With the changing weather, I have been conflicted when selecting outfits. Can I wear white if the leaves are still green? Can I wear summer fabrics if the daily temperature is projected to hit 90 degrees? I used to be vigilant when I comes to following these rules, but lately I just want to wear what makes me comfortable and happy.
I ordered this open shoulder shirt last year because I like the color, the cutout shoulder trend, and it looked like an ideal transitional weather item. I wore it for the first time, with a pair of denim cutoffs and metallic sandals, to dinner at Buddakan a few weeks ago. It was ideal for the night: walking to dinner through upper 70 degrees and dining in a restaurant ten degrees chillier.
If I could go back, would I buy this shirt knowing how it wears? Despite the fact that it was a great layer in terms of fabric for this summer / fall weather purgatory, probably not. As shown in the photos, it wrinkled almost as soon as I slipped it on. It requires a racer-back bra, as the cutaway sleeves would expose standard style bra straps. The sleeves were shorter than I would have liked. It was a bit boxy throughout the body. But maybe you have shorter arms and maybe you like roomier pieces. If so, this is your shirt.
Let us discuss the shorts –
While I am having buyer’s remorse on the shirt, I am obsessed with the shorts. I have worn them for three weekends straight and plan on breaking them out again in a few weeks for vacation at Hilton Head. After the first day of wear, I even bought them in the darker wash. My favorite part was that I did not feel overexposed in them. So many denim cutoffs border on inappropriate. These 7 For All Mankind denim shorts weren’t obscenely short, which let’s face it, is only underscored when you top six feet in height. Amirite ladies?