I've been a huge fan of Samantha Pleet's ever since I purchased a pair of her wide-legged denim pants last summer (I truly wear them at least once a week, as evidenced here, here, here, and here), so I'm not sure why it took me so long to invest in a pair of her shorts. They're flattering in the same way (the high-waisted cut is slimming and easy to move around in), but the frills along the asymmetrical sailor hem lend a playfulness that's perfect for summer. A straw hat and navy-striped shirt offered a nautical vibe that would have fit right in at the beach with different shoes, but I wore it for a land-locked day of weekend activities.
Shorts season is quickly approaching, and judging by the amount of unavailable treadmills at my gym, everyone is well aware. I wouldn't say I'm an enormous fan of the style in general, but when executed in bright colors with noteworthy details, it's a path even I'm willing to ...read more