Easy Spring Look – Pleated Shorts & a White Top

Last week I mentioned I was trying to add more colorful pieces into my wardrobe this spring and summer. I typically gravitate towards neutrals, but to be honest, it can get a bit boring… and no one wants boring! So in an effort to add more color to my closet I have been forcing myself out of my neutral comfort zone and ordering things that are colorful, but can still be worn with the neutral pieces in my closet. I feel like I have done a pretty good job of that so far – including this feminine printed skirt that I shared last week on the blog.

Well, last week I was returning something to Anthropologie when I saw these patchwork pleated shorts. I immediately fell in love – with the colors (colorful, yet still muted!), the pleated look & how effortless they were.  I scooped them up quickly and have already worn them twice on warm days! Last week I threw a lightweight sweater and denim jacket on with them, but I love this white top with them, too! I can already tell these easy, breezy shorts are going to be getting me through the next few warm months!

white top | shorts | bag | heels | earrings
WHITE BUTTON DOWN TOP | PATCHWORK PLEATED SHORTS | BLOCK HEEL SANDALS | STRAW CROSSBODY BAG | WOODEN EARRINGS (only $10!) | SUNGLASSES | DAVID YURMAN BRACELETS | GOLD BRACELET
  

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  1. Cathy wrote:

    Cute spring look! I love the pretty print on your shorts!

    XOXO
    Cathy

    Posted 4.2.19 Reply
  2. Danielle wrote:

    Loving all of the fun prints on these shorts! Perfect with a chic white blouse.

    xx, Danielle

    Posted 4.2.19 Reply
  3. Sarah L wrote:

    Love these shorts! I feel ya – I am so bored of my neutral wardrobe adding some color always gets me excited when I open my closet doors!

    xoxo Sarah

    Posted 4.2.19 Reply
  4. Caitlin Houston wrote:

    Such an adorable outfit for spring. Absolutely love the print on those shorts!

    Posted 4.2.19 Reply
  5. Jamaria Johnson wrote:

    You look so cute! I am loving how you styled this look girl! xo

    Posted 4.2.19 Reply
  6. Tanvi wrote:

    Those shorts are super cute. Perfect for warmer temperatures.

    Posted 4.2.19 Reply
  7. Laura wrote:

    I love this outfit! The print on the shorts is so fun and the white blouse really makes it perfect for a date night!

    Posted 4.2.19 Reply
  8. Totally thought this was a skirt. Love it even more now that I know they’re shorts!

    Posted 4.2.19 Reply
  9. kileen wrote:

    This is such a gorgeous pair of shorts! I love the color and the pattern, so pretty!

    Kileen

    Posted 4.3.19 Reply
  10. These are the cutest little shorts! I love how you styled them too. Such a cute, casual spring look!

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

    Posted 4.3.19 Reply
  11. Kelsey wrote:

    Ah how cute are those shorts! so easy and breezy!!

    Posted 4.4.19 Reply

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