Chambray Bow Shorts

casual summer outfit idea
Happy Friday Eve, friends! Well that was a quick week! Now that summer is in full swing and so is the heat, I wanted to share a cute and casual everyday summer look with you. Cute shorts are a closet necessity in the summer and these chambray bow shorts fit the bill! There are so many things to say about each of these pieces, let’s get started!

bamboo summer handbag

flutter sleeve tee
chambray bow shorts
chambray shorts summer outfit
french sole flats
french sole beige flats
casual summer outfit ideas with shorts
french sole comfortable beige flats
Flutter Sleeve Tee: J.Crew | Chambray Bow Shorts: J.Crew (only a few sizes left, similar HERE) | Bamboo Bag: Accessory Concierge (under $80!) | Shoes: French Sole c/o | Necklace: Onecklace c/o | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Lipstick: Angel

You can’t say no to bow shorts

First, these chambray bow shorts. And I’m SO sorry to report that only a few sizes remain (I did link a similar pair HERE if you are looking for a style like this). I don’t wear shorts often in the summer because the majority of the ones I find are way too short. At 5’8, finding the perfect length of shorts is nearly impossible. I decided to give these a try (I couldn’t resist the bow!) since they were a bit higher-waisted. And although they are short, they don’t feel like your typical short shorts with the wider leg and high-waist style
I’ve been wearing these perforated flats so much this spring and summer. You may remember when I styled them with jeans HERE and for a summer work outfit HERE. I know I’ve said it before, but I will say it again: I love how comfortable these shoes are and how they can be easily dressed down with jeans or shorts or dressed up for the office. You have to love a versatile pair of shoes!

Summer’s must-have bag for $80

One last piece: this bamboo bag. I talked about it a little in THIS post last week and today I’m styling it more casually. The bamboo is the perfect neutral for all your summer outfits and it’s the perfect lookalike for the designer version — and only $80!
Any fun plans for the weekend? We have been doing a mass cleaning of our house but one funny (well, actually not funny at all!) story to share: I have a closet in my office at home where I keep all my spring and summer clothes. The closet in our master bedroom can only hold my fall and winter clothes (oops!). Two weekends ago (in the midst of transferring my blog to WordPress) my entire office closet collapsed. Clothes were everywhere. My mom was kind enough to help me re-hang the shelves and rack last week so we were good to go. Or so we thought. I’m sure you are thinking “how many hangers was she trying to put on there?!” but in my defense, I did get rid of some of the things before re-hanging clothes last Saturday. To make a long story short, once all the clothes I was keeping were back on the rack, about four hours later, the closet collapsed AGAIN. I wish I was kidding. Needless to say, we have to come up with a better way to organize my spring and summer wardrobe…or maybe I need to get rid of more. Super fun weekend ahead for me! I hope you all have a great rest of the week and weekend! Thanks for reading!
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11 thoughts on “Chambray Bow Shorts

  1. HA! Sounds like a disaster, but at least it will finally be organized!! 🙂 Love this tote and am going to check it out now. It's so perfect for the rest of summer, and I don't want anymore time to slip away before I grab it! Hope you had a great 4th, Rachel!


  2. Omg I would have freaked out! I swear thats a fear of my husbands bc I PACK clothes in our closet haha! Hes like Im scared the racks are going to fall! Ill have to not tell him it happened to you haha! How nice of your mom to help you out! This is seriously the cutest summer look! I need those shorts ASAP!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

  3. These are the cutest shorts EVER! Love love love them, you look lovely, girl!
    Sorry, but I had to giggle at your closet situation. I bet you have tons of clothes.
    I hope you get it situated this weekend, girl!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  4. Adore those shorts! I'm still in love with anything chambray! Visiting from the Friday Faves linkup.

    Brooke Ober with KatyLoo Boutique (

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