Dressing Up Jean Shorts

I love wearing jean shorts in the summer.  When the weather gets sticky, sometimes I'm just not in the mood to pull on a pair of skinny jeans and have that restricting feel.  Shorts are the perfect alternative when you're not in the mood to put on a dress, and yes they can be dressed up.  Paired here with a silk top and heels I am ready to grab drinks with the girls!

I love the drape of this cross-over blouse.  It adds just the right amount of interest and sexiness to an otherwise plain black blouse.

Although I would wear these cut-off denim shorts out for drinks, I still think they are a little too casual to wear out to dinner.  Here, I changed into cobalt blue skinny jeans by Paige Denim to make my outfit a bit dressier.  Cobalt is not only a huge color for the fall, but many denim companies are adding it as a basic wash to their denim lines.  I love how it looks paired with black.  What colors would you pair cobalt with?

Shorts J Brand
Shirt Chelsea Flower
Jeans Paige Denim
Shoes Steve Madden
Bag Chanel
Bracelets Stella and Dot, David Yurman, Lisa Freede
Sunnies Armani
Ring House of Harlow

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