Casual Spring Style: 6 Denim Short Outfits

It’s Spring and we are so excited to finally get out and enjoy this beautiful weather in Texas! One of our family’s favorite places is this little town close by called Roanoke. It was named by the state as the “The Unique Dining Capital of Texas” and over the past year it has been tough on these small restaurants. Luckily as we continue to open up we are getting out and enjoying them! (Keep in mind while I’m outside I don’t have on a mask we do wear them in and out of the restaurants and when anyone is within close proximity)

While I love going to close by restaurants I prefer to shop online. My go to is with free shipping and returns, plus I’m a Nordy Club member so I also love racking up points towards more purchases! Over years I’ve found some brands that seem to always fit and are at great price points in their Nordstrom Made shop, including favorites like Caslon, Halogen and B.P.

Halogen Tee (L) | Caslon Rolled Boyfriend Shorts (12) | Sunglasses | Straw Clutch | Friendship Bracelets

This year I’m naming the Calson boyfriend rolled shorts my hands down favorites! With a 4.5″ inseam, looser fit and feel and stitched rolled cuff these shorts go with everything so I figured I would show you some of my casual everyday outfits with these shorts AND 6 other options.

These shorts do run slightly large and stretch out a bit as you wear them. I’m in my true size 12 because I wanted to have a bit looser feel this summer and squeezing into my size 10s sounded like torture but if you are in-between size down.

First I HAD to grab this super fun Halogen “Greeting from Me & My Margarita” tee not only for upcoming Cinco de Mayo but also because this is at my new favorite Mexican restaurant in Roanoke. My go to is the steak and shrimp fajitas and table side guacamole (I share the guac but rarely share my fajitas!)

Now if you live in a part of the country where you have never had table side guacamole let me let you in on this AMAZING Texas must have. Basically they bring a rolling cart to your table, break open 2 perfectly ripe avocados and then ask for your topping preferences. At Los Compadres Cantina we get tomatoes, some cilantro and bacon (but you can also get jalapeños & onions we just aren’t fans).

Now if we are talking about margaritas I’m typically a house, on the rocks WITH salt kind of girl. If we are sitting outside (I love the people watching) I need some sunglasses and these I picked up from BP seriously feel like they are triple the price. They have a fun mirrored coating and heavier frame than most aviators I have but for only $15! Needless to say I’m grabbing more for every bag I have this summer.

Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses | Clara Soft Straw Clutch

I also picked up these fun colored friendship bracelet sets. My daughter is at the age where she loves makeup and jewelry but isn’t too cool to be mamas BFF. I love that these fit both me and my 9 year old since they have sliding knots and cute charms.

I’ve been on the hunt for some more summer sandals that are easy to slip on and off like flip flops but in a darker tan color. I found these B.P. slides and fell in love! They have a slight squish to the footbed and are not too tight across the top of my foot. I immediately grabbed the tan but also picked up the cute clear with studs style too.

Sage Slide Sandal (tts)

Now there are nights when it still can be a little chilly after dinner so my 2nd outfit includes this cute new Caslon button up shirt that can be worn alone or over this grey tank. As the weather warms up I’ll be sporting this classic tank on it’s own more and more because it’s one of the few that is a good thick material and wide enough straps for a regular bra.

Easy Button-Up Shirt (L) | Tank (L) | Caslon Rolled Boyfriend Shorts (12) | Sage Slide Sandal

Truth be told I ordered this shirt in two sizes and wanted to see if I loved the medium or the large. While the medium fit buttoned and un buttoned it was the fit of the large I preferred for a longer undone look. I would say overall though this shirt fits true to size and has a bit thicker texture than I originally thought.

I paired this outfit with these fun new beaded earrings that come in multi color, blush and aqua. They are a great size and with so many colors I’ve been able to pair the multi colored ones with so much!

Hoop Earrings

Sage Slide Sandal (tts)

Now I promised you these shorts styled 6 ways so of course I headed back to the Nordstrom Made section and found a TON of new arrivals that I can’t wait to share with you. I’ll be trying on more of these outfits on Facebook and Instagram stories so don’t miss it!

Outfit #1: Halogen Tee (L) | Caslon Rolled Boyfriend Shorts (12) | Sunglasses | Straw Clutch | Friendship Bracelets

Outfit #2: Ruffle Blouse (L) | Caslon Rolled Boyfriend Shorts (12) | Hoop Earrings | Giana Platform Wedge Sandal (tts)

Outfit #3: Easy Button-Up Shirt (L) | Tank (L) | Caslon Rolled Boyfriend Shorts | Sage Slide Sandal (tts)

Outfit #4: Washed Satin Long Sleeve Top | Caslon Rolled Boyfriend Shorts (12) | Layered Medallion Pendant Necklace

Outfit #5: Shirred Sleeveless Top | Caslon Rolled Boyfriend Shorts (12) | Straw Clutch | Sage Slide Sandal (tts)| Large Brushed Teardrop Earrings

Outfit #6: Stripe Woven Shirt (size down, M) | Sunglasses | Tenley Flat Form Slide Sandal

Images captured by the incredible  Audrie Dollins

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