This outfit is somewhere between Little House on the Prairie and safari chic. The root of this outfit is pretty simple here, just a pair of shorts and a top. However, I decided to spice up this classic summer pairing with an out of the box color combination; blue and olive green.
Let’s cut to the chase with the outfit details:
First up: the olive green shorts. These pleated shorts are from Madewell and such a welcome change from traditional jean shorts. This summer I have been living in dresses more than anything, but I love these as a denim alternative since they’re way comfier.
Usually with shorts I like to go up a size because I don’t like the legs or waistband tight. I went up to a size 6 and these fit wonderfully. They run TTS.
Olive is such a great neutral and you can pair it with a ton of colors. Exhibit A: this baby blue Free People blouse. (Other non-black or white colors that work: light yellow or pink, navy, and tan.)
There are 3 little ties (top, middle, and near the bottom) on the back of this blouse to keep things nice and airy for this time of the year. I went ahead and wore a regular bra here because truthfully, the openings in between each tie aren’t that big, but you could always wear a bandeau or tank under depending on your comfort level.
The tie back is a nice little surprise and fun contrast to the high neckline and proper sleeves. It’s made from lightweight eyelet cotton and fits true to size. (It’s under $100 and also comes in ivory.)
I opted to tuck it in because my shorts are high rise, but it is slightly cropped so you don’t have to if you don’t want to.
I bought these tan Sam Edelman booties earlier this summer and I’m so happy with them. They have the perfect heel height – not too high or low – so you can wear them all day. The western detail on them is really subtle, so you can wear them with anything, but they aren’t plain or boring. These also come in a darker brown, and I just saw a new pair in white faux croc that I think I totally need!
If you’re in doubt over your next summer outfit, try this color combo! (It’s also a great transitional color palette as we start to head into fall.)