited for evenings. The jewelry remained the same but I went for a bolder, redder lip color. What do you think?! Do you own a pair of dressy silky shorts?! These ones have draw-strings which makes them so comfortable. But despite the silk material, they can totally work for the daytime, too.
Check out all these beautiful ladies of Stylish Monday and how they each interpret "Sizzling Summer". I am always a sucker for a pretty white dress and a pretty print! These ladies all look fantastic! A couple of them are old enough to be my mom, but they all look at least a decade younger and such style inspirations for me!!
Julie from Fashion Trends and Friends: “This summer in Chicagoland has been hot and humid! My typical summer uniform is t-shirts and shorts. However this summer, I find myself reaching for summer dresses, which are cool, easy to throw on and fun to style!”
Ada from Elegance and Mommyhood: “Sizzling Summer is my jam in the most colorful pair of shorts I own and an asymmetrical black camisole, because – balance. Both of these pieces are silk which means they are comfortable and super light to beat the heat! Plus my shorts have drawstring elastic band which makes it OK if you have to eat or drink a little more, while on a dinner night out – like I was when I wore this outfit.”
Michelle from Seechele_styles on Instagram: “This thrifted sundress with built in bra is how I beat the summer heat.”
Suzanne from Ask Suzanne Bell: “I’ve recently discovered the joy and freedom that comes with wearing a Caftan. Dress her up or down, with flats or heels… there’s and instant glamour associated with this one-and-done timeless silhouette that has me dreaming of Palm Beach and mimosas poolside.”
Emma from Style Splash: "“Maxi dresses are my favourite way to keep cool without compromising on style when the weather heats up. Paired with flat sandals and a crossbody bag, they are perfect for day and night.”
Nina from Sharing a Journey: “We are taking the sizzle out of summer but keeping all the good stuff. Find out how to melt proof your makeup, choose the coolest clothes, look and feel amazing in the heat.”
Nancy from Nancy’s Fashion Style: “For me nothing speaks more Sizzling Summer than a white dress. And some evening sun, long hot Summer Eve’s with cocktails!”