I have a question for you! I have a pair of silk gray shorts and am wondering what type of shirts would be best to wear with them? Suggestions? Thanks so much!
Those silk gray shorts sound amazing. Depending on what shade of gray, and whether they have pockets, are flat front, pleated etc., here are some options I’ve seen for spring and summer. The great thing about your shorts is how versatile they are. I imagine you could wear them during the day or out - shorts are fab for that very reason & I would love to know where yours came from. I just might need a pair! PS I apologize for the over abundance of options.
My go to pairing for shorts and pants these days comes from Equipment - I just love their blouses. The prints and fabrics are of such high quality, (expensive it’s true) but I wear my Equipment pieces over and over again. An unstructured, structured blouse (as I like to think of them) looks nice with shorts of just about any shape or fabric. These blouses also look awesome with khaki/natural colored shorts, colored shorts, and jeans. There is a lot you can do with them - they go from the office to out to weekend casual.
Daddy Floral Print Blouse
$260 (long sleeve)
$158 (short sleeve)
Like I’ve mentioned before, I LOVE this print and I think it would look awesome with gray shorts. The print has a vintage vibe which is so on point for the 70s look we’re seeing everywhere.
Equipment Signature Blouse - Short Sleeve
This hot pink would add pop to the gray shorts for some color blocking action. I love the vibrant hues of the Equipment pieces.
Equipment Signature Blouse - Long Sleeve
This comes in a ton of colors; but it could look really cool to use a light colored blouse such as light blue/lilac or even white (depending on the shade of gray) for a minimalist, tonal look. I’m not sure what type of silk your shorts are, but hopefully the silk is different enough to contrast slightly with the silk of the blouse.
Parker Ruffle Wrap Top
The colors in this tank pick up shades of gray - since it has a skirt, you could tuck it in, or if the shorts are relatively flat, this would look cute out and over them. This also comes in a dark purple which would be cute with a light gray.
Tibi Racer Back Camisole
This is sold out on in the orange on Shopbop in most sizes, but I’ve seen it on Revolve and Tibi.com too! Silk on silk with this tank would look really cool. The hot pink and purple are brand new as of today - LOVE them.
Tibi Istanbul Tank
I love this tank with gray - I think it would look awesome. In fact I want this outfit now! This tank would look particularly nice with shorts with any kind of detail on them - cuffs, pockets etc.
Rebecca Taylor Firefly Cami
This would look great with a slate gray - tucked in for night, out for day. It’s on sale in strawberry for $171.
If you opt for one of the camisoles, it would be cute to layer a blazer on top. I love how blazers look with shorts and the shorts suit look is very “in” right now.
Aqua Fitted Girlfriend Blazer
I actually have this blazer, so I can make the recommendation - it fits like a dream, and the striped lining is a cute detail. I wore this with my floral A&) shorts and a cream top, super cute.
Rachel Roy Pocket Jacket
30% off @ Shopbop - $276
This color would look amazing with gray, you could pair a brightly colored top underneath or just wear white for a fun going out look. This Soft Joie Tank ($88) or the Rachel Roy (below) would look great under the jacket with gray shorts as would the Tibi Istanbul tank (above). The speckles in the Instanbul Tank in particular would pick up the bright blue of the blazer.
Or this Rachel Roy layered blouse:
We’ve been obsessing over this Rebecca Minkoff Becky coral jacket ever since it sold out on Shopbop in .2 seconds. It’s gone everywhere but I’m willing to bet there will be another shipment. We will keep everyone posted.
BB Dakota Julie Print Tank
For a casual look, if the shorts are small, this tank would probably look cute!
Another option for a casual day look - the Patterson J. Kincaid Harlow Sleeveless Blouse ($80)
I have the long sleeve version of this and I wore it at least once a week during the winter.