I don’t know about you guys, but when it’s hot as heck out there, the last thing I want to do is throw on something complicated. That’s why many summers in Texas have been spent languishing in the Old Navy tank top/whatever shorts are on top of the pile combo. No more, I tell you. At least not when it’s still only May. This is a very simple outfit, but the vintage Mexican top has a little more flair to it than your basic average ON tank.
My shorts are made from some mens jeans that I bought a few sizes bigger than my usual jeans size, and cut off. This is a good trick if you want to try this yourself, and find that all of your own jeans are too tight to make into comfortable shorts. I like the mens jeans selection at Buffalo Exchange because they have some nicer ones, but are still affordable. Nothing worse than a saggy shorts butt, so try on the jeans first. They should fit in the butt, but be a little wide around the thighs. It’s okay if they sit lower on your hips, too. I’m terrible at cutting the jeans, but there are some awesome tutorials out there if you need a little more advice. These are a little shorter than I’m usually comfortable with, shorts-wise, but I balanced them out by wearing the more voluminous blouse on top.
If you’re more athletic (or sensible) than I am, switch out the platforms for some flats or lower wedges, and you’re the most stylish errand-runner in town. Or why not wear this getup to a BBQ? After all, it’s the same color as ketchup, and it’s always smart to match your outfit to whatever you might spill on it.
May 30, 2011