With Spring Break and beach vibes on our mind, we’re ready to feel the sun on our skin and wishing for the warm weather to arrive. Blogger Rachael Proctor from Summer of Diane is helping is kick off shorts season by styling the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival shortie and pairing it back to with shoulder-baring silhouette. We love the Vintage Hi-Rise Festival because of its versatility, whether you’re going for a sport to street or beachy chic look, and durability. Rigid denim is making a comeback in jeans, denim jackets and now – these shorts! To learn more about the fit of non-stretch denim, be sure to check out our styling tips here, and keep reading to get to know Rachael & what inspired her shorts look below.
“Rachael is the pint-sized, fashion loving, rebel behind the Miami-based style website Summer of Diane. She launched her site after hanging up her hair stylist shears to become a full-time gypsy, having lived on both coasts totaling 5 states in the past 5 years. She has finally settled her roots in Miami, but the constant change solidified her longstanding belief that it’s never too late to start a new adventure. Summer of Diane is where she shares her bohemian beach style, travel inspiration, & passion for all things tropical.”
What Inspired Rachael’s Look:
“Being a self-proclaimed denim short aficionado, I have to admit that these Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Shorties are one of my favorites. I absolutely love that they have zero stretch to the fabric, which makes them feel like genuine vintage shorts. I know we’ve all been conditioned to equate stretch with comfort, but rest assured they are so soft & broken-in, that there is nothing uncomfortable about them. Additionally, I would consider myself fairly petite, standing in at 4’11”, and I love how flattering the Hi-Rise style is on my smaller frame. These shorts have even managed to give me the illusion of having curves, & that my friends, is nothing shy of a miracle.
With festival & outdoor concert season right around the corner, I wanted to put a fun look together to kick start your summer inspiration. I paired the shorts with this feminine lace top because I felt like it was a nice juxtaposition against the ultra-distressed denim. I topped the look off with some whimsical accessories & a pair of chunky platforms. My personal style definitely leans more to the adventurous side than most, but I feel like festival season is the perfect time to experiment with your own look. So have fun, throw some glitter on your face, & pick up a pair of these amazing shorts—You won’t regret it!”