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Summer Minimalist Style: Black Surplice Top, Ikat Print Shorts, and Black Sandals

I’ve recently fallen in love with this pair of printed shorts. The funny thing is that I’ve had them for a while, but I haven’t worn them as much as I could. However, I can see that changing because I think they fit in very well with the effortless and simple style that I’m trying to adopt this summer. The fun pattern of these shorts make them a great statement piece, which translates to an easy summer outfit.

One reason that I have avoided wearing these printed shorts is because I tend to have a fear of wearing patterns. Although I aspire to one day become a pro at mixing prints, I am not quite there yet. Regardless, I think you can still put together a few fun outfits by pairing these shorts with solid pieces. With this particular outfit, I decided to go with a black surplice top because the v-neck adds a more sophisticated vibe in my opinion. But, you can also wear these shorts with a loose long sleeve sweater, crewneck top, or even a simple tank.

In terms of footwear, I paired these shorts with black minimalist sandals. However, you can also throw on a pair of white Stan Smiths or Vans for a more casual look.

What do you all think? Are you into printed shorts this summer? If so, how would you style them?

*Photos by Ale Veyna

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Fine Life Co. Surplice Top (Similar) | Madewell Ikat Printed Shorts (Similar here, here and more options below) | Nine West Sandals (Similar here and here)

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  • So cute! Lovely outfit! Perfect match with the black top!


      Thank you!

  • Such a cute outfit, I love your shorts


      Thank you!

  • I love high waisted shorts so much! You look great!
    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris


      Thank you!

  • Printed shorts are fun! I also need to become a pro with patterns hahah <3


      It’s hard! I have a fear of wearing too many and having this outfit that clashes!

  • Lovely shorts, the prints are gorgeous!


      Thank you!

  • I love this outfit, simply stunning
    Lippie 💋


      Thank you! It’s one of my faves!

  • I love your shorts, really cute. And you paired it perfectly with that black top; I like the neckline.


      Thank you, Jessica!

  • I don’t think I’ve worn any shorts all year long but these look amazing on you! I love high waisted ones and the print is so pretty! I’m surprised you have a fear of wearing patterns since you look so good in them!



      Thanks, Tina! And I more have a fear of mixing them. I feel like it’s very easy to wear an outfit that looks too busy! haha!

  • You look great! Don’t avoid patterns, you look so chic!


      Thanks Noelle!