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How to Make a T-Shirt With Shorts Look Great

Nothing is simpler than throwing on some shorts with a T-shirt in the summer, but the deceptively easy outfit can be elevated with a few minor tweaks. Get inspired by this fashion week showgoer from last September, who wore a striped tee with a pair of navy shorts, then finished off her outfit with a very large bib necklace. The key to borrowing this look is to choose pieces that riff on classic closet staples. Start with the top, which features alternating horizontal lines in a variety of hues and widths — something slightly different from your standard Breton shirt. Then add textural contrast by choosing eyelet shorts instead of plain ones. To dress it all up, throw on a colorful statement necklace, like the Dannijo one she’s wearing. You’re already likely to have at least one component of this look in your closet, so next time you’re headed out to a casual brunch, why not take your go-to outfit up a notch?

Click ahead to see how to re-create the look at three different price points.