Side zippers, shorts, and sandals

Black and grey spring outfit with sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
J.Crew grey chino shorts outfit with black top — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
How to wear black in the spring — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Grey shorts outfit with black sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

In typical May fashion, the weather has been a rollercoaster between above-average warmth and snow (it snowed a week ago and was almost 90°F yesterday, for example). I took a recent warm day as a chance to finally pull out a pair of shorts! I picked this grey pair up from J.Crew a couple of months ago when they were on major sale, well before it was warm enough to even think about wearing shorts. Their 4" chino shorts are my favorite non-denim shorts (though I've read mixed reviews on their new version with added stretch, so I'm skeptical and haven't tried them yet). I found that 3" shorts feel a little bit too short to wear to school and 5" shorts feel somewhat matronly, so 4" is perfect for me.

Since the rise on these shorts isn't too low, I opted to pair them with my old boxy textured top from Anthropologie. I've had this top for a little over three years now and my love for it is still going strong! I'm still a fan of its cropped, boxy shape and the interesting side zipper detail. The only thing I don't love about it is the fact that it seems to attract cat hair like crazy, but I deal with the lint rolling. ;)


Anthropologie top / old; similar by White House Black Market (last seen here)
J.Crew shorts / new version
Madewell belt / old; similar
Steve Madden sandals / similar (last seen here)
Kate Spade earrings / old; similar
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by American Eagle Outfitters
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact