May 13, 2015

safari shorts

There's a scene at the beginning of High Society where Grace finds out that the reporters are coming to cover her wedding. In it she wears a pair of tan high waisted pants belted with a matching blouse and red espadrilles. I'm sure there's a better word for it, but for now I'm going to go with "safari inspired". It's a classic look that I'd first imagine wearing deep in a jungle somewhere at the turn of the century while studying the native plants and animals. Second would be a costume party, mostly because I haven't seen pants like those in, I can't say when. I have however seen several pairs of shorts lately that have the look. It's a more modern approach, an update if you will. This pair from Zara immediately reminded me of that scene and as it is my mission to dress in a more ladylike/figure flattering manner, I'm tempted to at the very least try them on for size. For a modern and less costumy twist on a classic ensemble, I'd pair with a relaxed peach colored blouse and finish off the look with classic espadrilles, a bucket bag, and oversized cat eye sunglasses.

What do you think, would you wear these shorts?


  1. I love that these are a bit looser than other shorts - makes it so much more comfortable and yes to the light color top you paired it with! Love this outfit! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. I would definitely wear these shorts! They're so versatile (you can dress them up or down) plus they look very comfortable! Love that bucket bag and those cat eye sun glasses too!

    Taffeta & Tulips

  3. I would definitely wear them if they were a little looser you definitely wouldn't want them tight. I think everything you put together would be absolutely perfect! Happy Wednesday!

  4. YES! Oh my word yes. I have the same feelings about "safari" inspired clothes. I just bought a safari style army green jacket and I have worn it roughly every day. I think the safari inspiration fits perfectly with the spring to summer transition!

    xx Katie
    lovely letters

  5. This is the perfect summer outfit! Chic AND comfy!

    Wishes & Reality

  6. I've never seen High Society, but I'm loving the look! There's definitely something ladylike about the high waisted tan shorts, specially styled with those super cute espadrilles and pink blouse :)


  7. Great look! I love it!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

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  8. Love this look! I don't think I could pull off those shorts but they're so cute!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  9. I absolutely love this look! Safari inspired in the best way possible!

    xo Kylie


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