Shorts You Need this Summer

Ready for Summer with LOFT

I’m showing off some of my favorite shorts and tees for spring. If you hadn’t heard shorts are going to be vital to staying trendy this season. Thankfully, it’s so easy to put together a chic look. You need a printed short, a cute tee, and a wedge shoe. Accessorize with some boho jewelry and you’re done.

To get this look, I worked with LOFT. They set me up with a bunch of Striped Linen Tees to get inspired ($34.50). I loved all the styles, but this black and white print is going to be so versatile this season I just had to use it. All the linen tees there are super lightweight and ideal for travel. From there, I added LOFT shorts and a fun ivory necklace. The shorts have a 6″ inseam. I think this length is very flattering for many heights. I’m a little scared to go much shorter!

LOFT tee collage

Now let’s take a minute to talk shoes. I shopped at the TJMaxx on 57th a few weeks ago and spotted this Kate Spade wedges. They were a deal at $79. And I know I’ll be walking all over NYC in them this spring. Now I just need the weather to hit 70 and you’ll see me strutting all over town in this easy, chic look that is so easy to style.

Monday Mingle is a fashionable collaboration between me, Jill from Glamamom and Kristin fromBonBonRoseGirls. Each week we post about our personal style and then invite our friends to join in the fun. Today I get to play host. We rotate each week. Everyone is invited!

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  • April Giannosa

    Cute shorts! I just read another post about how they’re coming back! I’m just looking forward to warmer weather!!


    • momtrends

      This season legs are a big accessory!

  • Such cute shorts, and love how you still kept it chic with the bold necklace!

    • momtrends

      You know me, love the bling!

  • Love the mix of prints! Mixing prints is one of my fav styling go to’s.

    • momtrends

      Gotta take some risks right?!?!?

  • Blue Hue Wonderland

    That a beautiful shorts outfit! You pulled it off with graceful styling–well done!

  • Such a gorgeous look! Obsessed with it all. That necklace is amazing!

    • momtrends

      Fun bit of jewelry for spring. Goes with everything.

  • I usually don’t wear shorts but these one look like the perfect length for you. Still looks conservative.
    Can’t even begin to think of summer clothes, spring is still hiding over here

    • momtrends

      This is as short as I go!

  • I dont wear shorts at all but you look fab in yours!

    • momtrends

      You’ve got the legs for it. But when you look so good in dresses, I understand.

  • Thanks so much for this post. I always have trouble finding the perfect pair of shorts, grown up yet not frumpy, not too long, not too short. These are perfection! I love how you paired up this look. This is something that I would definitely wear. Great legs too! 🙂

    • momtrends

      Thanks lady… lots of squash and running!

  • Andrea @ Momma in Flip flops2

    Cute, I really like the top with the shorts. 🙂

  • I love your Spring look. I’m so excited about the weather today too! And I want that necklace 🙂 Have a great Monday!

    • momtrends

      Hope you win! Good luck!

  • Baby Shopaholic

    Love this look! I overloaded with tees so I will be wearing this look!

    • momtrends

      Now all you need is some funky shorts to pair them with.

  • Jen @ Cuddles and Chaos

    So cute. I’m especially loving that top. I’m striped obsessed right now.

    • momtrends

      Gotta love stripes right now.


    Looking lovely!!!

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  • Katie

    What a perfect look for the warmer months! I seriously love LOFT’s shorts – they are the only kind I’ve purchased in the past 2 years…and there are so many lengths and colors/patterns to choose from…yay!

  • Jo-Lynne Shane

    A couple years ago, I wrote a post and said that my days of wearing shorts were well over. But then last year I ended up buying a pair of shorter dressy shorts and wearing them with wedge sandals, and I love the look! It’s nice to have an alternative to skirts and skinny jeans.

    • momtrends

      I remember when we were “twins” at Blogher in NYC last summer in our shorts& wedges.

  • Happinessatmidlife

    I have picked up a couple pair of new shorts from Loft that I can not wait to wear. Love the necklace – I haven’t seen it in the store.


    • momtrends

      It’s my go to destination for shorts.

  • OMG Nicole, you look gorgeous! Rocking all my favorite trends – chic stripes, fun patterns and the statement necklace!! I just came back to NY from a month long vacation and catching up with all ur fun posts and fab finds!! I need these wedges, look so comfortable and pretty! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Style Delights Blog

    • momtrends

      Thanks for stopping by. So glad to be rolling out all this warm-weather style.

  • momtrends

    They do have awesome patterns!

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    Thanks Andrea!

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    Thank you!

  • Jenny @ Babblings of a Mommy

    Love this outfit Nicole! That necklace is fabulous.


    • momtrends

      Thanks Jenny.

  • MIH Janise

    Love the outfit! Please stop by my site at when you have some time. I’m giving away a signature jewelry seen on celebrities.


  • I am all for printed shorts, and that necklace is just gorgeous! Would total love to win!

    • momtrends

      Good luck!

  • Oksana

    Great shorts, love them. You look gorgeous! Thank you for hosting the party!

  • Oh to Be a Muse

    Oh I really love the bottom detailing on those shorts and how you styled them. The Loft necklace is super chic as well!

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  • love this look on you! I am not much into shorts (hate my thighs) but I might even have to hop on this trend:) Hope you are well and enjoying this beautiful day.

    • momtrends

      Buy a pair on sale and give it a whirl.

  • I think the shorts are the perfect length. I am with you…I am too afraid to go any shorter than that.
    Penniless Socialite

  • These shoes are way too cute. I’ve never tried a 6″ inseam short, but they could be the answer to my issues with wearing shorts in the city– I don’t. All the shorts I try are either too short or too long!

    • momtrends

      The 6″ could be perfect.

  • Veshoevius

    I love the shorts and the necklace is great with the stripey top!

  • So cute! Love it. And I love how you combined the two patterns!

    • momtrends

      Thanks–it’s fun experimenting.

  • I love the pattern mix, Nicole. It adds sophistication to a casual look and you wear it very well. I’m not brave enough to wear shorts that short, but I adore the necklace!

    Spashionista (Alicia)

    • momtrends

      Thanks, and glad the necklace caught your fancy.

  • Carrie Teal

    I love the mixed prints and the wedges were a steal.


    • momtrends

      Thanks, I’m becoming a big fan of mixing it up.

  • sandyalamode

    ohh printed pants!! i do need a few this spring! 🙂

    Sandy a la Mode

  • Tia Harmon

    Cute shoes!!!

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  • What a deal on those wedges!!! I’m loving the t and necklace!

    • momtrends

      I love a score at TJMaxx.

  • Ellen – Thrifty & Chic Mom

    I have a love hate with shorts but your photos make me want to buy some more!

    • momtrends

      It’s just a matter of finding a length that works for you.

  • momtrends

    Loft is a great resource for prints this spring.

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    6″ limit!

  • momtrends

    Happy to host!

  • momtrends

    I’ll swing by.