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An Easy Casual Look with Camel Shorts and a Black Tank

Today it is all about a casual look with a pair of tailored shorts.

black tank and camel shorts

Easy Casual Look

The high rise pleated shorts in a camel color caught my eye on the rack at Tarshay. I liked the length, the color and tried them on with a basic tank. ( One of the ones I bought multiple colors in). The inseam is 5″ which is about an inch longer than what I typically wear. The shorts are made of : 66% Cotton, 31% Lyocell, 3% Spandex, giving it breathability and some stretch, so comfortable!

They also come in a multitude of colors. I love the olive and black for other neutral shades.

We are having some mid 80 days and will have a few 90 degree days next week, so this would be perfect for those days and the Dog days of Summer as well.

I mentioned from THIS POST, that the tank is also A New Day, and comes in many colors, you may want to stock up on these basics. I love that I can wear a regular bra with this tank.

High rise shorts of this 5′ length are great for ladies as they can be worn with a multitude of tops and are a flattering length for those that want to show their legs. I am wearing my usual size 4 in these shorts, so they are true to size. They also come with a belt which can be tied into a bow for a finishing touch. I liked the look without the belt it came with, and would consider adding a belt like this, next time I wear it.

This neutral look is a favorite color combination- camel and black, which is always a classic pairing. I added my rattan bag to add texture to the look. Andre Assous espadrilles give the look a more casual vibe, and would also work well with some cute slides. 


Are these months just flying by? We had a great weekend, visiting The Cottage , sitting at the “magic table”, ( don’t know the story behind it), and just enjoying socializing with some “regulars”. The pups met a new pup, a Coton de Tulear, which is a very friendly, bright, and happy -go lucky dog. They have long white hair, which feels like cotton, and make funny squeaky sounds. He really liked Gibson! The owner told us his wife wanted this rare breed, which is known as the Royal Dog of Madagascar. They ended up traveling to Argentina to pick up the pup!

black tank and camel shorts with rattan bag

black tank, camel shorts and rattan bag

What length of shorts do you prefer? Let me know in the comments!


See affiliate links below.

Shorts- Target

tank- Target

shoes- Andre Assous

rattan bag- Amazon


Have a great day!

Jess xx


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    Posted at 01:54h, 11 July Reply

    […] have seen me style them HERE, in a more casual vein, with a minimalist […]

  • Gelbermd
    Posted at 04:35h, 18 May Reply

    You carry off this simple style so well, probably because you have a slim model girl figure.

  • Ashley
    Posted at 20:44h, 17 May Reply

    So summer chic here, Jess! I love those shorts on you!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:53h, 18 May Reply

      Thank you Ashley! Target had some cute shorts and I loved the color.

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 18:55h, 17 May Reply

    Lovely summer outfit! The shorts are a great length – I’ve been looking for some in this style. I wish we had Target in the UK – I’d buy the vest in multiple colours too!

    Emma xxx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:54h, 18 May Reply

      Thank you Emma! I am contemplating getting them in olive, but have already spent enough on clothes this month!

  • Leslie Susan Clingan
    Posted at 10:46h, 17 May Reply

    Glad to see these great shorts are available at Target. And come in several colors. Going to check them out. I loved your longer Bermuda-length shorts but my go-to length is 5″ so these really fit the bill. Such a simple but chic look with the black tank and the rattan bag.

    Have never heard of the coton dog so followed your link to check out the breed. What a cutie pie it must be!! Someday I hope to have another dog. Miss my 3 babies terribly.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:55h, 18 May Reply

      Hi Leslie, I prefer this or 4″. The Bermuda shorts were me trying them out. I like them but don’t gravitate toward that length. They are fun. Oh, gosh, that dog was adorable, his name was Rocco! I just love pups, so I know what you mean.

  • Claire Justine
    Posted at 02:20h, 17 May Reply

    Great look, Jess. I love your shorts 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:16h, 18 May Reply

      Thank you Claire! They really are a great basic that will go with much in my closet.

  • Michelle
    Posted at 00:41h, 17 May Reply

    Super cute summer outfit, Jess! Especially love the round purse. Gibbon’s new friend sounds cute and interesting. Have a great week!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:56h, 18 May Reply

      Thank you Michelle, it is an easy but stylish outfit. Oh yes, the Coton dog was adorable! You too!

  • Jodie Filogomo
    Posted at 18:27h, 16 May Reply

    I love these kinds of shorts because they look great yet are easy to sit in.

  • Neti
    Posted at 18:10h, 16 May Reply

    Love this Lewk Jess. Sometimes we can find some great stuff at Tarjaay. Enjoy May my Dear. . .

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:59h, 18 May Reply

      Thanks so much Neti! Yes, there can be some “treasures”!

  • Anna Parkes
    Posted at 16:18h, 16 May Reply

    What a classy and understated look Jess. You carry off this simple style so well, probably because you have a slim model girl figure. Black and tan work really well with your hair colour. Fab bit of styling!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:00h, 18 May Reply

      Hi Anna! Thank you! It is a simple look and I just loved the shorts. Hope you are doing well!

  • Kellyann Rohr
    Posted at 09:13h, 16 May Reply

    Neutrals are so pretty in summer and I love the rattan bag!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:00h, 18 May Reply

      Thanks so much Kellyann! I always enjoy taking this bag out around Spring-Summer

  • Maureen
    Posted at 06:58h, 16 May Reply

    It’s a cute summer look! Black and camel is a match made in clothing heaven and got to love this color combo. How fun that Gibson met a new pup friend! That’s always a treat! I hope you had a great weekend and happy Monday!

    Maureen |

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:03h, 16 May Reply

      Thank you Maureen! I do too. I am waiting on a pair of linen pants too to wear this look when it gets hot. The pups love meeting other dogs, as do I!

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