Style Bee - Summer - Look 8

Summer 20 – Look 8


Style Bee - Summer - Look 8

Black Shorts. You’d think that wouldn’t be such a wild idea for clothing designers, but they are next to IMPOSSIBLE to find it seems. Especially when you have a specific set of requirements which includes: 100% cotton, a high (but forgiving) waist, loose fit and a length that’s not too short but not too long. I was looking for something tailored but relaxed and easy to wear that could be dressed up or down. Apparently a very tall order!

Luckily, earlier this spring I came across FORMATION a clothing line by Amanda Vaughn-Redmon. In her North Carolina based studio, Amanda designs and makes some seriously beautiful yet very functional pieces. Her shapes are unique but timeless, simple and made in dreamy fabrics. When she shared a peek at these shorts on her Instagram and I knew they were ‘the ones’ I’d been looking for. The rest is pretty much history but Amanda was super helpful and friendly during the ordering process, which was definitely an added bonus.

This look is uncomplicated, breezy and oh so perfect for the summer weather we’re having right now. I love that I could hop on my cruiser for a riverside bike ride or head to dinner or, more realistically, work in my office all day, ha! Nothing wrong with a little versatility! So if you’re still in the market for some great summer shorts, definitely give these a look. Happy Friday all!

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Shorts by Formation || Top Aritzia (similar) || Clogs custom No.6 Store (similar) || Hat J.Crew || Jewelry Laite Atelier


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  1. Jane says:

    I find shorts in general to be tough. I have a few pairs of the GAP boyfriend jean shorts that I really like but dressier (or rather non denim) shorts are a tough one! These look great!

  2. Ashley says:

    Such a beautiful summer outfit, Lee!

    I’m thinking about ordering those shorts and since it seems we’re a similar size–were you fine just ordering the small or did you need to do any extra tailoring?

    • Lee the Bee says:

      Thanks Ashley! Amanda was really accommodating and made the waist a 26 for me. Since they’re made to order she can make them any size you want. You won’t be dissapointed 🙂 xo

  3. Kate says:

    I was lucky enough to find some high waisted rayon and polyester black shorts in my early days of finding my style and I’ve stuck with them every summer since. I thrifted them and they were very long when I started, so I tailored them myself to my perfect length. I think though in the next few years I’ll have to go on this sort of quest for perfect black shorts too!

    I love that top, its boho without beating you over the head with it.


    • Lee the Bee says:

      Thanks Kate! Nothing like a great thrift find that turns into a favourite! Love your description of this top! haha Exactly what I thought too. Xo

  4. Samantha says:

    I couldn’t agree more… Black shorts are the hardest thing to find. Doesn’t make any sense! Lovely outfit – that top is stunning.

  5. Myrna says:

    Love these shorts especially the pockets. So cute and it’s a perfect length not too short or too long. You look adorable ♥.