Wearing: Striped Shirt and Elephant Shorts

Summer officially begins on Monday but yea, I didn't wait to get started. There have been plenty of outdoor weekday happy hours and weekends sitting in the sand. One of my favorite things to do is just sit outside and relax. I've stocked up on books and unpacked my tees and shorts. One of my other favorite things about summer is the fact that it's not so serious. Not being so serious means lots and lots of pattern mixing. Especially if it means a striped shirt and elephant shorts. Wearing: Striped Shirt and Elephant Shorts

Wearing: Striped Shirt and Elephant Shorts

Wearing: Striped Shirt and Elephant Shorts

 

Wearing: Striped Shirt and Elephant Shorts

shirt: j.crew factory, shorts: j.crew (similar), sandals: j.crew factory, necklace: anthropologie (similar), sunglasses: warby parker, bag: diy project found here

There's no way you can look ridiculous in the summer time. That's why I will always, always opt for patterned novelty shorts like these elephant shorts. If you're as in love with animal patterned shorts as I am, you know that J.Crew is simply the best for them. I couldn't find any in regular J.Crew, J.Crew Factory has flamingos on theirs. Yup, flamingos. What could be better? Oh yea, mixing in stripes. In case you haven't figured it out yet, there is simply nothing better than mixing stripes with every other pattern under the sun. I'll do it in the fall and I'll do it in the winter and now most definitely in the summer. A striped shirt and elephant shorts are made for the summer.

Speaking of summer, let me remind you it starts for real on Monday. What are you planning? If you need some summer inspiration, I'll be snapping all my summer adventures over on snapchat this weekend (find me at kendallblossoms!). Plus my summer is only three half days before my actual summer begins! It's going to be as great as mixing up a striped shirt and elephant shorts.