When I saw the J.Crew Tie Waist Shorts I knew I had to have them. Of course it was the high waist and oversize bow that sold me. The only thing I couldn’t decide was which color to get … first. I went with pink as I am a sucker for pink but I’m thinking of ordering the pretty Liberty Thorpe floral print. These are all the available options right now. (The Pineapple print is a little different in the belt area.)
Shorts and a tee in the summer is like jeans and a sweater in winter. It’s a basic casual uniform that’s easy to wear and put together by mixing and matching the pieces. I’ve noticed that in winter I like to be more creative with the top part of the outfit and keep the bottoms simple – just jeans. While in summer, I tend to pick basic tees or tank tops, mostly in solid colors, and go for interesting shorts and skirts. That Liberty Floral print, for example, can go with so many different color tops, in addition to the striped shirt the model is wearing.
The top I’m wearing is the Linen Shirttail Tee from the LOFT. This style and material comes back in different colors every year. The possibilities are endless especially when pairing a solid color tee shirt with the Liberty floral print. I might have to get the shorts in that print as well!
The oversized bow and high waist elevate this otherwise basic outfit. I chose to wear my new favorite Jeffrey Campbell Wedges with it but I think it will look just as great with cute flat sandals.
J.Crew is currently having a 30% off sale and the Tie-Waist Shorts are included in the promotion!