Statement Sleeves + Eyelet Shorts

Chicago blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a bell sleeve chambray top and Kensie white eyelet shorts with Nordstrom sunglasses.

Summer-like weather has surprised us in Chicago this week and I couldn’t be happier! It’s making me so very excited for the next few months… Summertime Chi is seriously the best. Next week will be back to temps that are more typical for spring, but I’m soaking up these 85 degree days while they’re here and it’s doing wonders for my state of mind. It’s also making it a bit of a challenge to get work done because I just want to be outside sipping rosé!

Chicago lifestyle blogger Bows & Sequins styling a cold shoulder chambray shirt with white eyelet shorts and Marc Fisher espadrilles.

I’ve been making it a point to wear shorts and/or sleeveless tops and dresses as much as possible to get some sunshine on these pasty limbs of mine. (I had remnants of a spray tan in these photos so I don’t look *that* ghostly, but trust, I do right now.)

This outfit is kind of a hodge podge of a lot of my favorite summer things, but I think it works! Statement sleeves, eyelet, espadrille sneakers, fun earrings, eye-catching sunnies, straw totes, and pom-poms, too.

Chicago fashion blogger Bows & Sequins styling a JadeTribe pom pom bag with a Lele Sadoughi bracelet and Kensie eyelet shorts.

I’m beyond obsessed with this bracelet I got a few weeks ago! I’ve been wearing it non-stop and have gotten so many compliments on it! (From both males and females, so you know it’s good. 👌🏼)

Bows & Sequins styling a casual summer outfit with a Kensie bell sleeve top, white eyelet shorts, white espadrille shoes, and a pom pom handbag.

Chicago blogger Bows & Sequins holding a JadeTribe pom pom basket tote.

Jessica of Bows & Sequins wearing a cold shoulder chambray top with Nordstrom sunglasses and a Lele Sadoughi bracelet in Chicago.

Get the Look…

Kensie Ruffle Sleeve Chambray Top (also love this one!)
Kensie Eyelet Shorts (also available here!)
Marc Fisher Perforated Espadrille Sneakers (on sale under $100!)
Nordstrom BP Sunglasses (sold out; similar here & here!)
BaubleBar Earrings (also available here!)
JadeTribe Straw Pom Pom Bag
Lele Sadoughi Bracelet

Bows & Sequins wearing a Kensie chambray top with white eyelet shorts, a JadeTribe pom pom basket bag, and Marc Fisher espadrilles.

Chicago fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a Kensie off-the-shoulder chambray top and eyelet shorts with Marc Fisher espadrille shoes.

Bows & Sequins wearing an off-the-shoulder chambray top with Kensie eyelet shorts and a JadeTribe pom pom bag.

Lifestyle blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing colorful BaubleBar fringe earrings and a chambray Kensie top.

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  1. 5.18.17
    Mary said:

    Currently reading your blog post on my porch in the suburbs! this weather is so good!!! You definitely know a piece is awesome when guys compliment it!! I know when my students like my clothes that it’s a winner look 🙂 lol!

  2. 5.19.17
    Natali said:

    You’re looking lovely in this summery outfit! LOVE your earrings and sunnies!

  3. 5.19.17
    Rach said:

    Seriously the weather has been incredible lately! Although today is cold. WTF happened?! Anyways, when I saw this outfit in IG, I just had to see the post! It is so cute!

    • 5.19.17
      Jessica said:

      Thanks so much Rach! And I KNOW, wtf happened with the weather… It’s freezing today!

  4. 5.19.17
    Kate said:

    I can’t get over how adorable your shorts are!

  5. 5.21.17
    Minau said:

    Great ensemble!