a week of summer shorts + shoes pairings. mid heels.

most of my denim shorts fall into this range of 2-4 inch inseams and are, for me, the hardest to dress up. normally, i'd grab a pair of sneakers or loafers, which would be fine for lunch or coffee after the beach. but if i wanted a dressier option for cocktails or dinner, i'd pair these shorts with mid-height heels (2-3"). i'd stay away from lighter denim and frayed edges which would be too casual for heels, in my opinion.

the shorts i had in mind for this pairing was actually mid-thigh length...but on this day, they were suddenly too big. maybe from my marathon-training running?? but you get the idea. mid-thigh = mid-heels.

so after cruising the beach in your bikini and denim shorts, throw on an easy button-up, ditch the beach tote for a cute bag, and you're ready for happy hour.

are you comfortable wearing heels with shorts?

(JustFab bag; Persun shoes; top via [oomph.];
ae shorts; baublebar necklace)

here's a few to try:

you can also:
pair mid length shorts with flatforms


  1. I agree--wearing heels with shorts is really tricky business, but when executed properly, it can look soooo good. I like your tricks--mid-thigh, mid-heel--they sound about right. I love the button down and these heels with the denim shorts. Great beach to anywhere look!

  2. In Seattle, we don't have problems dressing up shorts. It's rarely warm enough to wear shorts here, even in the summer. But on super hot days - that'd be the 80's - I'll definitely put on heels with my shorts. You are lucky to have nice legs :O)

  3. Another nice look in shorts and heels. You did it right again :) I like how you combined all the outfit, including the jewelry. Nice to look at :)

  4. I think heels are a great way to dress up shorts. They add elegance.

  5. heels can change a outfit in so many ways.

  6. I could definitely see you getting a fancy cocktail in this outfit! you chose a nice top to pair with the shorts!

  7. I was just thinking about wearing shorts with wedges today. Yes I will definitely do shorts with heels. I think it's a great way to lengthen the legs! =D

  8. these heels are adorable. i don't know if i've actually done it before, but i would definitely try dressing up denim shorts with heels. i think you pull it off really well!


  9. I totally thought these were the Zara heels! Love.

  10. I love how you dressed up this casual outfit with those gorgeous shoes!

  11. Awesome top and shorts Becks! Love your necklace.

  12. Love those shoes. Are they actually comfortable? I'm a bit apprehensive about buying them from sites that don't specialize in only shoes.


  13. this is such a cute laid back look that would also look great for going to dinner :)
    xo jac


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