cutest summer shorts

I’ve found fun, summery shorts that check both boxes of “flattering” and “comfy” hard to come by, but oh do I have a rare exception to the rule for you today! Take a gander at this red, flowy, patterned pair… perfect for your summer wanderings and even a darling choice for July 4th… Too soon? Just saying.


SHIRT   white off the shoulder top (sold out, similar $19 linked)   |   SHORTS   patterned shorts (wearing size S)   |   SHOES   nude wedges (back in stock in all sizes!)   |   BAG   mini marcie chloe crossbody   |   LIPSTICK   heat wave

You really don’t have to try hard to achieve that effortless gypsy/boho/wanderlust look with these babies. Throw on with flat sandals (this pair is the cutest) and a casual tank for day-to-day or dress up with wedges and fun accessories for a dressier outing! I’m also happy to report they’re exceptionally well-made for the price, and was pleasantly surprised to see them ring in at under $50! Can’t recommend these enough for your summer wardrobe.

After a drizzly, humid week here in Dallas, I had the best time spending this weekend mainly outdoors at the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament! (You’ll find the Katie Kime dress I wore in this picture, here.) A few cute college friends and the cowboy joined me for a fun experience put on by Cadillac, and I’m hoping you caught some of the fun on snapchat! If you’re not following, my username is LonestarSnaps.

Wishing everyone a productive week! I know many of you just graduated, and to you I say congratulations! Crazy to think it’s officially been one year since I ended my time at the University of Texas at Austin… Starting to feel old!

Love from Texas,


Photography by Stephanie Drenka

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  1. Paula said:

    Love this look! Those shorts are perfect.


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  2. Sydney S said:

    These are the cutest shorts!!
    xo, Syd

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  3. Sara Kate said:

    What fun shorts!! I love that print and color.

    Sara Kate Styling

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  4. Rachel M said:

    Such a fun outfit for summer!

    Rachel /

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  5. Those shorts are so fun and flattering! I love the color of them!

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  6. Nicole said:

    You are queen of “off the shoulder” tops, Kate! Love this look on you!

    Nicole |

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  7. Martha-Grace said:

    I love hearing about your faith and how it shapes and informs your life, however, we as children of God are called to be modest in our manner of dressing and our actions. What you wear here is not at all distinguished from the styles of the world and is often times not modest. What is your definition of modesty? (I know the word is off-putting and ambiguous) and Do you think that the Lord has put you in the place that you are to be an agent of change in this area? Please don’t get me wrong, you are a beautiful and inspiring woman who I look up to very much, and I don’t think modesty means not being fashionable at all but it does mean using wisdom when choosing what to wear and choosing clothing that reflects Christ and his work on the cross.

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  8. I always love finding a new pair of patterned shorts! These ones are adorable! :)

    Jordan: The Teacup of Style
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  9. Kathryn said:

    Oh my goodness! SO cute! Love how comfy they look.

    xx Kathryn

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  10. Such an adorable outfit!!! Perfect for summer :)

    Edye |

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