Stripes, Shorts, & Sandals

east coast preppy summer outfit

Blouse  |  Shorts  |  Sandals  |  Bag  |  Sunglasses  |  Watch

I’m back in New York for a quick 48 hours this week (flying back to Chicago tomorrow afternoon for the Express event!) and it’s kind of surreal to be back. I’m staying at a hotel in my old neighborhood so it doesn’t really feel different in so many ways, but so much has changed in just a month. Storefronts have changed, bars and restaurants have closed, new places have popped up… all in a quick 30 days! I’m interested to see how I feel when I leave, that’s for sure. I’ll be honest, though, there were quite a few moments yesterday afternoon where I thought, “Nope, I definitely don’t miss it.”

What I always enjoy about New York, however, is wandering through the tree-lined streets of the West Village and I’ve built in a few hours to do that this afternoon with my old photographer and friend, Lydia. Yesterday’s agenda was a quick one — grabbed a smoothie at my favorite Juice Generation in Soho, got my hair freshened up at my old salon, stopped by Chobani for their new Feta & Watermelon concoction, and went to see the show An American in Paris with my friend Lauren. Loved the show, but oh man you guys — Times Square is always such a nightmare! I have a few exciting meetings today and tomorrow morning before I fly out on Thursday afternoon. In between meetings, I’m just trying to see how many of my favorite restaurants I can cross off my list! 🙂 Be sure to follow along on Instagram and Snapchat (my username is JessicaSturdy)!

tie front blouse stripes

striped tie-front blouse, white denim boyfriend shorts, jack rogers sandals

casual preppy outfit -- tie front blouse, white jean shorts, jack rogers sandals, gold link watch, louis vuitton neverfull

tie-front blouse, white denim shorts, jack rogers

ann taylor shirt, gap denim shorts

casual preppy summer outfit

blue and white striped blouse, white denim shorts, jack rogers sandals, louis vuitton neverfull

Striped Tie-Front Blouse (on sale!)
White Denim Boyfriend Shorts (similar here)
Platinum Sandalsmy go-to all summer long!
LV Tote Bag (also available here!)
White Aviator Sunglasses
Chain Link Watch

Lydia Hudgens Photography

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  1. 8.5.15

    I’m in love with your shirt on account of a slight obsession with stripes 🙂

  2. 8.5.15
    Megan said:

    I love the tie waist shirt and those sandals together!

  3. 8.5.15
    Allie said:

    I am IN LOVE with that shirt! It’s so perfect!

  4. 8.5.15
    Sophie said:

    Love how casual and put together this outfit is!

  5. 8.5.15
    Meagan said:
  6. 8.5.15
    Natali said:

    Fantastic blouse and tote, you’re looking great in this casual outfit.

  7. 8.5.15

    Love everything about this outfit! So cute!

    Madison Martine

  8. 8.5.15
    Minau said:

    Very pretty ensemble! Lovely shirt!

  9. 8.5.15
    Shannon said:

    Love the length of these shorts! Not booty, but not granny either – desperately in search for a pair of my own

  10. 8.5.15

    Sometimes it’s a little earry going back to a place you once called home! Love the tie front blouse!

    C’s Collection |

  11. 8.5.15

    I always feel the same way about NYC. It’s definitely a love/hate relationship with the city!

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent

  12. 8.5.15
    Liv said:

    Love this casual, summer look.


  13. 8.5.15

    I’m having serious bag lust. You look super cute!

    Her Heartland Soul

  14. 8.5.15
    Kate said:

    This is literally the perfect combination: pinstripes and Louis Vuitton!

  15. 8.5.15

    Cute cute cute photos!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  16. 8.6.15
    Jen said:

    I love the style of that blouse! This is making me think about investing in a striped button-up since it’s so classic looking!

  17. 8.6.15

    Comfy and casual, the perfect #ootd

  18. 8.7.15

    Love that tie front blouse…perfect for a blistering summer day!!


  19. 8.8.15

    I LOVE your new blog design, so pretty and so you! <3

  20. 8.8.15
    mkmcc1992 said:

    I love your shirt! So adorable!

  21. 8.9.15
    Elisabeth said:

    I love this outfit. Looks like something I’d wear on a summer day. It’s casual, yet very chic.

    Diary of Elegance

  22. 8.9.15

    The blue striped shirt with the white shorts is such a classic look. Also, I love the new layout/design of the site.

    Happy Sunday Jess 🙂

  23. 8.9.15
    annlelma said:

    I already checked in to the striped blouse at Ann Taylor. Love the blouse…love the price. I am so happy you mom shared your blog with me.

  24. 8.10.15

    Love this tie waist blouse so much!! And I love your white sunnies!!

  25. 8.10.15
    Larisa said:

    YAAAAASSSSS NEW WEBSITE! I’ve been following you for what feels like forever. Love love love the new look; matches your outfits and personality so well. Yay!

    xx Larisa @

  26. 8.10.15
    Merritt said:

    love that blouse!! Such a great basic.

    The Style Scribe

  27. 8.12.15

    I love this whole ensemble! And I’m with you on the platinum Jack Rogers. I wear mine constantly!

    • 8.12.15
      Jessica Sturdy said:

      Right?! They’re the best!

  28. 12.15.15
    Sandra said:

    Obsessed with this! So cool!