Middle Of The Road

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Take your casual, weekend wear to the next level by exchanging your middle-of- the-road accessories for something a bit more out of the box. 
Yellow shorts are great because they have the same effect as white shorts (they make your legs appear extra tan) without the side effect of having a panic attack whenever something stain-inducing is in sight. 
Center a neutral outfit around a pop of bright color for an unexpected punch. In this look, I chose yellow against white, nude, and black. I incorporated yellow into my outfit through my arm candy and shorts. 
Add sophisticated jewelry to polish off an otherwise simple look. This is the key element that will really take your outfit from plain to chic. 
Nude heels are always my favorite, especially in summer. And this pair of Vince Camutos is surprisingly comfortable. The kitten heel is perfect for (almost) all day wear. 
If you want to wear shorts and look stylish and presentable, keep it classy with length. A great weekend short hits your fingers when you drop your arms. This length is flattering while keeping you concealed and cool. 
Yellow and white is a super fresh combination for summer. It's bright and cheerful and will make you stand out against all the greenery. 
Paint on a bright lip stain for an extra splash of color. Pink shades are hot right now. Bonus if it matches your nail polish! 
 Photos by Dan Harper (thanks Dad)! 
[top: Gap, shorts: Ann Taylor, heels: Vince Camuto, necklace: Neiman Marcus, earrings: fine jewelry, yellow bangle: Ann Taylor, yellow flower bracelet: J. crew]

While "middle of the road" casual wear is fine, sometimes I crave a bit more of a polished casual look. When that mood strikes, I always feel the need to whip out a pair of nude heels and throw on some of my sparkliest accessories. 

This is the perfect look for lunching with family or taking a stroll in the city with friends. After all, you never know who you may run into. Although comfort is essential, sometimes I just need heels to give you that extra boost! 


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45 comments:

  1. i love love this look. Yellow + white and the photos are fantastic. your dad is good. What lens does he used?

    xo
    Sam
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  2. I definitely agree about the length of the shorts! Such a classy length you have right now. Great look. Yellow is such a great color on you! And your dad did a great job with the photos xo

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  3. You always have the best accessories! Love the pop of yellow your shorts give this look too!

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  4. You're so beautiful and I adore the gorgeous yellow. This is one of my favourite colour combinations right now

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  5. Love the color of your shorts...I so need to go shopping!

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  6. Firstly, love the location of this photoshoot. And you are dressed perfectly for a sunny day- with a bright colour :) xx Maja

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  7. Marvelous and beautiful summer look Kat! This is the perfect way to style shorts classy and chic. I love everything :)

    xx Mira

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  8. Hi Sweetheart,
    You look awesome, I really like your shorts
    Wishing you an amazing day.
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage Diary

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  9. Amazing colours!
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  10. Hey that is a great tip about yellow shorts. And up love nude pumps. I recently got a pair at Payless of all places and they look expensive even though they so were not.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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  11. Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the shorts, what a fun color. You look amazing.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  12. It is really a nice outfit and the mix of colours is great, what to say about the accessories!!!
    Kisses honey

    Alicia & Sofía
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  13. Love your bright shorts and lip color. Cool pictures!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  14. Stunning pictures and beautiful outfit, yellow look so good on you. *__*
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  15. You're so right about yellow being less stressful than white. I literally worry before I touch or sit on anything when I wear white bottoms, but not with anything else, even if it's light.

    You look fab, even though this look is a bit more casual than normal!

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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  16. Beautiful! wishing you a great weekend…
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  17. Os true, sometimes al your need is a great accesorie, I like the yelow polka dots shorts.

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  18. I always love how you add your tips on how to wear certain garments, therefore, it is much more interesting to read your posts, Kat! :)
    And you look so amazing in this outfit- I thought that white and blue was the perfect summer combination, but now I am convinced that it is white and yellow! :) Those shorts look amazing on you & show off the beautiful legs you have!

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  19. Ahh Kat those yellow shorts are a must have summer piece! I'm with Maddie, the white and yellow makes for a perfect summer combo! You look beautiful as always! Happy Sumer Solstice girlie:)!

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  20. Love the POP of yellow! It screams summer :D

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  21. This outfit is so pretty! I love the yellow shorts :) I also love how you include so much style advice in every post. They are so helpful.

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  22. You look so pretty in the outfit!
    Kisses
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  23. So beautiful.those shorts are so stunning
    You look very chic
    Keep intouch
    Cheers

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  24. ooh i love your shorts! the color is fantastic! theres something about this look that is so refreshing! :)

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  25. These shots in the road are amazing! You look stunning!

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  26. Beautiful pics! Love your shorts, yellow is fantastic color for summer!

    KARAMODE

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  27. So odd , u are trying to look tan and we in india are trying to remove out tan , it's so hot over hear , everybody get tan automatically
    Anyways, I really like yellow shorts , super bright and fun for summers
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  28. Thanks for your visit my love! can't wait to see more of your beautiful looks!
    kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  29. You look so adorable in this look! the yellow shorts def make your legs look tanner and also make your outfit look so summery and fun! Thanks for sharing!
    XOXO

    MIlu
    www.hellolupi.blogspot.com

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  30. great photos! love your sunny shorts!
    happy day dear!

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  31. In love with your yellow shorts ��

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  32. This is such a great outfit-those yellow short are perfect for summer:) And I really love how you captured your outfit in these photos!
    xo Olivia

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  33. I'm in love with such beige shoes) This pair is simply perfect one) Your look is also very pretty good today, those yellow shorts are super chic! Thank You for sharing such a nice, inspiring post!
    Wish you a blessed day ahead!

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  34. sweeeet!!!
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  35. Happy Thursday Kat! Can't wait to see your new post :)

    xx

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  36. Sweety, you really look amazing!!!
    Really something I would wear, that yellow is perfect!
    Love the yellow stripes on the floor matching!
    Check out my new post if you want. ;)
    Love, Lima xoxo

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