Today I felt like wearing something completely different. It was hot, I didn’t feel like wearing a dress, or slacks, or anything really. I would go to work naked if I could. However, I felt it might cause some commotion if i turned up at the office naked. And then I decided to wear something very unconventional – shorts and a shirt!
Admittedly I work in PR so there is some flexibility in what we wear to work, however, I knew I had to dress it up. So, with my gorgeous white shorts, I wore a long sleeved brightly coloured, paisley, but very thin cotton shirt.
With my favourite NARS make up (will definitely do a post on this later), and some heels it looked smarter than your typical shorts and top outfit.
I love these shorts because the material is a thick, stretchy, cotton which looks smart while still being comfy. The shirt adds the pop of colour and paisley will always be a classic pattern (no matter how crazy the colours).
To give myself a bit of extra shape under my shirt (which is more baggy than usual), I used my favourite Fabulous by Victoria’s Secret push up bra. It is seriously comfortable and gives one extra shape and oomph. It really is a girls best friend. More so than diamonds.
Understandably, this outfit wouldn’t work for many workplaces, however, it is a fantastic outfit for a casual, summer outing. All while you still look smart and sassy.
What is your favourite casual summer outfit? And is it a little unconventional? I would love to see them on the Instagram hashtags #breakingdownbarriers and #aquaintrellelife.
Shirt: Ralph Lauren paisley shirt, Spring 2013 collection
Shorts: Lafayette 148 white cotton shorts, Summer 2012/2013 collection
Shoes: Target wedges in black, Summer 2012 collection
Bra: Fabulous by Victoria’s Secret, all year round collection