The Long Shorts Version :: boyfriend shorts + stripes

Thursday, June 18, 2015

I created this outfit to show how you can look put-together for a summer weekend outing without turning to a dress or a skirt. Yes, shorts can keep you comfy while dressing up your look at the same time. Your comfortable weekend wear just got a whole lot more polished. 
You've probably noticed the big black dog in some of my photos here. Funny story: when my dad and I shot these pics we were in farmland country down in North Carolina. We were taking these photos by the side of the road (up against a church) when this seemingly stray dog approached us. It came out of nowhere and honestly scared both of us - I'm not a big fan of large dogs. He/She was super friendly though and thankfully only wanted to play - that and be my modeling partner ;)
Taking boyfriend shorts to the next level, I chose a chiffon pair (which can be bought here) in a cool navy shade that borderline men's wear yet are still refreshingly feminine. In addition, they're ultra flattering and insanely comfy, which is always a plus in my book! 
Step aside flip flops, slides are my new favorite sandal! I love them because they have a minimalist look to them accompanied by an effortless summertime vibe. These champagne-colored ones are neutral enough to go with everything while their slight shimmery gleam dresses up whatever you wear them with.  
This dog tag necklace by Michael Kors is an unusual piece because although the concept of a [fashion] dog tag is super casual and even grungy, this design is refined and elegant. As a result, the necklace has a laid-back air to it but at the same time looks classy and strangely traditional. 
Literally looks like this stranger dog is about to bite off my reality it was just a yawn, but you can tell I look nervous in this shot. I am telling you, I am not a big-dog person. 
I'm wearing coral earrings for the slightest splash of summertime pizzaz. I love how the hue pops next to navy. 
I think it's safe to say that my short-short days are over. In fact, I just donated my last pair of denim cut-offs before moving to New York (RIP). Although I've never been a huge lover of shorty shorts, there will always be a place in my heart for ones of the longer variety. Now this is the pair you can proudly wear out to dinner (Mom would be proud). 
No watch for this look - weekends are for living in the moment! 
Photos by Dan Harper 
[top: Ann Taylor (similar here and on sale), shorts: Loft, slide sandals: Halogen, necklace: Michael Kors (I also like this one), earrings: Melanie Auldamethyst bangle: David Yurman, thin gold bangle: Alex & Ani, gold link bracelet: Stella & Dot, silver heart bracelet: Tiffany & Co.

I have to admit, sometimes on the weekend I get lazy. I want to wear something comfortable since during the week I'm typically dressed up for work. But this look is proof that you can have the best of both worlds. Consider your weekend outfit planned. You're welcome! 


  1. Certainly a great weekend outfit choice :) I'm the same, lazy on weekends and therefore just hanging out in a training suit, which is so classy I know ;) xx Maja

  2. aww lovely short
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  3. Adorable summer look Kat! Love your striped top. The dog is so cute :D


  4. That is the perfect striped top, you can wear it with almost anything!

  5. love this laid back ootd of yours dear :)

  6. nice post! :)


  7. Gorgeous outfit, I'm loving the accessories and that cute dog :)

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  8. Beautiful outfit and sweet dog ! :))

  9. These shorts are so cute! They've got a great dressy/casual vibe going on.

  10. I love stripes! pretty as always!

  11. You are dressed simply but faultlessly, you look charming no matter what you wear, though:)
    Pictures are fabulous, I was closely examining each of them!
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  12. The perfect casual summer look! I have an awesome giveaway up on my blog, I hope you'll check it out!

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  13. Your hair & eyes are so beautiful. WOW! I like the boyfriend shorts. I should probably get a pair or two myself for summer. :]

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  14. You look absolutely stunning doll! Great photos.

  15. I love your navy look, beautiful jewelry!!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  16. Love long shorts! They are so comfy!
    You look great!

  17. Your eyes are really stunning! Love that hairstyle too! It suits the look very well.

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  18. Effortless chic

  19. I must saw that dog is a cute modeling partner but as you are I am afraid of big dogs too. I would especially be scared if this one came out of nowhere. You kept your modeling composure perfectly! You are a pro! Love this outfit! I am a huge fan of shorts of this length. They make a casual outfit more dressy. This really is the perfect weekend look! I love the blingly dog tag too. I don't think I have ever seen one so fabulous but your accessories are always fantastic! You never disappoint!


  20. Oh I like the length of these and they look great with a striped tee. I bought one at COS, Spring and Greene street have you been there yet. Very cool.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  21. I'm loving this casual look for summer, you can never go wrong with stripes! :)

    XO Courtney

  22. the flip flops are so stunning
    great look,perfect for a casual day,

  23. This is such a fun post! I love your outfit AND all of the pics the dog photobombed :)

    Boyfriend shorts are basically a no-brainer in denim, but I like that these are a bit different.

    Something About That

  24. Great look

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  25. Love the look of shorts on you Kathleen! Very summer ready.. I adore the stripes! And aww the dog is so precious :)

    -- new blogpost in my blog :)
    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx

  26. Beautiful outfit...buh i love the slippers more

  27. You look so beautiful babe. Love those sandals.
    Great pics:P

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  28. You are beautiful! Kiss

  29. In love! You look amazing as always girl! ! I am loving stripes for summer! So chic look! The dog is such a cutie ! You can check out my new post featuring my favorite boho coins necklace. Love, Mary

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    Great post!
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  31. such a chic look! love those shorts! you look so lovely :)

  32. I'm a dog person so I love that doggie in your pictures! And how sweet that your dad takes your pictures for you! You must have an amazing dad! :)

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