Stylishly Cool

Heat wave. It can be hard to stay cool in the summer without dressing like you are heading to the beach. But, knee-length shorts are my refuge. This summer work look features black straight leg shorts paired with a white cami and a yellow three-quarter sleeve cardigan. A zebra stripe skinny belt ties the look together. Red peep-toe pumps complete the outfit.
Camisole—Gap Cardigan—Ann Taylor Loft Pants—Pantology via Marshalls Belt—Nine West via Marshalls Shoes—Tahari via Smartbargains

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21 Comments

  1. June 10, 2008 / 5:58 pm

    You can definitely get away with a belted looks. Love the added bonus of the zebra and red.

    Do you remember our previous conversation re: my post, belts and waist definition? Well, I made an attempt (no pic b/c it was horrific) and it added attention to my short waist and thick middle. :O/ You, my dear, do NOT have either of those problem. Are you sure you’re really 5’4? ;O)

  2. June 10, 2008 / 6:46 pm

    really cool! that cardigan and the belt are soo amazing! great look!!!

    a kiss,
    see you,
    KIra

  3. June 10, 2008 / 10:10 pm

    That belt is so amazing, and looks so well with the yellow cardi, that’s the yellow, white and black combo that I love.

    xx

  4. June 11, 2008 / 1:11 am

    Wow I do not know where to start. The belt, ok now you know I am a belt person so you already know my thoughts on that. The added detail of the belt being zebra print against the yellow however looks amazing. What a great combo and the red shoes are a great unexpected touch to an already amazing outfit.

  5. June 11, 2008 / 1:35 am

    Oh that Girl: You know, I only recently started to experiment with belts, and they have expanded my wardrobe. I certainly do remember our conversation. And, I still think it would work well for you, so I’ve got to see a pic!

    Kira Fashion: Yellow is so cool. And, the zebra print is one of my favorite animal prints. Thanks for coming by.

    Fashion Addict: My pleasure! The coolest thing about this belt is it is reversible. Yes. The other side is just a solid black.

    Seeker: You are queen of the belted cardigan look. Thanks for giving me ideas!

    Silje’s Fashion: I appreciate it. They do add some interest to these basic pieces.

    Diva: And, you know I love the way you work those belts! I think I get the whole belt thing now 馃檪

  6. June 11, 2008 / 1:57 am

    Awesome look as always! Love the colors and print combos.

  7. June 11, 2008 / 11:45 am

    I need that belt for a wedding this weekend, can you FedEx it?

  8. Anonymous
    June 11, 2008 / 12:15 pm

    WOW…..those colors can really trick one’s mind into feeling cool on a HOT day!…However…your clothes always fit you so well…BEAUTIFUL…..CAPIS.

  9. June 11, 2008 / 1:43 pm

    Secretista: Thanks!!

    Imelda Matt: For sure! I know you will rock it too.

    Capis: And, I need my mind to be tricked because it is hot hot hot! I am really anal about fit. I spend too much time in the fitting room, and my buying something does not guarantee its position in my wardrobe either. I return anything in a heartbeat.

  10. June 11, 2008 / 8:05 pm

    I love that yellow cardi with the zebra belt. So great.

    Thanks for all the closeups鈥擨 think it’s so cool that you do those automatically now! 馃槈

  11. June 11, 2008 / 9:46 pm

    Enc: A lil animal goes a long way. Thank you for that suggestion on the closeups way back when.

  12. June 12, 2008 / 1:23 am

    Always in Style: Thanks for stopping by! The goal was surely to keep cool. 90 degree temperature is exactly what I like least about the summer.

  13. June 12, 2008 / 7:48 pm

    Fresh & Fab: I am going with your description, I like that! I guess the cardigan makes it girl next door, and the length of the pants and belt give it some edge.

  14. Anonymous
    June 17, 2008 / 12:30 pm

    You are reminding me of the joys of dressing and fashion..I need that! great look, love the belt

  15. June 17, 2008 / 1:18 pm

    Anon: Awww that is wonderful! Fashion truly is more than clothes. In my world, I felt guilty for a long time because of my fascination with style. I guess academics aren’t supposed to be stylish. But, like you said, there is so much joy is dressing. Thanks for stopping by.