Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Double Take: City Chic and Hot-Day Casual

As I went to look for which outfit to post today I realized ALL I've been wearing lately are shorts and skirts...so I thought at least I could alternate them, which means today is another shorts day!

It's been a while since my last Double Take where I showed two different ways to wear: matching heels and clutch.  Today I'll show two different ways to style the same pair of linen shorts (for Fall and Summer)!

City Chic:
F21 linen shorts - FC ($7)
F21 sweater (in 1 size too big) - FC ($7.50)
Soho Lab wedges - FC ($10)
Vintage belt - STA ($4)
Accessories: F21 sunglasses;
 thrifted layered necklaces; handmade wrap bracelet 

Hot-Day Casual:
(same) F21 shorts
F21 cami from years ago
Soho Lab wedges
Vintage belt - Bargain Box ($2)
Vintage Dooney & Bourke - FC ($40)

I really love the City Chic version but since I live at the beach in southeastern North Carolina, the oversized-sweater-with-shorts look isn't really practical for Summer.  The Hot-Day Casual (self-descriptive) look is more appropriate for the weather we've been having lately.  I'll just have to wait until Fall to bring the sweater back out.  I'm thinking it will definitely be a Fall staple of mine!

Celebs also love the City Chic oversized-sweater look: (images via onsugar.com)
Kate Bosworth rocks hers with olive shorts and booties
(personal fav)
Rhianna keeps it casual with denim cutoffs and a fedora
This is a great casual look for errands around town.  You don't look like you tried too hard, yet it is still chic and put together!  For those of you who live in milder climates (or those who are just looking forward to Fall like me) here are some fun options (under $22.80):

What do you think about this combination?  Is it something you would rock in the fall or not?  Which celeb do you think wore it better?


Camber said...

Kate Bosworth wore it better for sure! And might I say that you look STUNNING in your "city chic" version of the double take. I don't remember that sweater, but I love it!

Meagan said...

Those shorts are sooo cute! After looking at them, I think I may have those but in the darker color (like in the F21 ad at the bottom). I love that shade you have though!

I think you are right about my shoes being Jeffrey Campbell knock offs. I didn't realize it until you pointed it out. So wait...you work at a consignment store that gets in real Jeffrey Campbells? That's amazing! Did you get a good deal on them?

Avellia said...

adore your f21 sweater on a first pic..
your face remindme with my sister's besties btw..hahhha... LOL :D
both of you have a pretty face :)

check out my blog whenever you had a chance :)

warmest regards,
Miss Aa

two birds said...

i love both looks...i think #1 is my fave, though. those shorts are amazing (it doesn't hurt that you've got the legs for them!)


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