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Get the Look: Printed Shorts + Gladiator Sandals

Get the look: Gladiators + Printed Shorts

One of my favorite trends this summer is printed shorts paired with gladiator sandals – a cool combination that's effortless enough for everyday yet still makes a strong fashion statement. Here are the pieces you'll need to pull off this look – once you have the basics down, the combinations are endless!
1. Straw hats are one of the cheapest ways to add personality to any summer look and help protect skin from the sun. Try a glam wide-brim style or fun fedora.

2. Whether you opt for classic aviators or glamorous oversized frames, statement sunnies pull together any look.

3. You can never have too many white tops for summer, from simple tanks to breezy blouses and lightweight button-downs. This drapey wrap top balances a bold printed bottom.

4. Printed shorts are just as easy to wear as solids; just go with a pattern that reflects your personality, whether preppy pineapples or a global tribal print. Sticking to a black and white color palette makes mixing-and-matching a breeze too.

5. Prep legs with my go-to hair remover, Nair™ Shower Power™ Moroccan Argan Oil ($8.99). Just smooth on before stepping into the shower, go about your normal shower routine and in minutes hair wipes off. Moroccan argan oil is known to nourish and moisturize skin, so you'll be ready to rock summer's more revealing trends.

6. Gladiator sandals are so comfy, but sometimes tricky to wear. Try a neutral shade that's close to your skin tone for a leg lengthening effect (and to keep the gladiators from looking too busy).

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the makers of Nair hair removal and Style Coalition.
lol. Nair?? Really? I know you need to make a living, but seriously, do you have to pick Nair as a sponsor?
#1 Kristina on 2014-07-23 07:58 (Reply)
When we were approached by the brand, I gave the new Moroccan Argan Oil line a try…and not only does it really work, but it's infused with Orange Blossom, so it has a more pleasant smell than the Nair you might have tried in the past. That's why we are so happy to have them as our sponsor. Hope you'll give them a second look, too.
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2014-09-11 20:33 (Reply)
Love this look and LOVE this top!

Heidi D.
#2 Heidi D. (Homepage) on 2014-07-23 08:07 (Reply)
Links? I'd like to know where the top and shoes are from
#3 Lindsay on 2014-07-23 08:35 (Reply)
The top is H&M:

Shoes are Dolce Vita 'Fray' Gladiator:
#3.1 The Budget Babe on 2014-07-23 21:50 (Reply)
I want to know the hat link please. Thanks.
#4 Tran Le on 2014-07-24 08:15 (Reply)
The hat is H&M and the exact style I picked is sold out (of course...sorry!) but this one's very similar:

and here's another option at UO:
#4.1 The Budget Babe on 2014-07-24 11:02 (Reply)
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