Stripes & Florals || The End of Summer

Stripes & Florals || The End of Summer

Hey Y’all!


As summer is drawing to an end, I’m getting the most wear out of my shorts and dresses before packing them away for the winter!


I love J.Crew’s shorts because the 5″ inseam is a little longer for those of us with long legs (things get short on me fast-I’ve made many a dress into a shirt!). I loved this adorable print they had this summer so I snagged these shorts early this summer and they were my go-to for casual day looks. It’s getting cooler now, so I paired them with this navy and white striped 3/4 sleeve tee from Target ($3 on clearance, yes I’m going to brag about that). I love the silhouette of long sleeves and shorts, so if you’ve never tried you need to give it a chance!


This was one of my first forays into patterns mixing, but one thing I’ve learned is that stripes and florals together is ALWAYS a yes-as long as you keep the color scheme constant!


Both my shirt and shorts are sold out, so I won’t include links to them, but this is such an easy look to recreate on your own! You probably already have stripes and florals in your closet-put them together and give it a try!










P.S. Photos were taken in downtown Northport, AL – don’t we have the cutest little downtown area by the Kentuck Art Center? We love this giant pointing dog statue because our dogs are Pointers! Northport definitely isn’t our forever home, but we love taking advantage of the cutest little downtown while we’re here!




Ivory Tower Chic

18 thought on “Stripes & Florals || The End of Summer”

  1. Amber August 31, 2016 at 8:20 amEditReply

    Love this combo! You look great girl.


  2. Madeleine August 31, 2016 at 8:30 amEditReply

    LOVE how you mixed these patterns. Absolutely perfect for a fall transition. Great post xoxo

  3. Gail August 31, 2016 at 9:17 amEditReply

    Love the stripes with the florals. You paired them well together. Those shorts are the cutest and what a steal on that shirt!

  4. Nicole Leffew August 31, 2016 at 10:17 amEditReply

    You’re so pretty! Love this look babe! Xo

  5. Taylor Mobley August 31, 2016 at 11:39 amEditReply

    You. Are. So. Cute. And those shorts are KILLER. I totally get what you mean about dresses being turned into shirts!

  6. jackie August 31, 2016 at 12:49 pmEditReply

    So cute girlie! xoxo
    Love that top!

  7. Liz August 31, 2016 at 5:18 pmEditReply

    Those shorts are soooo adorable! Pairing them with that top was so clever too!

  8. Heather August 31, 2016 at 7:45 pmEditReply

    Love this look on you Lauren! I agree – stripes and florals are always a perfect (and fun) match! You look so pretty, and I must say, I am so jealous of the deal you got on that tee… gotta love Target! Fantastic end of the summer post girlie!

  9. Emily August 31, 2016 at 8:22 pmEditReply

    I absolutely love this outfit!! I’m a little envious that you can pull of 5″ seams SO well! They make my legs look shorter than they already look:)

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