Colored bottoms. In the colder months, all I wear is jeans... that is if you don't count sweatpants and yoga pants ;). And honestly, there's not even much variety in the few pairs of jeans I own. But when summer comes, I'm all about having more variety and mixing some more colorful bottoms into my wardrobe. While I'm often in a sundress, I have a few pairs of shorts that I absolutely love, a few of which are colored or have a print on them. The one thing you will notice is that I'm a fan of a little bit longer short. While I used to only wear bermuda shorts, I have started to wear a slightly shorter inseam (usually 4-6 inches). Here's a pair of shorts I just got this year. I love the print, the length, and the slightly thicker material. I have to admit that at first I worried I wouldn't get a lot of wear out of them since they are paisley, but since they are in different shades of blue, they are easily paired with a lot of different tops. Here are two examples of how I've worn them so far.
Since I would describe my style as being pretty simple and muted, if I'm wearing patterned shorts, I try to keep my top more simple. I've seen many people mix colors and patterns really well, but I just feel more comfortable keeping one piece of my outfit as the standout. I do this by either pulling a color from the shorts and wearing it in a solid tank. Or you can always stick with the neutrals... black, white, or chambray. Then, if I want to add a little more excitement to my outfit, I can do so with the accessories. I love how adding the red tassel necklace to my otherwise blue outfit made it patriotic for the 4th of July.
My shorts are from Loft.
While no longer available, they have so many cute options... solid and printed!
chambray shirt (similar, similar) | bracelets | sandals (in black) | sunglasses
My style recipe is all about easy outfits that are comfortable while still looking good. In the cooler months, I like to achieve this by layering with light jackets and scarves. But in the summer when you desperately want to stay cool, I like to add some extra interest with brighter colors and fun patterns. That's why I love this colored bottoms trend so much!
Head on over to Jenn and Anne's blogs to check out the colored bottoms they styled for the Mom Style Remix!
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