I used to correlate style with expensive things. But, in my 21++ (actually many more +++) of living… Style is not about what you wear but how you wear it. I realized a little late in life that I’m not a silk charmeuse, silk organza, bells and whistles kinda gal… while this might be right up someone else’s alley for me… Comfort. Rules.  All.

So when I scored these $16 American Eagle shorts on our way to Palm Springs… yes, $16!!!  They have been on heavy rotation… I wear them with heels, flip flops, blazers, silk blouses, tees, tanks, booties and sneakers. You name it. I love how you can wear them out to a nice dinner paired with a silk blouse or heels and a blazer just as much as you can wear it to the beach. This what I call versatility without compromising comfort or style.


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Top: Banana Republic //  Shorts: American Eagle (similar here & here … sadly not $16) // Shoes:  Christian Louboutin // Bag: Chanel //  Sunnies: Ray Ban // Necklace: Gorjana  // Lipstick: YSL #52

Photos by Katie Parra