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How to Wear Printed Shorts

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Bright shorts have always been my summer staple (see my post here), but lately I've been drawn to printed shorts. Their light and airy fabric is perfect for a hot summer day. They will make your most basic top look great and they give your outfit a breezy summer vibe.

Luck was on my side when I recently won two separate giveaways from my favorite Canadian bloggers, Deena and Shaunacy. Deena picked out some gorgeous dresses for me to buy with the gift card I won in her post here. What I decided on though, was to add some fun shorts to my closet. With the extra paypal cash I won from Shaunacy I was excited to shop and ended up picking out this outfit. 

These muted grey leaf print shorts are so soft and fluid. I love the pockets and tassel drawstring! Instead of styling the shorts with a solid top I came across this lace block number. The feminine lace detail on the neckline and arms adds interest without competing with the shorts. I can see these being styled with a flowy button down top, dressed up with a blazer or down with a graphic tee. My goal was to purchase a complete outfit. Mission accomplished! 

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Wedges (exact) | Ray Ban's

My bracelet and earrings are from Jewel Exclusive. Their online boutique is filled with gorgeous silver and gold pieces that are on trend and up to 80% off retail prices! They keep their prices low by designing their jewelry in house and selling direct to the consumer. They also offer free shipping and returns!

Earrings c/o Jewel Exclusive | Bracelet c/o Jewel Exclusive

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How cute is Andrea's red off the shoulder dress and nautical accessories! Visit her blog Living on Cloud Nine to see more of this look!

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