This is an outfit I’ve been dying to wear for about a month — ever since I saw this post by Blair. (Have you been to Atlantic-Pacific yet? It’s one of my favorite blogs right now.) I get really excited whenever I discover an outfit I can create easily with pieces I already have, and I loved Blair’s so much because I never in a million years would have thought to layer one button-down under another and then top it off with a jacket…much less pair that with shorts.
I kept chickening out on wearing this in public. It was always too cool or too warm or my legs were too pasty to be seen in shorts. This week, I figured it was now or never. There aren’t too many days in a year where you can wear three layers on top and shorts on the bottom, you know?
I actually managed to pull this outfit off at the office last week. My company is pretty casual, so we get to wear what we want to work. I waited until Friday, then went for it. I was a little nervous at first, but I figured I balanced out showing all that skin with all those layers, so…yeah. I think it worked out pretty well, actually. =)