How fun it is to mix pattern and print, and how easy it is to pair bright colors when the sun is beaming. Lately, that is everyday--especially so while I've been in California this past week. I have always been drawn to prints on sweaters and button ups, whether its polkadots or a horse pattern, so while in Target with my friend Kara, I couldn't resist this summery button up with its (hot pink!) seahorses.
disclaimer: don't mind my messy pulled up pool hair, its been a swimming-full vacation :)
I styled the shirt by simply knotting it right above my high waisted shorts. I plan to wear it at the beach in Mexico (in a few weeks!) over a swimsuit, when needing a bit of coverage, along with a few of my other favorite sun protection styles. The light weight cotton makes the top breathable, so wearing its long sleeves will be bearable on a hot summer day. And the great thing is that button ups are so versatile! Paired with chambray, tucked into a skirt, worn loose over jeans, and even knotted with a simple maxi (like this one here) would be darling.
Button up aside and versatility aside, I cannot get enough of seahorses! Good thing, because they seem to be everywhere in design (ahem, Anthropologie). And there are so many prints with sea creatures that I want to purchase for a nursery (One day!) You can shop the look below and see what I mean about the seahorse craze!
Update : The Winner of the Feature Giveaway is Kristen and her team A Woman Inspired! Congrats, email coming soon! And thanks to all who entered!