Now you know I love my shorts. Especially my denim cut-offs (and here's how I styled them last summer). However, I realize that not all of you are shorts devotees. And from time-to-time we receive comments or emails asking for warm-weather options that cover up post-baby stretch marks or varicose veins. Maxi skirts are one good option, but another? Super comfy linen pants.
Linen pants often feel like sweatpants (and get softer after each washing – use the delicate cycle, lay flat to dry), but unlike sweatpants they have great drape and are very breathable.
And drape is good for your bum. (I'll just leave the "breathable" comment alone…)
Even better, I found a couple great pics from Shopbop and Calypso to use as inspiration…
I'm loving this look from Shopbop. The model is wearing Juicy Couture linen pants and a Vince sweater (now sold out).
I love the cropped, boxy sweater layered over the soft linen pant – so comfy chic. Perfect for a cooler summer night, strolling the beach.
Ok – using this pic as inspiration, we can re-create this look (linen pant + cropped top) a couple of different ways. Cropped oversized sweaters work (short or long sleeve), as do cropped swingy tanks for hot weather. Just layer your cropped tops over another tank. Please.
Here's what I came up with:
So I'm loving Calypso's printed linen pants, but you can recreate the feel of this outfit with a basic linen pant. Just add a printed scarf for cooler nights.
I'm also loving the cross-body fringe bag, but it's too small for the usual necessities. But good for those days when your guy is carrying his man-bag fully-loaded. (That sounds dirty. "Hey Baby….is that man-bag fully-loaded? Yeah. Thought so.")
Anywho, here's what I came up with:
Wow. I almost typed, "Likey likey?" What IS that? It's not even babytalk, it's….just….annoying. It's clearly time to go. So anyway….likey likey? AHEM. Thoughts, ladies?
ps. The Happiest Mom is talking about mom uniforms this week, and did the nicest shout-out. Go check it out.