outfit: how to dress up shorts for summer

May 27, 2014

chic shorts // the average girl's guide

It’s officially shorts season! While shorts are typically considered daytime or more casual wear, it’s also fun alternative to a dress or skirt during the summer, day or night. I wore this outfit on Sunday to a special little celebration for a new baby, and simply swapped out the wedges for nude flip flops to run errands. The scallops and touches of gold — particularly in the tank buttons — are built-in ways that make this a little dressier. For evening, consider an ivory lace blouse with strappy nude heels.

While denim can go dressy, it’s a bit more challenging; playing around with eyelet, lace, scalloped hems, linen, and even faux leather or other great textures to dress up with a beautiful blouse. I recently wore these faux leather shorts with this blouse (seen here) and heels for a girls night out. Perfect + stayed cool… and the entire outfit cost around $100!

lilly pulitzer scalloped shorts

shorts: lilly pulitzer // tank: lilly pulitzer  (wearing xs)// bag: michael kors via tj maxi (similar) // wedges: target (& love the stripe pair! recommend 1/2 size down) // bracelet: c/o joseph nogucci

navy and pink // lilly pulitzer scalloped shorts

how to dress up shorts for summer /// the average girl's guide

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  • http://www.mixmatchfashion.com/ Tara

    So in love with the scallops! You look perfect!

  • http://www.pennypincherfashion.com/ Kimberly

    Agh - those shorts are SO cute…love the print + scalloped hem!


  • Guest

    I am not a shorts person, but these are cute! I really love the wedges. I have been looking for a closed toe option for summer when I don’t have pedi time.

  • http://iamchiconthecheap.com/ Lyddiegal

    Your shorts are the cutest ever. Pink, printed and scalloped? In love.

    Chic on the Cheap

  • http://www.coralsandcognacs.com/ Hallie Wilson

    Also thrilled that it’s shorts season. Now time to get a tan on these pasty gams! Hope you had a great holiday weekend, lady. x

  • http://www.lovelucygirl.com/ Kayla Wallace Gilbert

    I wish I looked as good as you do in shorts! So flippin’ cute you are!! : )

  • http://www.lapetitepear.com/ Samantha Tananbaum

    Loved these when you posted them on Instagram, and they’re even cuter “in person!” Scalloped edges are such a fun detail. Love those wedges too!


  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/notifications/all Kristin Swenson

    Cutest shorts ever! Love the scallops!

  • http://www.rachelslookbook.com/ Rachel

    These scalloped shorts are so amazing!

    Rachel’s Lookbook

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