Sleeveless & Hawaiian

Outfit Details:
Trench: F21(buy it here)
Top: Gap
Shorts: Aritzia
Sandals: Sterling
Clutch: Aldo (buy it here)
Necklace: Fine Finds

 When I picked up these shorts off the rack at Aritzia it was for two reasons. They were on sale and they were patterned shorts - a new obsession of mine. Sure the pattern resembles a bad Hawaiian shirt but I'd wear them all the time! Right? RIGHT? Strangely I was right. I have worn them a handful of times since buying them but it's mostly because they are the most comfortable shorts I have ever put on. The fabric is super soft and they fit almost like a skirt.

I think they might be close to falling into man-repeller territory as a guy friend made quite the face when I asked him if I should wear my tribal shorts or hawaiian shorts this past weekend. He was also wondering what the point of the sleeveless trench coat was while I was shivering in the freezer section of Costco. Fashion over function, as if I'd be caught dead in Costco wearing sleeves. Men, they just don't understand.


  1. Hahaha I go to Costco just to make fun of the sleeves-wearing people. I throw giant cans of tomato sauce at them. JUST KIDDING I DON'T DO THAT. But I would wear the eff out of those shorts, too.

  2. I love how you styled this outfit Melissa! Very cute shorts. And men? They just don't understand! My boyfriend calls my jeggings my "five year old pants" because they're jeans without pockets and that's what little kids wear. See what I mean??

  3. Love it! I saw that trench at Forever 21, but didn't know what I'd wear with it, but your outfit is adorable!

  4. I absolutely love this trench on you!! I need one in my life! I got a strange reaction from my mother when talking about sleeveless trenches, too.. she didn't understand how I would wear one, what it's purpose would be, etc! I was like "it's just like a vest mom! you'd wear it how you'd wear a vest!" So funny! You look cute as can be!

  5. I love a good pair of man repelling shorts and man confusing pieces of outerwear ;)

    Those shorts are great!

  6. Ha! Colorful shorts are totally man repellent. I still want a pair though...

  7. Those are some super cute shoes!
    I love reading your blog!

    Cup of Tea

  8. Such an interesting outfit idea. Mike doesn't get it, but I do!

  9. I am also in love with patterned shorts, although I have yet to take the plunge which causes me to covet this outfit even more! Also, that sleeveless trench is amazing.

  10. I love this outfit, so comfortable and chic, you look beautiful and I for one I like the print of the shorts and you paired them to perfection in this outfit.

  11. this is too cute! i love the print on those shorts and the sleeveless trench.



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