Show Some Leg with Woman Within

Happy Saturday my amazing blogger family, how the heck are you? Have you missed me? I sure hope so because I really missed you guys! I honestly had no idea how long it had actually been since my last post until I started drafting this one which I have been trying to do for 2 weeks now. I am sorry I have been absent but my professional life has been absolutely crazy busy and the weather has not been very cooperative for taking photos. Not to mention that I took a few days vacation and then got horribly sick. But I guess I just have to learn to roll with the punches…quite frankly I suck at it lol.

Well we are less than one week away from the start of summer and we actually managed to have a few nice days this week. I finally feel like the temperature is going to get warmer and that means shedding some more layers.

I know that choosing outfits for warm weather days can be daunting for many women and the idea of showing more skin can be scary and intimidating. But I can honestly say that once you take that first step to bare your arms or legs you won’t go back. Because you know what? Life is too short to suffer in the heat and be uncomfortable all the time because you are afraid your body might offend someone. Summer is short, you deserve to enjoy it.

I know that choosing outfits for warm weather days can be daunting for many women and the idea of showing more skin can be scary and intimidating. But I can honestly say that once you take that first step to bare your arms or legs you won’t go back. Because you know what? Life is too short to suffer in the heat and be uncomfortable all the time because you are afraid your body might offend someone. Summer is short, you deserve to enjoy it.

So for this month’s post with Woman Within I decided to showcase a couple of casual looks featuring the last piece of skin bearing clothing that I tackled personally – shorts. I spent years having a love hate relationship with shorts because of my thighs and my knee bulge but now that I finally wear them they are definitely something I look forward to wearing.And nowadays there are so many great options to choose from in the plus size market. You can get all lengths from short shorts to long length Bermuda’s, a sleek fit or relaxed and casual to dressy. Woman Within offers a great selection of basics in a variety of fabrics, colours and prints. It is particularly hard to find shorts in sizes above a 28 so the fact that Woman Within offers up to a size 40 at an affordable price is one of the many reasons I love them.

And if you are looking to add to your summer wardrobe on a budget, then I have good news for you! Woman Within is currently having a massive clearance sale with 60% off. You can get a top, bottom and sandals for only $60 or less. Man do I love a good bargain.

For this first look I decided to try something I used to love wearing in high school and that is a skort. Skorts have come back in style again and they are a great alternative to skirts and shorts because they combine their best features. And built in shorts mean you don’t have to worry about chafing.

I also feel more comfortable wearing something that is a shorter length knowing I won’t have to worry about showing everything if I sit down. I love the classic navy colour with the whimsical strawberry print on this one. I am wearing the size 34 so I could accommodate my thighs but the waistband has elastic insets so it didn’t gape.

Sometimes I just want a look that is simple so adding this red t-shirt was the obvious choice. It works perfectly with the strawberry print and is made of a great cotton/poly blend that holds it shape. The cap sleeve with the seaming detail elevates it from just a plain t-shirt and it gives it a more feminine silhouette. I am wearing the size 26/28 and was happy with the fit. It comes in 11 different colours and prints.

I have to say I am so in love with the sneaker trend now! It’s been so much fun to step outside my comfort zone and be comfortable at the same time. Woman Within has some of the cutest wide width sneaker options out there. I loved pairing these striped ones with this look because it was different. Now these are from last season but I gave you links to a couple of cute alternatives that are in stock and on sale. To complete the look I added these tassel earrings and my green Coach satchel.

For this second look I was on the hunt for the perfect Bermuda short that wasn’t denim. These elastic waist chino style ones ended up being exactly what I was looking for. A lot of you ask me about how I keep shorts from riding up when you walk and my number one suggestion is opting for a longer length. This style has a 13 inch inseam which was perfect for me at 5’6. If you are shorter than something that is 10 or 11 inches would be perfect for you.

I love the elastic waist on these because it helps combat my issue with my waist being so much smaller than my hips. And I love that it is a thick one. I am also wearing the size 34 in these. They are a fairly straight cut and I wanted them to be a little loose in the leg. I typically stick to black when it comes to shorts so I choose these in navy to keep it neutral but different. They also come in khaki , white, olive, and a pretty pink colour.

This outfit was totally inspired by this striped t-shirt. I loved the combination of colours with the brush stroke feel of the stripes. And these slit sleeves with the tie are fun and flirty. I love that they are also adjustable. The fabric is a soft jersey knit that is perfect for warm summer days. I am wearing the size 30/32 in this one. In case you are wondering about length both of these tees are 28 inches long which provides great coverage.

I can’t resist fun statement accessories so you might recognize this fun straw tote from another Woman Within post. This tote has been perfect for a few outfits so far this spring and it will be great for summer too. And these turquoise snakeskin sandals from Woman Within are stylish and comfortable. They provide the perfect pop of colour. Finally a trendy yellow pair of marble resin earrings were the perfect finishing touch. One accessory like a pair of earrings keeps a look simple but makes it feel complete.

So there you have it, two effortless looks that I hope will inspire you to bare some leg this summer. Life is short and I encourage you to live life to its fullest and enjoy every day. Make sure to leave me a comment and tell me which look is your fave.

This post is sponsored by Woman Within but all opinions are my own, as always.

Special thanks to Rebecca of Rebecca Northcott Photography for capturing these images and special moments.

Shop Look #1:

T-shirt by WOMAN WITHIN | Skort by WOMAN WITHIN | Sneakers by WOMAN WITHIN (alternative here) | Sneaker option #2 by WOMAN WITHIN |

Shop Look #2:

T-shirt by WOMAN WITHIN | Shorts by WOMAN WITHIN | Sandals by WOMAN WITHIN | Tote bag by WOMAN WITHIN | Earrings by ALDO |

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