June 3, 2013

3 Ways to Wear Leopard Print Shorts

A friend of mine was visiting Miami a few weeks ago and we had a conversation about "how long has it been since you shopped for non-work clothes?" and the answer for both of us was "a really long time." Although now we're in our mid 20's and work seems to dominate our lives (we are there 5 out of the 7 days a week, of course) we have to remember that we do have nighttimes and weekends to relax, have fun, and wear whatever the heck we want. I went to Forever 21 this weekend to return the black pair of these shoes. (Side note: in the 15 minute car ride from my apartment to the store, the black shoes scratched and revealed tan scratch marks.. the marks were very obvious, so beware of buying the black version of these shoes. The nude, on the other hand, scratch nude, so they aren't as noticeable.) Of course Forever 21's return policy is store credit, so I shopped around and decided, for the first time in a long time, to buy some trendy, fun, non-work clothes. I ended up with these silky, pajama-like, leopard print shorts in the dressing room. I really liked the fit and decided to get them for only $15.80. When I got home, I decided to see if I could put together a few outfits to convince me to keep such a trendy item. After I put together 3 outfits for different occasions, I decided to keep them. I'd like to pair some more color with them in the future, but for now, blacks and shades of brown are good enough for me. How would you style leopard print shorts? If you work, do you find yourself buying mostly work clothes or "play" clothes too? 
Tee: Forever 21 (similar)
Shorts: Forever 21
Shoes: Forever 21
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar)
Bracelets: Etsy & Ebay (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors 
Jacket: Forever 21 (similar)
Shoes: Forever 21
Bag: B. Makowsky (similar)
Necklace: Banana Republic
Blouse: Old Navy (linen version here)
Necklace: same F21 one as above, just worn long (similar)
Bracelet: Amrita Singh
Shoes: Cole Haan

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  1. I love the 3 looks. Number 3 is my favourite :-)


  2. So cute! I especially love that last outfit. I've been seeing those soft/pj-styled shorts everywhere and have been kind of eyeing them a little bit, wondering if I could figure out how to style them without actually looking like I'm wearing pajamas, but you look so polished here! Bravo. :)

  3. I love the last outfit - it looks like the most comfortable stylish pair of pjs that would be allowed outside! plus that bracelet is amazing.

    well I would say that most of my work clothes are my casual clothes except now that it's summer, and I have no not work clothes. it's a problem!

  4. I love all of these! The middle one is definitely my favorite. Super cute!


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  5. Those shorts are fabulous!!!

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  6. these shorts are AMAZING. i love the way you paired them, too. the last outfit is definitely my favorite. I would wear a bright coral colored top with them, and keep the accessories super simple!

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  7. LOVE all three looks, and now I want the shorts. Last outfit is my favorite, you look crazy crazy hot. And I agree - I realized this semester that I stopped shopping for fun clothes and started just getting work clothes. A girl cannot live on pencil skirts alone!

  8. Such cute shorts - I really like the last look! :) I find even though I need more good work clothes I'm always drawn to more casual clothes in stores! Definitely buy too many casual clothes.

    Away From Blue

  9. Katie @ Loverly SheJune 4, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    Love these with the white shirt - classy!

    Katie | Loverly She

  10. LOVE all of these outfits!!! those shorts are killer! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog - let me know when you get engaged and we'll work something out!!

  11. I think the last outfit is my favorite too. Forever 21 had about 20 different styles/fabrics of these same shorts, you should check it out!

  12. I'm so jealous of your 6 weeks off.. enjoy it!

  13. Coral would look good with leopard print.. thanks for the suggestion!

  14. Did you find a jearb yet? I can't wait to see how you dress for the office

  15. definitely. hopefully by that time you'll be the next vera wang or something!

  16. These looks are so cute! Stopping by from Style Sessions link-up!


  17. Yeah, I love these shorts. I'm especially fond of the last outfit. It just looks like a great vacation look. Aaaaand now I want to go to the beach.

  18. All looks are amazing! But the third one is my favorite :) The color of the top truly compliments the leopard print shorts <3

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  19. Mrs_Jack_of_all_tradesJune 5, 2013 at 7:10 AM

    No matter how you styled it, the shorts made the focal point of the outfit, I love it!

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  20. love the darling cheetah shorts! so cute!


  21. those shorts are so FUN! and they look much fancier than most forever21 stuff!

    dash dot dotty