WIW: Slouchy Shorts

Only in Winnipeg can you go from -50 Celcius to +32 Celcius in a matter of weeks! It is hotter than a pistol here today and I'm LOVING IT!!! We always say no one appreciates a summer like a Winnipegger.

I'm heading out to pick up my tomato plants at the nursery and some almond butter at the organic food store. I'm debuting my slouchy khaki shorts - they are too big on me and fall off without the belt, but I love the slouchy ease of them for the heat so bought them this size on purpose. I realize they won't be to everyone's liking but I'm digging the fit. When I bought the shorts, I also picked up this light weight white tee that also has some ease in the fit. The outfit would be too sloppy looking without the semi tuck, which helps to provide some structure. I went with my vintage men's tribal leather belt to hold up the shorts and bookended the natural brown tones of the belt with my  caramel toned leather sandals. Purple/clear specs and my rose gold/black watch finish off the outfit. 

What do you think? Too much slouch and volume or just flattering enough (JFE)? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Hope you are all enjoying your Saturday wherever you are :)

Shorts and tee: Joe Fresh
Belt: vintage
Sandals: Christian Siriano

P.S. I just realized this picture would have been much more flattering without my hands in my pockets. I don't know why I do that for pics! I don't use the pockets otherwise. Weird.

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  • abc replied 6 years ago

    Great casual look, Shannon. Definitely flattering to my eye.

  • kellygirl replied 6 years ago

    Perfect slouchy outfit. I love this on you. Enjoy your day!

  • Astrid replied 6 years ago

    Perfect slouchy look! I love the shorts, as oversized as they are.

  • Neel replied 6 years ago

    I do that too with all my pants/skirts/dresses that have pockets :) ... You look lovely. I think this is more than JFE!

  • replied 6 years ago

    Very nice Shannon, you are still looking polished and cosmopolitan even though you are dressed appropriately for the nursery (a feat I find very hard to accomplish--like when I was carrying my clutch around the feed store to pick out compost, lol). I think those shorts are stellar. 

  • Marley replied 6 years ago

    Oh Shannon - this is sooooo cute on you!  Love it!  Those shorts are perfect.

  • Ingunn replied 6 years ago

    Your shorts have perfect length for the amount of slouch, I think. Love them! I also adore your sandals. They look very comfy. 

  • Mo replied 6 years ago

    Love this casual easy look.  I am inspired to make my next olive shorts replacement purchase slouchy (old were cargo).

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    I am bundled up in a down jacket under a rain trench, all over long sleeved silk underwear, a long sleeved tee and a sweater over that and still chilled until putting on a wool cap. And there you are in shorts and sandals looking warm and cute. I need a hot cup of tea.

  • ElleH replied 6 years ago

    Another great outfit from you Shannon! WOW. You have such style.

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  • Caro in Oz replied 6 years ago

    I love the stylish simplicity of this outfit - enjoy the beautiful weather :)

  • MsMary replied 6 years ago

    Not JFE -- SF (super flattering)!

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    You know how to look stylish when you're extra casual, Shannon. I vote killer. Always polished - and positive. 

    Good grief. EXTREME weather in your neck of the woods. xo

  • kkards replied 6 years ago

    fab! i think this flatters. the fluidness of the top and shorts is balanced by the minimalist sandals 

  • replied 6 years ago

    This is one of my fave high summer looks too!

  • dustt replied 6 years ago

    beautiful summer look Shannon - I adore some slouchy shorts and the shirt and sandals compliment it perfectly!! - I am a hands in the pockets girl myself - not weird at all!!

  • MsLuna replied 6 years ago

    I'd say this is more than flattering! Love this casual look!

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    Perfect. Perfect proportions and I love the amount of slouch.bet you were the most stylish woman at the nursery:)

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Seriously perfect amount of slouch!

  • Gigi replied 6 years ago

    I vote for JFE! :^) I think that the sandals really help, because they seem to draw the eye upward and lengthen the vertical line.

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    This is fabulous!  I love the slouch -- the weight of the fabrics is perfect for the pupose, and you look terrific.

    The length of the short is very flattering on you!

  • Kaelyn replied 6 years ago

    That looks absurdly comfortable!  Perfect for a day out and about in the heat.  You can definitely rock the partly tucked look, and those sandals go great with the shorts.

  • jackiec replied 6 years ago

    I love it all! Go Joe Fresh! Boy, that's crazy weather!!!

  • ManidipaM replied 6 years ago

    Agree with MsMary! SF is what it is. Makes me want to take the scissors to my new jeans! And bare legs and arms add structure beyond the tuck and belt, and so does your short hair I think, my highlighting your neck and face!

    Also, you wore white to the nursery! You inspire me.

  • carambola replied 6 years ago

    Lovely! Perfect casual outfit.

  • texstyle replied 6 years ago

    The shorts look great - love the slouchy fit and with the tee and breezy sandals it's  a perfect summer outfit.

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