I’m a real sucker for matching tops and bottoms. If you’ve been reading this blog since the very beginning you might remember I used to make myself matching skirt/top sets. I loved the way they ended up looking like a dress but you can also wear them apart, mixing and matching them with other pieces from your closet. I called them dress separates. That’s basically what I love about this set. Except, you know, short separates. I can’t wait to mix and match these with other pieces in my closet. Also, I love the tropical print on this set, A. Because it’s black and cream with a little neon (I love that it’s a bold print in an understated color) and B. It doesn’t look kitsch.
I added sleeves and lengthened the shorts to make them work for me by buying a spare set of shorts in the largest size I could find and taking them apart to use the material. The set is on a deep discount so I felt fine buying another pair of shorts since I snagged them for around $12. I love that I can now wear this top without having to layer it. It’s been such a hot summer in Seattle, that’s become a requirement for me. The less layers, the better.
Hope your weekend was lovely! Onward!
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