Monday, August 17, 2015

Elephant Print Shorts and Jeweled Top

jeweled collar top, elephant print shorts, straw clutch, birkenstock sandals
Top-Zara (similarsimilar) | Shorts-Loft c/o (exactsimilar) | Belt-AE (similarsimilar) | Sandals-Birkenstock (similarsimilar) | Clutch-J.Crew c/o (similarsimilar) | Watch-MK c/o (similarsimilar) | Bracelets-DIYed | Sunglasses-Maui Jim (similarsimilar

Just a few years ago, I wouldn't have thought to pair these two items together. Why? The top has embellishments. The shorts are a print. That doesn't mean they each need to be paired with a solid though. Although each piece has an interest level, they can still be complimentary to each other. Each piece is bold enough to stand on its own with a neutral top, but with a classic, neutral color palette they aren't at odds, competing for attention. And when layering it out of the question, the added detail makes the whole outfit look purposeful. I look put together, while still being totally comfortable and staying cool. It's a win-win! 


jeweled collar top, elephant print shorts, straw clutch, birkenstock sandals

jeweled collar top, elephant print shorts, straw clutch, birkenstock sandals

jeweled collar top, elephant print shorts, straw clutch, birkenstock sandals

jeweled collar top, elephant print shorts, straw clutch, birkenstock sandals
Top-Zara (similar, similar) | Shorts-Loft c/o (exact, similar) | Belt-AE (similar, similar) | Sandals-Birkenstock (similar, similar) | Clutch-J.Crew c/o (similar, similar) | Watch-MK c/o (similarsimilar) | Bracelets-DIYed | Sunglasses-Maui Jim (similar, similar

Shorts worn with neon and with eyelet. Top worn with dark jeans and grey jeans.

26 comments:

  1. I would have never thought to put them together either, but they look so good. You really do have an eye.

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  2. Such cute shorts! I love the top paired with them. :)

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  3. Those shorts are adorable! I love the details in your top too!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  4. Those shorts are darling and I love your embellished top!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  5. The two piece look great together

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  6. Great pairing! Glad you decided to go for it. Isn't it funny how our style evolves.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  7. I love elephants! This is a must have! You look STUNNING!

    ♥ HAPPY MONDAY! ♥

    THE KAWAII PLANET

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  8. Loving that color block shirt. Seriously perfect!!

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  9. I completely agree--these 2 pieces can absolutely be paired together! Those shorts are one of the cutest things I've ever seen.

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  10. I totally agree, these two interesting pieces would stand out on their own but don't compete with each other either. They definitely work together!

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  11. Ah those shorts are too cute, I love elephant print! Your top and shorts look great together!

    xx,
    Susie

    www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

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  12. I think they look great paired together! I need a summer embellished shirt, I have a long-sleeved one for the fall, but a summer one would be great with my patterned shorts.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  13. I think these are cute together, love those shorts.
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

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  14. I adore this pairing!! What a great print and mix it with some bling and thays right up my alley :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  15. You are right- it does work so well together! Ahh, I wish we had a Zara nearby!

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  16. love this chic casual look, those shorts are so cute!!

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  17. I used to think the same way about embellished items. I'm glad I'm over that! :-) I love these cutie pie shorts, the elephants are darling!

    Brooke

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  18. Your shorts are so cute! I love it!

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  19. I love how you remixed these fab shorts, Laura! They look great with your Birkenstocks! A perfect summer look.

    Christie
    The Closet by Christie

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  20. It's always interesting to think about how much our style evolves and how much more willing we become to try things we previously thought couldn't work. Love the elephant print shorts - so adorable!
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  21. With a healthy fit body and a lovely smile, you look beautiful on everything and anything.

    From Jing at www.bejingxu.com

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  22. Adorable elephant shorts. I also love the neutral colorblocked top. I too am bolder with how I dress now since the last 3+ especially the last couple of years I have been blogging full-time. =)

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  23. how cute are those dang elephant shorts?

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