Wednesday, August 13, 2014

How to Dress Up Jean Shorts

Clare-V-leopard-clutch

Fabrik-green-tank-top


Baublebar-bracelets

Baublebar-earrings

Zara-Nude-Sandals

Photos by Yvette Reid Photography

Jacket: Custom, similar
Top: Fab'rik (other colors here)
Shorts: J. Crew
Shoes: Zara, similar
Clutch: Clare V.
Bracelets: BaubleBar (here, sold out, similar, similar)
Earrings: BaubleBar

I hope your week is going well!  I'm suffering from a little bit of writer's block so I'm going to keep this short.  

I know I've professed my love of this white blazer many times, but it is one of the best pieces I've invested in.  It is so easy to toss it on to add instant polish to any outfit.  I recently layered it over jeans and a tank top for a night out.  I added my favorite leopard clutch and leg-lengthening nude heels for a great date outfit.  Now if only the night was as good as the outfit, but that is a story for another day....

Have a great day!

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65 comments:

  1. Love so many things about this look! The divine arm candy, the gorgeous green and crisp white combination and of course those cute shorts!! Such a winning look!


    x Diana

    www.thecolecollection.com

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  2. What a great jacket to own. It really does add polish, and that green is so lovely!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  3. You dressed up the shorts perfectly...I love the green on you!

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  4. ohhhhhh yes yes yes!!! I love absolutely EVERYTHING about this look!!! but seriously, custom?? that jacket is amazing! I want one!!!!

    xoxo,
    Tara Belle
    www.northernlights-southernbelles.com

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  5. I certainly can not hold your love of a blazer against you - what better piece to pull together a look? And how brilliant the leopard and emerald look together.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  7. I need to invest in some blazer myself. The one you have is so pretty, and I love how it tied everything here together. Just lovely!!

    Kreyola Jounerys

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  8. Love this look! I love dressing up jean shorts and this blazer was the perfect addition! Also I am coveting that clutch!

    xx,
    La Joie de Vivre by Alecia Mariana
    Facebook//Twitter//Instagram // Bloglovin

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  9. You did a great job dressing these up, Nicole. Love the green camisole and the nude stilettos. =)

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  10. Nicole, this may be one of my favorite posts so far! First off, great styling in dressing up your shorts! I have been living in my all summer, but mostly with casual tees, but I think I may take some inspiration from this post and dress them up over the weekend! Second, buy more green - you look so stunning! This color really looks so lovely on you - and with the accessories - 100% perfection! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  11. Ok, I need to borrow your top! j/k, I love the green and the layers. THe jean shorts are something I was going to wear soon, and I love the sharp white jacket over it. Lovely! Have a great day
    from the link up
    please stop by, jess
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  12. Love this look, that top is darling and the jacket really pulls the look together beautifully!

    prosecco in the park

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  13. love how you styled this, especially the clutch!!

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  14. You always capture perfect flowy moments with your outfits, it makes them look even more amazing :)

    Natalia

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  15. You've done it again!! Love this look, perfect mix of casual and chic... That top is amazing! And as usual, your accessories are on point :)

    Jessie at www.BlushandBlonde.com

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  16. I love this color combo! You styled the shorts to perfection with the white jacket. So chic!
    ~Tatiana
    http://www.weshopinheels.com

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  17. That green is SO beautiful on you!! Love this look and that cute leopard clutch!

    Jessi
    www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com

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  18. This is the perfect way to dress them up--that green is just spectacular on you!!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  19. love the clutch

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  20. You are so right, Nicole. I recently purchased a white blazer, and it's been on heavy rotation ever since. Such a closet staple. Also love the ruffle detail on your top!

    Megan // www.fyeahblog.com

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  21. you look stunning in that shade of green! Love that top.

    The Style Scribe

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  22. I love your jorts!! (haha I love saying jorts, I can't help it!) and you dressed them up so perfectly!! :)

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  23. Great how to! Such a polished look! That green looks great on you!
    Xo
    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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  24. I love the green and leopard combo! so pretty with the white blazer! great look!

    kelseybang.com

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  25. Super cute! Love that leopard clutch! A really cute going out outfit!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  26. this is a fun look, i love how you styled the white blazer. once it cools down here i plan to style mine as well!

    C's Evolution of Style

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  27. I cannot agree more! The white blazer is such a fantastic investment piece! Loving it!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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  28. i love that you chose a white blazer for this outfit. I think white outerwear is quite intimidating but pairing the blazer with a pop of color and a relaxed element like jean shorts really tones down the outfit. the quality of your photos is absolutely gorgeous as well

    ManeUntame

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  29. So. Pretty. This is the perfect dresses up shorts look!

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  30. White blazer props!! Obviously I love this look and you look beautiful!

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  31. Yes, yes and yes! So perfect! I love a classic white blazer, denim shorts and heels (and can we talk about your amazing Clare V clutch??). Love this look, Nicole :)

    www.taffetaandtulips.com

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  32. you are gorgeous! love how you dressed this look up!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  33. loving this white blazer... i think that completes the look! <3

    rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

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  34. Love this look! I could totally wear this myself. The green color looks so well on you and I adore the clutch!
    x Sandra

    www.morestylethanfashion.com

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  35. Love the whole outfit! You look gorgeous!
    Blessings,
    Cyndi

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  36. Great look! You've dressed up the denim shorts perfectly...I couldn't agree more with the white blazer, you can add it to anything and you're instantly chic! Oh and I need the nailing it bauble Bar cuff in my life!
    Xo
    Brittany Blake
    Accordingtobrittanyblake.blogspot.com

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  37. Loved what you've done with this look. You've actually managed to do your own coloring blocking which looks so pretty. You look great.

    www.stylegonerogue.com

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  38. LOVE that jacket. And I'm a total fan of dressing up denim shorts- excellent summer styling. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  39. I would not have made it this far if it weren't for being able to dress up denim shorts!!

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  40. That green blouse is so pretty, love how you paired it with the blazer! ;)

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  41. Okay that bracelet is AMAZING! Love how you paired them, so chic!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

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  42. Perfectly executed Nicole!!! Love this total look!

    xx. Michelle
    www.themichmix.com

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  43. Love how you dressed up your denim shorts! Got your green and leopard going on, too. :) Gorgeous jewelry!

    Jennie

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  44. love how you styled your shorts!
    that color green is perfect!
    xo Jessica
    www.NewlyLoved.com

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  45. Love this look! You nailed it! That white jacket is gorgeous- I need one!

    Lindsey
    Thrift and Shout

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  46. Dressing up jean shorts is alway so chic! You look amazing as always!

    <3 Shannon
    upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  47. Love this outfit!! My favorite is the clutch!! So gorgeous :)
    xx Cara
    www.mylifeandmywardrobe.com

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  48. Love that shade of green on you! It pairs so nicely with your leopard print clutch!! Super cute!!

    Robyn
    http://feelgreatfashion.com/

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  49. i had a white blazer that i absolutely loved - it was more versatile than my black ones. love the look.

    [oomph.]
    $300 Sephora GIVEAWAY

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  50. The dressed up jean shorts look fabulous! Love them with the white blazer.

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  51. Love that clutch!

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  52. Love this look. The shade of green is stunning and works well with the crisp like jacket. This is a real twist on classic. The denim shorts look great on you and I just love the splash of leopard print.

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  53. Wow Nicole this is a great look on you. Love that green color on you and of course love the white tailored jacket :) You look fab!
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  54. That top is gorgeous! I love it with your leopard clutch, too!

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  55. Love it...I always feel like I need to work on my jean short look...hahah sometimes I just don't wear jean shorts because I feel its too casual for my liking..great outfit!

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  56. I love it. Green and leopard print look so good together. You look fabulous.

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  57. Wonderful top & bag!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

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  58. Gorgeous look. Also...the clutch.... *swoon*. I've been eying it up on shopbop. I think I need to get it.

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  59. Green looks amazing on you. This is the perfect way to dress up jean shorts. I love them for their versatility.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  60. It can be challenging to style a white blazer, but you've nailed this look! Love the cheetah with the jewel tone green! Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

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  61. There is nothing better than a white blazer and your is so amazing. The fit is way too good. Love how you styled these jean shorts. We'd seriously wear this look almost anywhere. SO cute!!

    xx 365hangers

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