outfit post: high-waisted shorts, navy blouse, black pumps

Inspiration - Lauren Conrad

I definitely need a new infusion of ideas for what to wear for a night out on the town. I have a few go-to dresses and one black top I wear with jeans but I need to branch out to some more interesting and current outfit ideas.

Lauren Conrad is always so cute and up-to-date with what she wears so I thought she was a perfect person to copy to try to find a different night out look. Shorts with heels is new fashion territory for me. I've always felt they are primarily casual wear but because of the material and style the shorts in this outfit feel dressy and sophisticated. To balance the look of so much exposed leg I needed to pair it with a top that has more coverage. (As a general rule I try to keep top covered if I'm exposing a lot of leg and vice-versa.)

     Navy silky blouse - Ann Taylor (similar, similar, similar, similar)
     High-waisted black shorts - H&M (similar, similar, scalloped)
     Black patent pumps - Mossimo from Target (similar, cute patent cap toe,  similar with slightly lower heel)
     Gold link watch - Michael Kors   (shop same)