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Black & White Gingham Shorts for Summer

May 17, 2019

Happy Friday everyone! Do you have big plans for this weekend? Well I have a sharp, chic but oh so sweet outfit you could wear for almost anything you have going on. These black and white gingham shorts are going to be fun to wear all summer long. But for now, you might need to grab a jacket!

Black and white gingham shorts are the star
black & white gingham shorts (wearing 8, TTS) // magenta sleeveless shirt (wearing 8, TTS) // white denim jacket (wearing small, TTS) // black belt (similar) // gold sandals (TTS) // wicker & leather shoulder bag // gold bangle (similar) // palm necklace // beaded sphere earrings (only available in white) // sunglasses

You may have already seen me style this magenta sleeveless shirt with my watermelon novelty shorts in this previous post. Because of its versatility it’s becoming a fast favorite. I have washed it and, while it’s touted as being a “non-iron” shirt, I felt like it did need a quick once over with the iron. Just so you’ll know. But I honestly don’t mind ironing a shirt that doesn’t have sleeves!

Wearing black and white gingham shorts

These black and white gingham shorts are also already a favorite. They’re similar to the solid black ones I wore in this post. I think they look polished and sophisticated, but they’re still casual, not fussy at all. You’ll undoubtedly see me style these again.

gingham shorts, also available in red

These gingham shorts are also available in red and white. Those would take a little more thought to style, but, depending on the rest of your wardrobe, they could make a beautiful addition. These shorts run true to size and have a 6″ inseam.

White denim jacket

I love the way my white denim jacket pairs with these gingham shorts, but I could also top them with the white linen blazer I shared in this post.

black belt

You could certainly wear this sleeveless shirt untucked with these shorts, but I decided to tuck mine in and add a black belt (similar). I kept my jewelry simple but coordinating with a gold bangle (similar), my gold palm necklace and these magenta beaded sphere earrings. Unfortunately the magenta earrings are sold out, but they’re still available in white.

wicker and leather handbag and gold sandals

I’ve already been using this wicker and leather shoulder bag more than I thought I would. Honestly, I meant to return it after showing it a couple of times. But it’s not going anywhere! And it just wouldn’t be summer without some pretty gold sandals.

black and white gingham shorts

I wore this outfit on my recent Mother’s Day getaway at the Omni Tucson National Resort. It felt crisp and chic, but still comfortable enough to travel in. And I was glad to have the denim jacket because it was unseasonably chilly. Of course, you need sunglasses all day every day in Arizona, and these pretty pink ones complemented my outfit beautifully.

Black and White gingham shorts

The beauty of this outfit is that it’s made up completely of classic pieces that will work so well in my wardrobe this spring and summer. Every piece here will mix and match with half a dozen other items or more. Learn more about building a wardrobe that works for you here.

I’ll be coming out with my Summer Wardrobe Essentials post (like my Spring Wardrobe Essentials post) and list soon. And you can bet you’ll be seeing several of these components there.

White Denim Jacket tops the outfit
black & white gingham shorts (wearing 8, TTS) // magenta sleeveless shirt (wearing 8, TTS) // white denim jacket (wearing small, TTS) // black belt (similar) // gold sandals (TTS) // wicker & leather shoulder bag // gold bangle (similar) // palm necklace // beaded sphere earrings (only available in white) // sunglasses

If you have any questions, please let me know. This is definitely a favorite outfit of mine. Do I say that a lot? I think I do. Hmm.

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I’ve linked today’s post to Jo-Lynne Shane’s Fashion Friday Link-Up, so be sure to check out some of the other great fashions there.

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9 thoughts on “Black & White Gingham Shorts for Summer

  1. Oh Kay! I love this outfit. I could wear that one everyday this summer. Coincidence or not I have a gingham pair of shorts ordered. I know the first outfit I am putting together since I already own the shirt! Thanks for all you do to help me look marvellous!

  2. Kay, You look fabulous in this very classy, but comfortable shorts outfit! If I wore shorts on somewhat of a regular basis, I would copy this outfit for sure. I hope that you and James have a nice getaway. One of Larry’s sisters and her husband are headed to our home, for the first time, from MO. They will be here early this evening. We love being with them and are super excited! ? They have not seen us since Larry’s cancer became a problem back in 2016. I am honored that they are making the long drive to be with us for just 3 days. Unfortunately, the humidity has arrived, along with temps in the upper 80’s/low 90’s, but we won’t let that spoil our fun. Have a blessed day!