Today's Everyday Fashion: Sweaters and Shorts

Inspiration:  Ellen Claesson  via  WWW

Inspiration: Ellen Claesson via WWW

Olive sweater with black shorts

I like mixing the unexpected, which is what initially drew me to today's inspiration photo. A heavy sweater paired with bare legs, and leather paired with casual sneakers. I had similar colors in my closet, so I gave it a try. I'm not 100% convinced that either outfit idea works for practical purposes, however, since there isn't much weather conducive to a heavy sweater with bare legs. If I ever wake up to such weather... I might just throw this outfit on!

Sweater: J.Crew, $28 (similar, similar, similar)
Shorts: J.Crew Factory, $31 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Sperry/Macy's, $45
Purse: Karen Millen, gift (similarsimilar, similar)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Sweater is 4 years ago. Purse is 2.5 years ago. Shorts are this summer, shoes are recent.

Look for less: soft trenches on a budget

Inspiration: Sperry website  /  $$$ ASOS  /  $ Missguided
$ Nasty Gal  /  $ Forever 21  /  $$ Shoptiques

Also: a recent obsession I wanted to share. I'm loving these soft trenches I've been seeing everywhere lately! Here are a few options to achieve this style.