How I Style It: A Short(s) Story

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Each month, I team up with some of my blogging buddies for the How I Style It post–we all take one style idea and each put together an outfit based on it.  This month’s theme is shorts, so be sure to check out my friends’ links below for some cute end-of-summer looks!

Top: Gap Factory (similar) // Shorts: Gap Factory // Necklace: J. Crew Factory (similar) // Clutch: Sew Sarah R–save 15% w/ code BRIGHT15 // Bracelets: Purple Peridot via Sew Sarah R // Cuff: Loren Hope via Rocksboxget your 1st month free w/ code BRIGHTONABUDGETXOXO // SandalsLilly Pulitzer // Earrings: Francesca’s // Watch: Kate Spade (similar)
One of my trademark looks is to take a casual tee and dress it up with statement jewelry.  This works time and time again, and is great to pair with some casual jean shorts! Here, I really like the contrast between the bright neon pink of the tee and the light wash shorts.  Distressed denim is still super in–if you’re going to pick up a pair of jean shorts, make sure they’re ripped with the hem rolled up. Since it’s end of season, it’s a great time to pick up some summer items for next year like these shorts.
I also like the very girly touches worked in throughout this outfit. The necklace is iridescent, but it totally picks up the pink hue of the shirt and provides contrast to the tee. My clutch is from Sew Sarah R.  It’s made from Lilly Pulitzer fabric in the Exotic Gardens print. It’s a great transition piece for fall thanks to the color mix of the print. I had been wanting to order a LP clutch from her for a while, and when she had a deal where you could get the Purple Peridot bracelets for free with the purchase of this clutch, I jumped on it! Psst–my clutch has the added chain option, but it’s tucked inside. 
How cute are my dinosaur earrings? We took Kane to Jurassic Quest on Sunday, so of course I had to wear them! He loved seeing the dinosaurs:) We snapped these pictures right after.
Be sure to check out everyone else’s end-of-summer short looks below for extra style inspiration!

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Hi there! I’m Tif Fannin, the blogger behind Bright on a Budget, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Bright on a Budget is a Southern fashion and lifestyle blog where I share everyday looks, beauty, and travel, along with a behind-the-scenes look at my life as a working mom of two. I have a penchant for bright colors + good deals. Follow along for posts that are relatable to the everyday woman.

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