This spring break I traveled home to sunny California. The much-needed change of weather and pace was refreshing and exactly what I needed to reboot for the remainder of the semester. Walking along the beach, laying out poolside, and eating fresh fruits and veggies filled my sun-drenched days. With weather like this, the fashion needed to match the laid-back, carefree atmosphere.
Enter American shorts. This Fashionista inspired me to scour for a pair of unique denim. She sports the quintessential spring break outfit with her printed shorts and a tied tank top with her bikini straps peeking out. Shorts are an essential item for warm weather because of their versatility. With so many cuts, washes, and prints, they are the perfect go-to garment. A pair of printed shorts, like this American pair, gives off a fun and casual vibe—ideal for a sunny Cali day. Layer them over your bikini bottoms for a beachy look (like she does), or pair them with a loose tank top and accessories for a day at an outdoor shopping complex. This Fashionista matches the flag’s faded red stripe with a deep coral tank, knotted at the hip to accentuate her figure. She keeps with the American theme with her chic white sandals, which help polish her look more so than basic flip-flops.
To emulate a style similar to hers, shop around for a unique pair of denim shorts. Balance out the shorts’ outgoing print or pattern with a basic top so they remain in the spotlight. For a casual, beachy look keep accessories to a minimum like this Fashionista; however, accessories will instantly dress up this ensemble. Regardless of how you choose to wear the shorts, they’ll be sure to draw attention in the best way.
One Simple Change: Plan on going out to a beachy bar or club? A pair of high-waist shorts will meet all your style needs. This cut is polished and put together, yet still provides a casual feel to the ensemble. Find a pair of brightly colored or pastel ones and pair it with a white top and a piece of statement jewelry. Want to draw the eyes up? Opt for a black pair of high-waist shorts with a bright top. Always accessorize with a smile—the weather is warm and you got your daily does of vitamin D from the sun.