As if it weren't obvious enough from my article yesterday on nude shoes, I'm in full-on Spring mode. However, the weather is not necessarily cooperating. Despite the constant Denver sunshine, temps continue to hover around "too cold for bare legs". Which is pretty much my barometer of real Spring.
One of my favorite styling tricks for gray days is to bust out my patterned shorts. Patterned shorts are almost dressy in a Palm Beach chic kind of way…so they help to elevate comfy mom clothes.
Throw them on over tights or leggings, add rain boots (or really, any boot would do), and something warm and comfy on top. It's an outfit that requires little thought, but looks a bit more interesting than the usual.
(wearing: Flexees shaper cami, Splendid v-neck tee, Juicy Couture tie-front cardigan to distract from the pooch, J. Crew shorts, textured tights from Nordstroms, Hunter rainboots and a Lands' End jacket)
Or do like J.Crew and throw these shorts on with a sweatshirt (I'd add a scarf and boots)….
Or try them with Spring's ubiquitous stripes and a denim jacket:
For more guidance on pattern mixing, see our article from last year, How To Mix Prints For Spring / Summer 2010. It still applies!!
What other summer staple are you guys trying to bust out now?