Cattails, Rabbit Trails, and Thistlefish: The Modest Budget: Neon Shorts

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Modest Budget: Neon Shorts

Since Jon and I have been staying up in Maryland for the month of July, a conundrum I had was packing pieces that I like wearing more than once, but that could also be "mixed up."
These neon green shorts were one of the easiest pieces to choose!

Not only did they work well for a date day outfit last week, but they worked for our Sunday morning errands and Sunday evening dinner on the hotel patio.
Shirt: Old Navy (3 years ago)  // Tank: Target ($8 clearance)
Shorts: H&M (last year) // Shoes: BOBS ($22 clearance)

Neon colors can be a little intimidating, but I have found that they consistently go with more than I expect. They are especially great for pairing with neutrals when you want an outfit that is less busy but still colorful.

Adding a neon takes away the pressure of having to add a pattern or a statement piece (even though they can be worn with patterns and statement pieces, too!).

Neons can be tricky near your face, so pay attention to what color complements your complexion. The only neon that works near my face is neon pink! So I like that these shorts add some color without having to complement my skin tone.

White is definitely not a color I look best in without first being super tan, so I preferred this outfit with the light, chambray shirt. But seriously, ya'll, this shirt is so comfortable, I didn't feel like changing out of it when the day got hotter!

Also, I've never owned a pair of "real Toms," but I sure have gotten my money's worth out of these rip-offs!

These pieces aren't online anymore, but I linked some similar looks... all under $25!! (Except for the Toms)

Have you been wearing any neon looks lately? 
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  1. I love the shorts and it looks great for summer! That top is so pretty too!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

  2. Love the neon! Perfect for Summer!

  3. Beautiful shorts and I love your hair (especially the style in the last photo).
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo

    1. Thanks! I was trying to be a little bit creative, haha;)

  4. Those shorts are so fun! I also have those same Toms and they are great! So comfy

  5. Love the way you styled your neon shorts Casey. Perfect outfit for the weekend, too. =)

    Welcome by and join my brand-new linkup, pretty lady. Thanks.

  6. I love the shorts! I don't have any shorts that are neon, but I do have a green pair, and I love how versatile they are, because they add color to any outfit and go perfectly with all of my neutral-colored shirts! I also have some knock-off Toms, a few pairs actually, and I absolutely love them!
    Thanks for linking up with the Grace and Lace linkup!

    1. They really do bring such a great *pop* to neutrals, don't they?
      And YES, they're so great on my feet!

  7. These shorts add such a vibrant touch to your outfit!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


  8. This is my kind of weekend outfit! Great look