Beach Shorts For The City

With the London heatwave in full swing, I've been dipping into my beach holiday stash on the hunt for breezy basics that I can smarten up for a city chic look. 

Here, simple tropical print shorts (usually reserved for pool side) take on a whole new spin with a smart, preppy breton top and cross body bag. 
 I didn't want to lose the beachy vibe entirely - it is 28 degrees out there after all - so finished with cute nautical espadrilles. They're a nice match to the Seasalt top, which is fittingly decorated with the slogan 'Aye Aye Skipper' on the inside. I love little finishing touches like this. It's made from organic cotton too, so is really soft and great for the skin. 

A tan cross body bag by Florian London pulls everything together. The satchel vibe of the 'Mini Vienna' is casual so to not clash with the laidback shorts and shoes.

Breton striped organic cotton top, £29.95 Seasalt
Bag, £165 Florian London
Shorts, £17.99 In The Style 
I picked up these espadrilles, in Portugal last summer. 
Sunglasses, now £50 in the sale Sunday Somewhere

Share |