Today's Everyday Fashion: The Alternate

When I brainstormed outfits for my trip to Kansas last week, this is one of the outfits I came up with for my "Shop with J" event. I wound up going with the mustard cardigan instead (which is good because it was chilly that day!) but I love the versatility of these shorts and being able to wear something tucked in, or a shirt un-tucked like I did here.

Styling tips: This is my third time wearing this polka dot shirt and while the 3 looks have been pretty different they do have one thing in common - a red belt! It's true that I am a bit obsessed with belts, but in this case I really like the pop of color, and it also shows the shape of my waist under all those ruffles. The thing to remember about belts: they are good for both adding color AND creating shapes!

Inspiration photo: Gap
Shirt: Forever 21, $18
Belt: Forever 21, $5
Shorts: c/o The Unique Closet, $34
Watch: Micheal Kors, family gift
Bracelets: Forever 21, $8
Shoes: Steve Madden c/o MJR Sales, $40
Necklace: c/o Stella & Dot