Top: Target (shop) | Shorts: Target (similar) | Sandals: Target (similar) | Necklace: Nordstrom's | Clutch: DSW (shop, more colors)
Being that the weather in San Diego seldom deviates +/-8 degrees from 70 degrees, I'm glad when I get to exercise my summer style skills, or rather, lack thereof. Pre-blog, I just endured the few weeks of the year that were 78+ degrees by rotating through my many pajama dresses. It was a formula that worked, but it's time to add another one for some variety, you know? And I think this is it: colored shorts, patterned top, and/or a contrasting color in the accessories or the top itself.
There's only so many things I can figure out to do with shorts and a top, so instead, I'm letting the colors do the work of making things interesting. Some previous outfits with this formula (click the pic to go to the full post):