Summer Vacation Must-Have: Printed Shorts

posted on July 30, 2013 | by Amanda Holstein

Summer Vacation Must-Have: Printed Shorts


Printed shorts are filling up my summer wardrobe quickly, and for good reason. These puppies are a great way to mix up your daily look and take a break from the usual denim cut-offs and white shorts. Plus, they are more versatile than you may think, which is why printed shorts are my go-to when it comes to summer vacations. As I prep for my trip to Spain (woohoo!), these are definitely at the top of my list.

Why are printed shorts so versatile? Prints kick your look up a notch, so they’re not only great for casual days at the beach but they are easy to dress up for dinners or nights out. See how I style these Old Navy shorts for all different occasions below.

Exploring the City

The easiest way to wear printed shorts is just by throwing on a simple white t-shirt. Add some converses and it’s the perfect outfit for running around and exploring a new city or even just doing errands in your own. Plus, you can’t beat a perfectly slouchy t-shirt like this one.


At the Beach

It’s easy to throw on a simple pair of shorts and a t-shirt for the beach, but why not amp it up a little with some fun printed shirts and a chambray shirt? Tie the shirt in a knot for a fun and casual twist.


Going Out

Adding a pair of heels or wedges is the key to dressing up a pair of casual shorts. Choose a structured top to create a more polished look, but keep it simple so the main focus is still on those fun printed shorts.


What are some of your vacation must-haves?


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