Dressing up shorts

Shorts were meant to be a casual summer apparel alternative, yet lately I am all about dressing them up. I love the subtle ruffle and envelope back of this chiffon blouse, and my now go-to white sandals combined with the sleek black short - is dressy masquerading as casual, or vice-versa?

Also, I could not be more pleased with how my top knot came out. It's one of those things where it either comes out perfect on the first try, or I do it ten times to no avail.

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The Rundown
Blue and White Floral Top c/o OASAP
Black Satin Shorts Made by Me similar
White Sandals Ferragamo via Coco's
Willis Bag Vintage Coach thrifted
Earrings Market in Italy similar
Hexagon Cuff Bracelet Line and Label similar
Hammered Gold Ring Thrifted similar
Gold Ring Thrifted similar
Nail Color "Bikini So Teeny" Essie

31 comments

  1. Loving that floral top! You look incredible! I love dressing up shorts with a nice top and/or a heel!

    xx,
    La Joie de Vivre by Alecia Mariana
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  2. Love the top! Such a pretty, rich blue color!

    xx Bee
    btnguyenx.wordpress.com

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  3. I love this - you've totally fancied up shorts (and, also, I am in love with your top - the colours and pattern are sooo pretty).

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  4. Dressing up shorts is something I've been wanting to try. This outfit looks great. Thanks for the inspiration!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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  5. You dress shorts up so well! Gorgeous!

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  6. I'm loving the top knot and love the look. I'm on board with dressing up shorts.

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  7. Yay for the perfect top knot! I feel like I don't have enough hair for one!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  8. Your hair looks great! And I love the ruffled detail on that blouse, it really elevates the whole look!

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  9. Top knots are the bane of my existence. I can never get mine right - I always end up with pieces sticking out (despite a plethora of bobby pins) that make me look rooster-ish. Yours is perfect, and I am suitably envious. I am also envious of your ability to make shorts look so put together. So far I've never managed to wear shorts elegantly during the summer - maybe it's the heat? - but you've inspired me to give it another try.
    xox,
    Cee

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  10. Oh my goodness, that shirt is perfection! I love the pattern and the fit of it.

    http://thepreppysisters.blogspot.com

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  11. I love dressed up shorts. Your top is beautiful. I am the same with a topknot. Sometimes no matter how many times I try it it just doesn't work out.

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  12. This lovely top is back! Great outfit and your top knot is pretty perfect.

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  13. The shorts are gorgeous dressed up, especially with that blue print. That color is so pretty!

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  14. Your top knot is total perfection girl!!! And so is this outfit :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  15. Love the cobalt with the black! Such a great combo :D
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  16. Such a pretty top. Definitely makes the shorts more formal.

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  17. Nice look and
    I hear you on the top knot.
    Either you
    get it right the first time
    or just style your hair another way.

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  18. Found your blog via Whitney Nic, and absolutely adore your style. This outfit is so casual but yet so chic and practical. YOu have a new follower.

    Thrifting Diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

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  19. I really like to dress up shorts as well. This top is so pretty! I love the blue on you!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  20. Your hair looks awesome, and that blouse is beautiful!

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  21. I love shorts dressed up! And that top is adorable!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  22. I love that there are so many dressier short options now! These look great on you, and I love that top!

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  23. This is an awesome print- and I'm totally with you; dressing up shorts is a fave move of mine! :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  24. You look stunning! And I'm so with you on the top knot. Sometimes it comes out perfectly and then other times it seems to take FOREVER to get it right!

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  25. I love dressing up shorts! It makes them so versatile. This outfit looks so great, especially with your top knot!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  26. Super cute! I think I might have to pull this top out of my closet since it's super hot here. And that open back would be nice and breezy...
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  27. Great look! :)


    http://jennidiamante.blogspot.fi/

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  28. Nice statement top with them! Top knots are cool.

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  29. That topknot is top notch!!
    Ha ha!! Corny, I know! :)

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