Look 1: Bold Print Mix. Inspired by the Inspiration Monday photo at Two Birds, I paired these shorts with a paisley print button up. I wasn't sure if the patterns would work together, but I actually loved how it turned out. Print mixing can sometimes be tricky, but there are a couple of reasons why I think this particular mix worked. One, the patterns are two different sizes, so they aren't competing with each other. Two, the color palettes are similar: the orange color is found in both the shirt and shorts.
Paisley shirt: thrifted J.Crew; orange print shorts: Loft; belt: Loft; flats: Target
Look 2: Simple Classic. The second time I wore these shorts, I let their print and color stand out by pairing them with a basic white button up. I love the combination of orange and turquoise, so I added simple turquoise sandals and earrings to complete the look.
White button-up: Gap Outlet; orange print shorts: Loft; earrings: Old Navy; sandals: Old Navy