Shorts & Sleeves

I’ve always had a thing for longer sleeves and shorts. The combination feels a tad bit unexpected and is perfect for days where the temperature fluctuates with the time.

Printed shorts are everywhere this summer and while adorable, it can be hard to figure out what to pair with them. When in doubt, pick a solid color within the pattern. For a more out-of-the-box look, try pairing printed shorts with a complimentary color that is not within the color palette or a subtle pattern that doesn’t clash. With these shorts, I chose a solid navy top even though there isn’t any navy in the shorts.

Turquoise and purple is one of my favorite color combinations so my mind was already made up when I saw these shorts on sale at Loft last summer. See how I’ve mixed turquoise and purple before… here and here!

Navy Sweater: J.Crew // Shorts: Loft (similar) // Sandals: Sam Edelman c/o // Twitter Necklace: Bauble Bar // Watch: Michael Kors — 40% off! // Bracelets: J.Crew, Cara, J.Crew, Sequin NYC // Nails: OPI Gel Color ‘Strawberry Margarita’

Thanks for taking my pictures, Megan H!

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  1. 5.29.12
    Sara commented:

    Jessica, that necklace is amazing. I was just looking online yesterday for one (I also know you have a “Jessica” necklace as well) so I will be ordering mine TODAY. 🙂 Absolutely amazing!

    • 5.29.12
      Jessica commented:

      I definitely recommend Bauble Bar for personalized jewelry! They have the regular name necklaces, too! 🙂

      Can’t wait for dinner tonight! xo

  2. 5.29.12
    Samantha Penner commented:

    Completely loving everything about this outfit- especially the Bauble Bar necklace! I have been wanting to scoop one of those up, and I think you just convinced me. 🙂

    • 5.29.12
      Jessica commented:

      The necklace is definitely worth the 5 week wait!! Send me pics when you get yours! 🙂

  3. 5.29.12
    dlfab commented:

    Very nice look, I love the sandals

    • 5.29.12
      Jessica commented:

      Thank you! Sam Edelman sandals are always right on par 🙂

  4. 5.29.12

    Love the print on those shorts – though I think I would need mine a little longer to pull this off!

  5. 5.29.12
    Erica commented:

    Those are super cute shorts. And I just ordered those sandals because of your posts with them 🙂

  6. 5.29.12
    Tiffany Elam commented:

    I also have a thing for shorts & ls tops. This shorts are adorable!


  7. 5.29.12
    testingtastebud commented:

    I wish I could raid your closet! I would have a lifetime supply of beautiful clothes!!!

  8. 5.29.12
    Diana commented:

    Cute combo Jessica. I like pairing long sleeves with shorts too, especially for summer evenings. Loving the bracelets and dying for a similar necklace. Sees and I will be gifting them to each other on our birthdays 🙂


  9. 5.29.12
    SecretiveStyle. commented:

    I’m the same way! I love wearing shorts and long sleeve tops. Super cute!

  10. 5.29.12

    I love the combination of shorts and a long sleeved top! Super cute outfit!

  11. 5.30.12
    Maja commented:

    I love these shorts, the whole outfit is absolutely perfect for a summer day in the city!

    Maja –

  12. 5.30.12
    Passport to Style Team commented:

    so cute! I also love shorts and a long sleeve shirt!

    -Passport to Style Team

  13. 5.30.12
    smalltwnfashion commented:

    I love printed shorts! I need to get some ASAP – for me, they’re great because they take attention to my bottom half, instead of my top, which I appreciate every now and then. 🙂 You look relaxed yet chic – this is a great weekend look!

  14. 5.30.12
    Kate Hein commented:

    Long-sleeved tees are my passion and I’m so glad it’s shorts season so I can combine the two. Sitting here in a Muni tee and my Eddie Bauer’s as I write – just proof, I talk the talk and walk the walk 🙂

  15. 6.11.12

    Love the combination of shorts with long sleeves! Although I don’t get to wear the look often it’s definitely something I love the look of. These shorts and so cute and perfect paired with the simple top and sandals.