Summer Adjacent.

These Swell tie-dye shorts would be a perfect cover-up over a pair of bikini bottoms, no? Maybe with a slim leather flip flop, a triangle top, and a super thin tee. Classic surfer summer style.

Maybe it was the unseasonably cooler air (August in KC is normally a sauna) or the barrage of fall pieces popping up in shop windows, but I was inspired to style these oh-so-summer shorts a bit differently.

Back to black, baby. Enter the following: a basic tank, a boyfriend blazer, and some slick new sandals. (They were half of this shot on my Instagram.) A few gold ‘n black accessories, and suddenly these beach-only shorts are taking you well past Labor Day.

swell tie-dye shorts, black blazer, yummie carolyn tank, bauble bar signature necklace, ashley from lsr, illesteva sunglasses, rebecca minkoff petra sandals
Swell shorts c/o // Yummie tank // LC by Lauren Conrad blazer (on sale!) // Rebecca Minkoff sandals (on sale!) // Gorjana necklace and ring c/o // BaubleBar signature necklace // Old Navy bangles (similar here) // Illesteva sunglasses
swell tie-dye shorts, black blazer, yummie carolyn tank, bauble bar signature necklace, ashley from lsr, illesteva sunglasses
Swell shorts c/o // Yummie tank // LC by Lauren Conrad blazer (on sale!) // Gorjana necklace and ring c/o // BaubleBar signature necklace // Old Navy bangles (similar here) // Illesteva sunglasses
swell tie-dye shorts, black blazer, yummie carolyn tank, bauble bar signature necklace, ashley from lsr, illesteva sunglasses, rebecca minkoff petra sandals
Swell shorts c/o // Yummie tank // LC by Lauren Conrad blazer (on sale!) // Rebecca Minkoff sandals (on sale!) // Gorjana necklace and ring c/o // BaubleBar signature necklace // Old Navy bangles (similar here) // Illesteva sunglasses
swell tie-dye shorts, black blazer, yummie carolyn tank, bauble bar signature necklace, ashley from lsr, illesteva sunglasses, rebecca minkoff petra sandals
Swell shorts c/o // Yummie tank // LC by Lauren Conrad blazer (on sale!) // Rebecca Minkoff sandals (on sale!) // Gorjana necklace and ring c/o // BaubleBar signature necklace // Old Navy bangles (similar here) // Illesteva sunglasses
swell tie-dye shorts, black blazer, yummie carolyn tank, bauble bar signature necklace, ashley from lsr, illesteva sunglasses, rebecca minkoff petra sandals
Swell shorts c/o // Yummie tank // LC by Lauren Conrad blazer (on sale!) // Gorjana necklace and ring c/o // BaubleBar signature necklace // Old Navy bangles (similar here) // Illesteva sunglasses
ashley from lsr, rebecca minkoff petra sandals
Rebecca Minkoff sandals (on sale!) // OPI polish c/o in Angel With a Lead Foot
swell tie-dye shorts, black blazer, yummie carolyn tank, bauble bar signature necklace, ashley from lsr, illesteva sunglasses, rebecca minkoff petra sandals
Swell shorts c/o // Yummie tank // LC by Lauren Conrad blazer (on sale!) // Rebecca Minkoff sandals (on sale!) // Gorjana necklace and ring c/o // BaubleBar signature necklace // Old Navy bangles (similar here) // Illesteva sunglasses


Cheers to the weekend! On deck for me: a run to the salon to indulge in a relaxing facial + get my hair touched up before vacation. Bring on the R&R!

Linking up today with Vodka Infused LemonadeStylin in St. LouisMix & Match FashionThe Penniless Socialite + The Tiny HeartI’m Perfectly Human + Soul & Spirit, VMG206Midwest Bloggers, and Style Elixir.

139 Comments

  1. it seems like everyone is experiencing unseasonably cooler weather, which is terribly disappointing. but at least it hasn’t stopped you from wearing the shorts!

  2. OH MY GOSH those shorts!! I love pairing black and blue, and this is perfect for end of summer! I can’t believe how much cooler it’s been this month, but it’s kind of nice!

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