My adventurous ways normally only extend to sports- not style- so when I started seeing printed shorts show up on the shelves I was skeptical.
An encounter at the beach changed my ideas and I made it my mission to find the perfect pair of printed shorts. So far, I’ve found two-, which is a pretty good start to my new collection of booty covers.
My boy is constantly complaining about the floral trend. He says that anything with flowers on it looks like it should only be worn in the garden. Personally I’ve never seen a redundant flower wearing and planting gardener, but he grew up in St. Louis so I don’t really know what they do in that part of the country.
Due to his concern for my fashion sense, I decided to stay away from floral prints. However, I think I successfully skirted his scorn with a pair of “Abstract Floral Print Shorts,” ($17.80) from Forever 21 at the South Bay Galleria. I’ve worn them twice already and he hasn’t said a peep about flowerbeds or watering cans, so I think I’m in the clear.
They also veer away from pastel, something I wasn’t against, but also not totally for. The contrast black and white trim on the top of the shorts is great little addition that makes a simple t-shirt look put together and playful.
It’s no secret that I’ve recently become obsessed with Express and their new fun yet simple styles. So when I saw that they had their own version of printed shorts ($49.90… but wait for sales) I was in the dressing room and in the checkout so fast you wouldn’t even have had time to see the print. The shop has a couple of options, including a few pastel floral pairs, but my favorite is the blue paint-striped 2-inch cutoffs.
“A sexy little short that’s packed full of the bold print look you love. Just add a basic tee and sandals and you’re stylishly set for a warm, laid back day,” the description says.
Yes, I do love the bold print look, and basic tees are totally my jam. PLUS I live hot in Southern California and they’re super soft. Oh Express, you know me so well.
Keep checking back for more adventures in printed shorts…