Birds Of Paradise // printed shorts + oversized blazer

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

nyc fashion blogger oversized blazer
Shorts can be dressy too! Pair your favorite printed pair with a simple top and a well-tailored, oversized blazer for a fresh take on office chic. 
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wearing shorts to work
It may be September, but that doesn't mean you have to cut shorts out of your wardrobe rotation just YET. After all, it's still summer until the 22nd! I love this printed pair that features a "birds of paradise" pattern. The intricate design and bright, tropical colors make them that much more luxe. 
dress shorts
birds of paradise shorts
A shorts-and-blazer look is polished and modern. It provides stylish juxtaposition between weekend/work and uptown/downtown. I also love how this oversized jacket plays with proportions by hitting right above the hemline of my shorts. 
cream oversized blazer blogger
oversized blazer
A touch of metallic is almost always a good idea. Silver was huge this past year and, good news for my fellow lovers-of-all-things-shiny, this trend is staying strong through fall! A bit of shine truly helps elevate even the most casual of looks. 
silver ankle strap sandals
oversized cream blazer shorts
Speaking of shine, this Kate Spade crossbody compliments my silver sandals beautifully. In a neutral tone, it's also super versatile. But of course a stripe of gold gives it an added element of sophistication and pop. 
kate spade gold crossbody
shorts blazer outfit
I incorporated both cream and white into this ensemble, which to some may be considered a bit daring - especially after Labor Day. But I love the look of bright whites against more yellow tones, and with a necklace to match, my entire outfit comes full circle. 
gold double strand necklace
daytime blogger makeup
Delicate yet statement-making, these pearl-back studs are classic go-to for me. 
pearl back earrings
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I love how this look is professional but not stuffy, it's laid-back and easy yet packed with polish. And that's all thanks to this gorgeous oversized blazer. A piece like this (in any color) is a definite must-have for anyone and everyone! Cropped versions are officially out of least for now ;) 
how to wear oversized blazer
spring fall shorts blazer
Photos by Dan Harper
[v-neck tee: Ann Taylor // blazer: Elizabeth & James (I also like this one) // shorts: Ann Taylor // sandals: Ann Taylor (I also like this pair) // purse: Kate Spade // necklace: Loft (I also like this one)// earrings: Ann Taylor (similar here) // watch: Kate Spade // amethyst bangle: David Yurman // cream bangle: Kate Spade // heart tag bracelet: Tiffany & Co. // lipstick: Bare Pop by Clinique

As summery as this look may seem - I know, I know, everyone is SO fixated on fall right now - it's actually perfect for this time of year! Because let's face it, it's still super hot outside (it was 90 degrees this past weekend in NYC). But by adding a chic jacket into your usual shorts-and-tee mix, you're putting your own autumn spin on a tried-and-true summer favorite. Pretty genius, right? 
elizabeth james blazer
// SHOP //


  1. love the blazer and shorts combo!

  2. You look beautiful as always keep up the good work.

  3. This is so my kind of outfit! I love what you are wearing from top to bottom! <3 And as I already said on Instagram, those shorts are awesome because of the gorgeous tropical print! I really, really enjoy the look you have put together and I wish summer would come back so that I could create something inspired by your look :)

  4. Lovely outfit. <333
    I'm back on my blog...

  5. Shorts with a blazer is one of my favorite combos! Like you said, I love how a blazer can dress up shorts so easily!

  6. Yess, I totally agree, I love dressing up shorts! And these pretty ones deserve to be dressed up!

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