We Floridians can break and make our own fashion rules. Winter Shorts are my fashion rule. I love to wear shorts, but I wanted some casual or dress up shorts. I actually made this outfit for someone else from a vision I had for myself. They didn't like it, so I ended up with an outfit I LOVED. The color is very vibrant and one of my favorites.
The fabric I used is a lightweight Linen Blend from Joann Fabrics. It's a mustard color and it flows really nice. Below is a picture of the details of the shorts, they are pleated in the front and have darts int he back. The Patterns I used to achieve this look is McCalls 6558 for the top, modified to add fullness and side slits. I used Simplicity 8093 for the shorts, also modified to shorten the length of pants to shorts.
I am very pleased with how the outfit came out and I styled it two ways to show how I could wear it. The first look is with my Brown Suede Lainee D'Orsay Merona Pumps form Target and a thrift braided belt. For my second look I paired my outfit with a thrift braided leather belt and my Vince Camuto Fermel' Slouch Tassel Boots.