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STYLE GURU STYLE: Opposites Attract

Fall is near, but before I completely switch up my wardrobe, I like to make the most out of my summer clothes. Shorts will always be a staple, especially living in Florida. Even as the weather starts to change up, I find that it’s best to start by adding in fall pieces little by little. The alice + olivia fall 2015 collection was the inspiration behind this ensemble. The combination of the shorts and jacket made the perfect contrasting duo.

Pairing pieces like shorts and a lightweight jacket will probably be my go-to as we approach fall. Since this is also considered the rainy season, my utility jackets will surely be coming in handy. I love to wear them with just about everything since they add a little sportiness to an otherwise casual look.

Although some looks in the collection played with print on top and bottom, I was drawn to the ones where just one piece popped. To balance out the fun print of my shorts, I went for a plain navy blue jacket with a gray tank underneath. The navy on top also brought out the navy stripes in my shorts, which I thought tied this look together well.

I wanted all the attention to be on my shorts, so I decided to keep it simple with accessories. My staple watch and stud earrings were the perfect jewelry pieces to complete this look. For shoes, my T-strap flat sandals did just the trick. Last but not least, I added my gray backpack and was ready for a long day of classes!

Get My Look: 1. Utility jacket. 2.Printed shorts. 3.Backpack.