Styling a Blouse with Denim Shorts

July 27, 2017


how to style a long sleeve blouse with denim shorts - M Loves M

One of my favorite styles this summer has been the flourishing of florals! There are so many different styles and colors to choose from but one floral trend I can’t seem to get enough of is the darker florals, whether it be midi dresses or blouses. Today I’m styling a blouse with denim shorts for summer. Because of the dark florals, you can dress it up a bit, but it could also go more casual. I’m all about that kind of versatility!

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blouse. shorts. shoes. tote. sunniescuff. bangles. lipstick in Shockaholic.

One go-to combo that I lean towards is floral and denim. I just bought this cute long sleeve floral top at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and I have no regrets! It’s a long sleeve but the material actually keeps me cool, especially living by the beach. Plus, it has perfect flowy bell sleeves!

These midi length shorts are the perfect pairing for this long-sleeved top. I find that if I pair shorter denim with long sleeved tops it tends to look a bit uneven, but that’s why I like the distressed midi look of these shorts. If you’re worried they’ll make you look too short, it doesn’t hurt to spice up the outfit with some cute block heels. It adds some length! I love finding new ways to style heels with everyday outfits.

Hope you all are having a great week and thanks so much for stopping by!


photos by Kara Coleen

  • mybeautrip .com

    Blouse and denim shorts are the perfect summer combo!


    • I think so too!! It feels a little more put together which I like 🙂

  • Michelle Joseph

    Ooo another dark floral top. I am loving this combo. So cute!

    Mich x

    • Thanks Mich! So glad you like it! Hope you had a great weekend 🙂

  • Rach

    You are nailing the dark florals department! This is another gorgeous dark floral top!

    • lol I am SO into dark florals right now!! I love the style of this top too!

  • I love denim shorts paired with heels! I think it looks so unexpected, but so flattering! Great look 🙂

    xo, Carey

    • So glad you like this combo Carey!! Appreciate your sweet comment!!

  • I’m loving dark florals at the moment! Great idea to pair with denim shorts, it’s still too warm for a full on blouse and jeans look, although I am crazy excited for fall! Cute outfit from head to toe!

    xoxo Mollie

    • I’m getting excited for fall too!! Can’t believe I’m saying that!

  • Ellese Launer

    I love loving this entire look! That floral blouse and those shoes are so beautiful. Xo, Ellese


    • Thanks so much Ellese!! Love your name by the way! SO pretty and unique!

  • The shoes might be my favorite part about the outfit. I do love the top, I bought it in the polka dot version and I’m waiting for it to arrive. Thanks for sharing!

    • aw you’re going to love it!! It’s such a great style!

  • Natali

    You always know how to style up any outfit, more casual as well as a more dressy ones.
    I love how you always stay true to your style and every outfit is “so you”. 🙂

    • aw thanks Natali!! That is so nice of you to say and means so much!! Truly!!

  • Hey Mara!

    Gosh, I haven’t worn denim shorts in ages! I truly cannot remember the time I wore a pair.
    I love floral year round! By the way- love the KS bag!

    • THanks Krystal! I love this bag so much (too much probably!) Hope you had a great weekend!!

  • Noelle Marotta

    I completely agree, I have been loving the look of blouses paired with denim shorts this summer. You look great!

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