Tangerine Shorts & Lipstick

Summer is finally here. It feels like I went from trenchcoat to crop top in 24 hours… and I’m loving every moment of it. It can get sticky in the city, so I wore a cool white tee with a pair of shorts and flip flops to stay cool.

orange floral shorts and crop top

I was inspired by punchy citrus shades, and fell in love with these high-waisted floral print shorts c/o Nowistyle. I decided to match the orange colour with my beauty look, the perfect opportunity to test MAKE UP FOR EVER’s new Aqua Rouge in shade #17, a bright waterproof orange that matched my shorts and didn’t melt in the heat. I kept things simple with a basic cropped white tee from Urban Planet and a black trapeze bag also c/o Nowistyle.

black trapeze celine bag

I love the gold buckle on this handbag, though I wish I could make it look less floppy. The answer might be to stuff it with summer essentials like sunglasses, bandaids, a hat and sunscreen!

orange shorts black purse

orange floral shorts hermes bracelet

I also loved my jewelry for this look. I’m obsessed with my new gold spike ring (a steal from Winners) and layered on more vintage gold jewelry and a peach “Hermes cuff” from Joe Fresh.

orange floral shortsI think the key to pulling off midriff baring tops is to not show belly button! Mind the gap to about one to two inches max and always mix prints with something more neutral. I love the idea of a simple cropped white or black tee, and I think this would also look great with a maxi skirt or pair of palazzo pants… which are good ways to stay cool without showing as much skin! But with summer finally here, I’m happy to shed all those layers and flirt with new summer trends.

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