Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Confident Twosday: Plaid and Jean Shorts

Top-Gap, thrifted (similar, similar) | Shorts-Loft, thrifted (similar, similar) | Belt-AE (similar) | Shoes-Converse (exact, similar) | Hat-J Crew Factory (exact, similar) | Necklace-won 

I love this easy, Americana look. Button ups are my go to this summer. With the sleeves rolled up they offer me just enough arm coverage for freezing AC temps, but are cool enough for temps in the 70s and low 80s. This was a top I got through Thred Up* last year and it's been worn so many ways. I find it really versatile because it is a lightweight cotton material ideal for summer, but the pattern allows it to transition into fall and be layered for winter. 

I am so excited to have Jill from Doused in Pink co-hosting today. She lives just over the border in Illinois and we found out we like to shop at the same outlet mall! I hope a meet up there is in our future because Jill finds amazing clothing deals and has a great sense of style!
I do deClaire (Bloglovin) | Doused in Pink (Bloglovin

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  1. I love a great button up! I like to wear them over tees and tanks in the summer when we are going to dinner or the movies. It is always freezing inside! I have sent two bags to ThreadUp - now it is time for me to shop(: Susan

  2. Love the look of plaid and denim shorts! The hat and converse are perfect with this! Thanks for having me today as a co-host!


  3. I love this casual look on you! Jill is so great. Glad to see her cohost!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  4. Love this casual look, so pretty.


  5. Love your thrifted pieces and together this is indeed a chic, casual Americana look. I need some white converse shoes. Great co-host also. I love Jill. =)

  6. You're looking adorable in those denim shorts and that cool fedora!


    Dawn Lucy


  7. You can't go wrong in the summer with plaid + Chuck's! :)


  8. Hi!! New around here! Love this look - and you are so right it's so American! And living in Italy this makes me SOOOO happy to see! Following along on bloglovin.

  9. I love wearing button-down tops in the summer. I've been thinking lately about wearing my plaid tops with my shorts, and you just convinced me!

  10. you know i love some plaid!! btw i was in the same city you were this weekend! it's about 1.5 hrs from atl. how funny is that??

  11. Button ups have been my go-to this summer as well...until the last couple of weeks when it's been in the upper 80s/low 90s. I've had to switch it up a bit! But I love your Gap top and what a great thredup up find. I didn't even realize they had been around since last summer!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  12. A perfect summer outfit. Plaid, shorts and Converse. (which I have in a couple colors myself and love) I have never bought from Thred Up - yet - but see blogger friends and igfriends find all sorts of wonderful stuff there so I may try them soon. Have a lovely Tuesday, XOXO, Elif

  13. Great casual cool look on you Laura! Really love your plaid top & mirrored aviators!
    Marta, xo

  14. I only wish we were having 70-low80 degree temps! If and when the weather cools down, you bet I will be busting out my button ups!

  15. I love this western look! I've been craving those converse and they look great with your casual look

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

  16. You look effortlessly stylish in relaxed summer look.

    xoxo Ra


  17. This look is so cute! Plus, I am having super converse-envy today!

  18. Such an easy and adorable look! I've been wearing my lighter button-ups to work too since I have to have my shoulders covered. I like the looser fit to keep cool in the heat!

  19. You can never go wrong with Converse and jean shorts! You look great!

    Nicole to the Nines

  20. Beautiful laid back look!

    Thanks for joining the Style Me Wednesday fashion blog link-up; hope to see you again tomorrow!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com
    Come by! Weekly Style Me Wednesday fashion blog link-up

  21. Loooove Americana style!!! You look fabulous! Thanks for hosting!

    x Nina


  22. Oh I have visited Doused in Pink before! Love the blog name. And your look is so cute Laura, Just my kind of thing. Casual cool is what I love as well. xo Sabina @Oceanblue Style

  23. I love a good pair of jean shorts. Cute and comfy. Win win.

  24. You guys should definitely meet up - that would be so fun! And yay for jeans shorts and plaid - the absolutely perfect summer combo.

  25. Gorgeous all-American look....love the roll up shorts!!!


  26. Ha Ha, we were twins the other day
    I gotta tell ya, I ended up throwing on my chucks later that day due to rain.

  27. I love the plaid shirt with denim shorts! So cute on you.

  28. I love the plaid and short combo! I think it can be really summery and fun, and good for those times your shoulders need a little coverage.

    Chic on the Cheap