Saturday, 3 November 2018

30 Ways To Wear Blue Printed Shorts ~ #30wears Challenge

With summer approaching, seemed like the perfect time to feature another pair of shorts for this month's 30 ways to wear post! It's these cute blue 'Scarlette' printed soft shorts from Jeanswest.

30 Ways To Wear: Blue Printed Shorts


30 Ways To Wear Blue Printed Shorts: Summer Outfit Ideas | awayfromblue


Cost Per Wear:

I bought these blue printed shorts at Jeanswest back in 2014, so I don't remember the exact price! A similar pair of printed shorts I bought more recently were $35.99, so I'd assume these were around the same price. It means they are just over the $1 cost-per-wear figure people aim to get to, but given that they still look brand new and I still love them, I'll definitely get them down to less than a dollar per wear!


30 Ways To Wear Printed Shorts: Lookbook Video






Blue Printed Shorts With Grey Tees


3 ways to wear blue printed shorts: with grey tops in summer | awayfromtheblue

A grey tee is a classic fall-back for me. Not sure what to wear? Throw on a grey top or tee! The neutral colour works so well with any print and is a simple fuss-free way to get dressed quickly.



Printed Shorts And Basic Tanks


ways to wear blue printed shorts with plain tops and tanks | awayfromblue

Just like the grey tops above, other basic block colours work well with printed shorts. I like bold colour combinations with these shorts like the pink and purple tanks, but of course you can stick with other neutrals like black too.


Blue Printed Shorts And Yellow


colourful outfit combo blue printed shorts and yellow tops worn 3 ways | awyafromtheblue

As you've seen in the outfit photos above, I like adding little yellow touches when wearing these blue shorts. Yellow and blue is just such a cheerful colour combination! Basic yellow tanks like the ones above pair so nicely with prints, as you can let the colour mix be the star without worrying about prints clashing, keeping things nice and simple.


Printed Shorts In A Monochrome Outfit


5 ways to wear different monochrome printed shorts outfits | awayfromtheblue

As much as I love wearing other colours with these shorts, sometimes you just want a classic monochromatic outfit. Blue is a very common colour in my wardrobe, so I've had a lot of blue tops I could wear with these shorts! You can keep things entirely monochromatic, or use the monochrome outfit base to add other colours through your accessories like I have with the necklaces and pink bag.


Blue Printed Shorts And Light Layers


4 ways to layer printed shorts outfits in summer: vest and kimonos | awayfromblue

Shorts are definitely a summer staple, but you can layer them ever so slightly despite the heat. Sleeveless vets in contrasting colours, or bright kimonos are nice layers to add for some extra interest to your outfit without overheating!



Printed Shorts And Ankle Boots


outfit ideas 3 ways to wear printed shorts in spring or fall | awayfromblue

When it's not quite summer or summer is starting to fade, you can still wear your shorts. I like to wear ankle boots with shorts for spring and autumn, and of course you can add a cosy knit like the blue cardigan or grey jumper if you need a little extra warmth. It's a good way to get more wear from your favourite shorts.



Print Mixing: Printed Shorts And Stripes


outfit ideas for print mixing striped tops and printed shorts | awayfromtheblue

I've shown a lot of basic block colour pieces with these printed shorts, but it's fun to pattern mix with them too! I really like wearing stripes with these shorts - I find the navy and white stripes tie in with the colours in the print really nicely, but other colours of stripes like the grey and white work well too.



Blue Printed Shorts And Detailed Tops


how to wear detailed embroidered tops with printed shorts 3 outfit ideas | awayfromblue

Took me a while to think of how to classify these outfits! The trio is all quite detailed tops, paired with the printed shorts. Despite the tops being interesting statement pieces on their own, I think they all work so nicely with the top as the colours with white and blue echo the colours in the print of the shorts. Some fun and different outfits that show you don't just have to stick to pairing only basics with printed pieces.



Similar Printed Shorts Under $50:





More Posts In The 30 Wears Series:

These shorts are a summer staple for me, and you can see all the 30+ ways I've worn them in my blog archive.

For more outfit inspiration, you can browse the other posts in the 30 wears series:



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66 comments:

  1. I love the shorts with the ankle boots and the grey tee. Really so many fun combinations!
    Happy weekend!

    www.fashionradi.com

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  2. These looks are all so good! They all look so similar yet different, you styled them all perfectly! You look amazing, hun!
    XOXO,
    Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  3. Love how versatile those are!! Cute!

    xx Leah / www.leahbehr.com

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  4. You really are amazing how you get your money's worth out of pieces, Mica!! And how fabulous that these shorts get worn with everything.
    I especially love the stripes and ankle boots with them
    XOOX
    JOdie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks Jodie! This has been a really fun challenge to do! :)

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  5. Totally going to try some of this way out with my polka a dot shorts. When it get warmer out again. For having the short for 4 years it awesome you have gotten 30 wears out of them. Have a great weekend.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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    1. Glad I could inspire you to wear your shorts again (when it's warmer!).

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  6. Those shorts really do look great every way you've styled them, Mica! I especially like them with the yellow tops. Hope you're having a great weekend so far, Mica! XXX

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    1. Thanks Sasha. I do love blue and yellow together!

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  7. Lovely ways to style blue shorts ! Thanks for sharing!

    Nina
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    www.thecrispylipstick.com/blog

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  8. Unfortunately it is not short weather in England at the moment, although I don't think I have the necessary pizzazz to pull off blue printed shorts you look great! It almost looks like a skirt in some photos and really comfortable, great styling and outfits. Love these posts! Thank you for sharing, hope you have a fantastic weekend! Xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. You could definitely pull these off - maybe when it's back to summer for you though, haha!

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  9. Wow! Most people struggle with what to wear with printed bottoms. You came up with so many different ways! Amazing!

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    1. These are my favourite colour which helps!

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  10. These shorts look lovely! I love your outfits!

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  11. I'm always so, so impressed by how much wear you manage to get out of an item through different styling options - amazing! These blue shorts have served you very well babe :)

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. Thanks Gabby! It's nice seeing the different ways you can wear things when you lay it out like this! :)

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  12. I love all your outfit ideas! Awesome job at being so creative. :)

    http://www.lifeofardor.com

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  13. I'm really surprised how versatile your printed shorts are and now I want even to have similar shorts in my closet :) Thanks a lot for sharing all the wonderful inspirations and I wish you that you will continue to be so happy with your shorts.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. Thanks Rena! Hope you can find a similar pair for your summer :)

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  14. You found so many ways to style those blue printed shorts...and every time you have styled them beautiful. You look wonderful in every single outfit. Have a great Sunday!

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    1. btw I love how you calculate cost per wear, I need to do that too.

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    2. Thanks Ivana! It's interesting calculating the cost per wear when I do these posts! :)

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  15. Seeing you rocking this gorgeous blue shorts makes me miss Summer! :-(

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  16. I love how you found so many different combinations with your pairings. I like that you also break down the cost per wear as well. I like the shorts with yellow top!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  17. Wow! Every look is so lovely.

    Ann
    https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  18. As a country getting ready for winter, it's so funny to read about you preparing for summer! I'm so boring and tend to stick to denim shorts as they're easy to throw on with everything but I love the idea of printed shorts and you've proved just how versatile they are!

    Musings & More

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    1. haha yes, the summer heat is well and truly here now in Brisbane :)

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  19. These shorts are so cute I'd wear it 30 days straight if I could. Gorgeous options, I really like each.

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  20. Those shorts are surprisingly very versatile! I really like how you paired them with yellow - I don't really do yellow myself but it always look great on others who can pull it off (like you!).

    Eileen | 5feetofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks Eileen! I am just loving yellow at the moment! :)

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  21. 2014? That was a long time ago, they held up very well.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. Yep, shows you don't have to spend a lot of money for quality pieces! :)

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  22. Oh wow, you're definitely rocking these shorts! I like the colour and print, I like it the most when you're wearing it with tanks. My weekend was not that good nor bad, everyone is sick in my house. Hope you had a good one and may you have a great new week!

    www.busyandfab.com

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    1. Oh no, I hope everyone is feeling better now!

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  23. These shorts look so cute on you and I love how you wore them x

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.com/

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  24. thank you for sharing those outfit ideas

    basicanvas.blogspot.com

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  25. We are heading into winter over here but I need to get some printed shorts for next summer season. All amazing looks!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. Hope you can get a pair of printed shorts for next summer! :)

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  26. Really cool casual outfits.

    Have a lovely week babe! Xo

    http://www.glitsxgrace.com/2018/11/04/sunday-evening-routine-for-the-career-girl/

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  27. It's really impressive how you managed to find so many ways to wear these shorts and that you've had them since 2014. Some of my most loved pieces have been in my closet for the longest.

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    1. It's amazing how some pieces never date, I'm sure there will be in my wardrobe for a lot longer too! :)

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  28. These looks are all so good! I really love those shorts styled with yellow and ankle boots!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  29. Super stylish ways, I love them all!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  30. They're such pretty shorts. Love how you can dress them up or make them look casual!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  31. You are seriously amazing at styling one item so many different ways and you keep a photo of each and every way! It is def. a timeless and versatile piece, I love those pieces in my closet.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thanks Carrie! I blog what I wear every day so it's easy to go through and pull all the pics together! :)

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  32. So awesome you've had these shorts for 4 years now, Mica! A great buy for sure. You wore it so well with all the different outfits:) Yellow and blue is one of my fave colour combos too, so I love those outfits the most, but really, they're all pretty fab. So jealous of your weather over there by the way:D

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    1. Haha yes, these are perfect for our warm weather at the moment! :)

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  33. Have a wonderful weekend!!

    I am glad you enjoyed reading my recent post and thank you for the comments!!

    Harija Ravi

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  34. Those shorts are so cute, I love how you styled them
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  35. These are all such lovely ways to style printed shorts. It's wonderful that you were able to create so many different outfits with them. You look beautiful in each of them.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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    1. Yes, they really have been so versatile! :)

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  36. Mica,
    I am loving these beautiful spring outfits on you. Magenta is a fabulous colors with your perfect complexion. The skull scarf is very cool as well. Enjoy this lovely weather and feel well my friend !
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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  37. I love those shorts and I'm glad you did a 30 Wears with them! I need more printed shorts in my closet once it's warm again. I love all these looks but especially paired with gray, it's such a great combo!

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    1. I love pairing printed pieces with grey, it's such a good neutral! :)

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  38. Such a versatile piece indeed! Love how you played with colors on your outfits dear, so fun!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  39. Who knew a pair of shorts could be so versatile?! You certainly got a great wear out of all of these. I love all these looks but I think the ankle boots are my favourite!

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    1. I wish we had more opportunity for shorts and ankle boots but I take advantage of those days when I can, haha!

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  40. You styled them great. I love how different these outfit looks with neutral colours and bright colours :) Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop.

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  41. Thanks all for your comments - glad you enjoyed the post even if you aren't experiencing warm weather like I am here :)

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