Button-down & Crepe Shorts: The Upgraded Casual

July 9, 2014

Anthropolgie Mauve Islet Buttondown & J.Crew Pleated Crepe Shorts

Summer weather has been getting so hot lately that my number one priority in dressing has been to stay cool and comfortable. Don’t get me wrong, looking good is still a priority. So what’s a girl to do when it 90° F outside and she’s looking to upgrade her shorts & tank casual look? Enter the buttondown and crepe shorts.
The islet buttondown from Anthropologie is made from lightweight flowy material that lets air in so it keeps you cool in the hot summer days. While the pleated crepe shorts lets you show some skin and stay cool in a material thats dressier than the regular ol’ denim cutoffs.
Add some dressy sandals plus a super easy crown braid (video tutorial) and you are good to go!

Outfit Combo: islet buttondown from Anthropologie, pleated crepe shorts J.Crew, thrifted belt, thrifted bag, sandals from Stuart Weitzman, necklace from Gorjana Griffin.

Anthropolgie Mauve Islet Buttondown & J.Crew Pleated Crepe Shorts

Anthropolgie Mauve Islet Buttondown & J.Crew Pleated Crepe Shorts

Anthropolgie Mauve Islet Buttondown & J.Crew Pleated Crepe Shorts



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  • Ashley July 9, 2014 at 1:27 am

    Love the look. Still looks sophisticated although it’s scorching hot outside!


  • Gemna Donohue July 9, 2014 at 3:26 am

    Loving the Shorts, such a beautiful color
    Fabulous outgoing
    Great post

  • Babi July 9, 2014 at 4:08 am

    Lovely shorts!

  • Alecia Mariana July 9, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Absolutely love this look!

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  • Cara July 9, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Love these shorts and your hair is so cute!

    xx Cara

  • Rose July 9, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Thanks for the Brooklyn recommendation + intro’ing me to your site! Your hair looks so cute here, I can never pull off that look :)

    Blonde in this City

  • Luci {Luci's Morsels} July 9, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I love your braided updo. I’m a braid girl as well, especially in the summer!

    Luci’s Morsels – fashion. food. frivolity.

  • Lina July 9, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Love this outfit! I think the bag is such a cute addition to it! And the hairstyle fits perfectly! x

    L&L from sisterblend

  • Carolyn July 9, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    awesome bright shorts! especially matched with the lipstick


  • i.s. July 9, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    so cute x

  • M&MFASHIONBITES July 9, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Cute shorts :)

  • Ivete July 9, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Love those shorts! The color is gorgeous and paired with the white button down, you’re ready to go pretty much anywhere. Cute braid too! :-)


  • Claire July 9, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    The lipstick color matches to the color of the shorts, I love it!!! But I also love your hair, it’s sooo adorable <3

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  • Borka Gamero July 9, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Fabulous dear!
    kisses from Miami,

  • TJ July 9, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    I love how you paired this button down with bright shorts! And your hair looks fabulous girl! I’m always a fan of braids ;)
    xo TJ


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  • Katie July 10, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Such a cute summer look! I want those shorts!

  • Marlen July 10, 2014 at 10:49 am

    I love how your answer to beating heat isn’t to wear less, it’s to wear lighter materials! Love that kind of thinking. And I haven’t seen crepe shorts yet but now I’m definitely going to be on the lookout for them. And you and those braids are SO cute- I love how they look sophisticated but really playful and fun.

    Also, I need to get me one of those wish compasses from Pirates of the Caribbean, haha! Like you, sometimes I’m confused as to what I’m actually working towards. Why can’t it just be easy sometimes!!

    xo Marlen
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  • Martina July 13, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    You look really great!
    Best wishes!