Daisy Dukes

It was legitimately too hot to wear clothes in New York this past weekend! And when it’s too uncomfortable to wear anything but a swimsuit, I break out the shorter-than-short denim cutoffs when I have to venture out of the A/C. To balance out all of the leg, I threw on a gauzy, lightweight blouse with my short shorts. I paired the casual separates with a sparkly statement necklace and a pair of simple sandals for dinner and drinks with friends. Rocking the low messy bun was essential!

gifted Tart Collections Blouse / AE Denim Cutoffs (super old, updated style here) / ZARA Sandals (sold out, similar under $100) / Bauble Bar Necklace / Ralph Lauren Aviators

Photos: Rose Mayo

PS – Amber from Real Girl Glam is hosting a little Denim Cutoffs styling party on Friday.. Take a picture rocking your daisy dukes and join in on the fun!

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  1. 7.9.13
    stephanie commented:

    lovely outfit for summer.
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

  2. 7.9.13
    Rachelle commented:

    I love this, so clean, chic and pretty.


  3. 7.9.13
    Kimberly commented:

    I’m pretty sure I would wear short shorts every day if I had your legs! Love the low messy bun on you too 🙂


  4. 7.9.13
    Lauren commented:

    I’m really loving the light, feminine blouse against your cut-offs. It’s the perfect contrast!

    Fizz and Frosting

  5. 7.9.13
    Ellen commented:

    I really really really love this outfit! You look beautiful and so skinnayy

  6. 7.9.13
    Dana commented:

    Love this combo!!

  7. 7.9.13
    toniegirl commented:

    Love the shorts and am jealous as I am still searching for a pair of cut offs that I adore!

  8. 7.9.13
    Tiffany Elam commented:

    I love that you dressed the shorts up, which makes them so much more versatile.


  9. 7.9.13
    Alyssa commented:

    I’ve been hunting for the perfect pair of cutoffs and these are them. I love the way you dressed them up, too!

  10. 7.9.13
    Ambika commented:
  11. 7.9.13
    Hannah commented:

    Super cute! I don’t know you NYC-ers do it in that heat!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  12. 7.9.13

    This is SOOOOOOO my style. Those cut-offs are perf! May have to join in on this link-up! =)

    XOXO, Jenn
    The Stylish Housewife

  13. 7.9.13

    great look to beat the summer heat — and loving that necklace too! xo


  14. 7.9.13

    I love my denim cutoffs too! Can’t wait for the linkup 🙂

  15. 7.9.13
    Kayla commented:

    You look FAB! Love all those jewels and the messy bun!!


  16. 7.9.13
    Jacqueline commented:

    I love the shorts with the nude heels! It looks great on you!


  17. 7.9.13
    Olivia commented:

    You look fabulous! This is a great outfit for those miserably hot days, and the ankle strap heels make it super chic!

  18. 7.9.13
    Nichole commented:

    You look lovely!

  19. 7.9.13
    Chelsea commented:

    Your legs look AMAZING Jessica! It’s way too hot this summer…let’s all live in short-shorts.

    Chelsea & The City

  20. 7.9.13
    Mana Smith commented:

    I adore this look, especially your shoes!

    Fashion and Happy Things

  21. 7.9.13
    Stacey commented:

    I love the messy bun!


    Five Minute Style 

  22. 7.9.13
    Nikki commented:

    Love this look! I love the denim cut offs with the statement jewels. So fabulous. I must get some cut offs this summer.


  23. 7.9.13

    So, I’m 23 and just bought my first pair of cut offs this summer! Who knew such a simple style could be so intimidating?! I love the way you paired these with such glitzy baubles!



    • 7.10.13
      Jessica Sturdy commented:

      They are SO intimidating! I know exactly what you mean!

  24. 7.9.13
    Kayla D commented:

    Such a simple and perfect outfit to fight the heat.

    Eat Play Dress

  25. 7.10.13
    Rose commented:

    These pics definitely don’t convey how hot it was, but that’s a good thing! I am all about the breezy light colors & yours look great.

  26. 7.10.13
    Julia commented:

    Love this look! So simple and clean for summer. You seriously look like a model, lady! Will I see you at C.Wonder tomorrow?

    Lemon Stripes

    • 7.10.13
      Jessica Sturdy commented:

      Oh please! You are far too kind. Yes, I will be there!! xo

  27. 7.12.13

    This is like my summer uniform but dressed up – I am obsessed with that top! Been looking for a comfy white blouse for forever – perfect pairing of the shorts with heels! Love!
    Nikki at http://www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

  28. 7.17.13

    LOVE that you went for a dressier look with your cutoffs. Your legs look amazing with the nude heels and your messy bun is perfection! Thanks for being one of the featured bloggers for the Denim Cutoff Challenge!