Let’s just be real for a minute. I love dressing up and being girlie, but day to day, I am ALL about a quick, simple pair of cutoffs. We have been having the most insanely perfect weather here in SoCal (usually it’s a bit cooler here in February, but we have been spoiled with nonstop 80 degree days), making it hard for me to want to throw on anything other than these fab shorts.
Let’s start with my current favorite cutoffs from Lovers and Friends. They are a bit higher waisted, which I love, and distressed in all the right places. I am so happy with this higher waisted trend, it’s perfect for a quick front tuck (which I think is always flattering).
Now onto the top. I went through the plaid Rails + cutoffs obsession last year, but lately I have been all about the fun laced up detailing instead. I found this L’Academie one strolling on Revolve Clothing one morning and was instantly sold on the fun stripes and pockets. It would be so cute paired with a skirt or high waisted jeans too.
My favorite (kinda badass) Valentino studded flats and my sherbet orange Balenciaga were the perfect additions to this easy look. Since the top + shorts are both pretty simple, I felt like my shoes and bag should definitely have some personality.
I also threw on my go-to Michele watch, a wrap bracelet from Alexander McQueen and a matching studded bracelet from Valentino. For rings, I chose this Natalie B double v creation that I just snagged last week (I am obsessed). I finished the look with these new Illesteva sunnies that I found at Bloomies Fashion Island (my go-to spot for all things new and fresh in the world of sunnies).
Here are some of my other favorite cutoffs and lace up tops:
These from Tularosa
These from Lovers + Friends
These from TopShop
This Auguste top
This Lovers + Friends top
This Bardot top
This L’Academie top