As the countdown to the end of the school year continues, I find myself thinking a lot about summer vacation and my summer wardrobe, especially as this is the first time in ten years I will not be working over the summer! As a result, I am eagerly planning adventures along with time spent unwinding and relaxing.
I envision myself sitting on the beach in a cute cover up reading a good book, running around in my active wear sans makeup, and spending afternoons exploring hidden gems in Ventura and Santa Barbara in clothing I can’t and would not wear in the classroom. Enter the perfect summer combo: cutoff denim shorts and summer booties. If you’ve read my previous posts, you know I love denim, so my go to in summer is denim shorts. These ones have quickly become my favorite because you can leave them as is with a bit of fringe showing or roll them for a different look. They are not too short and are the perfect fit. I love pairing my shorts with a bootie to elevate the look and adding a bit of a heel helps to elongate the legs. If you know me, you are probably wondering why I want to elongate my legs when they are already really long (my nickname growing up was momma long legs and jolly green giant after all), but I fully embrace these nicknames and strongly believe the longer the leg, the better! These booties are perfect for summer because they are perforated, so your feet won’t get hot and sweaty, which means you can wear them comfortably all summer long. I love these booties so much that I am seriously considering buying a second pair, they are THAT GOOD! Have you tried pairing shorts with a bootie? If not, I highly recommend you try pairing them- they are a match made in heaven and your friends will be commenting on your stylish look non-stop, I promise! Click the links below to shop my look and let me know how you style your denim shorts by commenting below!