how to style cut offs (and the shirt you’ll want this fall)

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Styling shorts can be tricky.  I was actually anti-shorts until a couple years ago.  Maybe the heat finally got to me, or I saw all the cute possibilities.  For me the key is that you need to make the proportions work.  So if you’re wearing short shorts then make your top a long sleeve like this one from Free People.   Bare your legs or your arms, not both!  (Unless it’s over 100 degrees — then all bets are off.)

striped bow top with white cutoffs

This day to night top comes in all these colors…

long sleeve stripe shirt with cutoffshow to style white cutoffsRebecca Minkoff tan crossbody bag, styling white shortsstriped bow top, styling white cutoff jeans

This shirt is perfect for work and play.   While I styled it on this day with shorts for a meeting, I might pair it with skinny cropped pants or tucked into wide leg denim for a 70s inspired look.  You’ll definitely be seeing it this fall so get ahead of the trend and wear it now!