How I Style It: Shorts

August 3, 2016


Welcome to How I Style It. This is a themed monthly blog hop that a few other bloggers and I have put together to show you how we style different outfits for different themes. Today’s theme is shorts.


Yesterday I shared a post on “Coral Tunic 3 Ways with Tara Lynn’s” and one out of those three looks included this one. What I did was take one end of the tunic, bundle it up and tie a hairband around it followed by wrapping it around and tucking the end through the wrap to create a tie effect and viola an easier way to share the shorts underneath.


While I wear a lot of neutrals with touches of blue (my favorite color to wear) I wanted to remain faithful to my “blue” wearing but add some color hence the bright tunic top, tied at the end. I did a messy side ponytail with some loose strands, added my glitter embellished sandals with Kendra Scott white pendant Rayne necklace and was good to go. This effortless, casual look did me well Wednesday evening last week for teaching the preschoolers at church and made me want to try doing this more often with my shirts over shorts or jeans.


By the way, you can check out the other 2 ways to style this tunic from my post here and take off 15% off your entire order from Tara Lynn’s Boutique with the code RGaray.

What’s your favorite look with shorts?

*Tara Lynn’s Boutique provided me with the tunic in exchange for a review, however all opinions are mine alone. Thank you for supporting the brands that support my blog.

Outfit details: Tunic: c/o Tara Lynn’s Boutique, same, use code RGaray to get 15% off your entire order//Shorts: Old Navy, similar//Embellished sandals: Target, similar//Necklace: Kendra Scott, same

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  • Becky - bybmg August 3, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Super cute knot! I love the coral with the blue!

  • Lee August 3, 2016 at 10:01 am

    What a great Tunic!! Love how you knotted it with shorts. Also, love your Kendra necklace! Make sure if you go on a trip to find a local store, it’s so fun to try everything on!
    xo, Lee

  • Shannon August 3, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Love how you styled your shorts with the knotted tee! So cute!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Amy Arnold August 3, 2016 at 11:42 am

    I honestly don’t wear shorts very often. I just personally feel more comfortable in dress, but this is such a fun combo!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • carmen August 3, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    I love the mix of bold colors! They go well together & it’s perfect for summer. :]

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  • Shea August 3, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    This is my favorite look from your “3 ways” post yesterday–love that knotted tunic!

  • Shelbee on the Edge August 3, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Very cute! I actually recently am liking the look of a longer shirt with my shorts barely peaking out! Remember to come link up On the Edge of the Week which goes live tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. EST!


  • kileen August 3, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    loving these blue shorts on you!

    cute & little

  • Stephanie August 3, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Love your outfit! So cute! You look amazing!

  • simona and indre August 3, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    I love how you knotted you shirt, it gives spices up the loo! loving that necklace, Kendra Scott has some really amazing pieces!
    Simona and Indre

  • Janet Gaines August 4, 2016 at 4:08 am

    Wow, you are looking so cute dear!

  • Jessica August 4, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Love the knotted tee with the shorts!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  • Emily Green August 4, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Love the shirt tied like that with shorts! I’ve seen a lot of longer tops being paired with shorts lately, and this makes me want yo try my hand at the style!:)

  • Ashley August 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    You can’t beat a cute pair of the shorts in the summer! 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend ahead, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • shauna August 4, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    I love these colors together! You are so summery 🙂 Have a great weekend!


  • Jacqueline August 5, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Love this colorful summer look! Love how you tied your skirt! What a great way to change things up!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  • Adri August 5, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Love these colors together! It feels like Summer and I’m all for it!
    xo Adri

  • Hannah Will August 5, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    That bright pink looks gorgeous on you! Love it:)

    The Daily Delicacy

  • Jill August 6, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Coral and blue is such a pretty combo! Love the top knotted!

    Doused In Pink

  • chichi August 7, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    love the color of the top and tying is so cool!

  • Tif August 7, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    I love this color combo, and it looks so pretty with the knotted tunic!


  • Sarah @ Bows & Clothes August 7, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    I really love these colors together! Your necklace is beautiful as well!


  • Sheela Goh August 12, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    You look really good with shorts, Rachel, they suit you. A touch of sass and fun 🙂 I don’t own a single pair myself GRIN