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Styling Agolde Parker Shorts.

By: Jen Shoop

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Safe to say that a good number of us own the Agolde Parker shorts? In April, I shared some thoughts and inspiration for styling white shorts for summer, and I ended up ordering both the Veronica Beard Ellis shorts in ecru and the Agolde Parker Longs in white. (Note that there are a wide range of different washes, hems, and two different lengths of the Parkers — you can shop them all here.) I loved them and briefly contemplated keeping both, but ended up hanging onto the Agoldes because I found them slightly more flattering on the leg and anticipated that they would be a touch more versatile owing to the finished hem and stark white color. I took a size up from my usual denim size for a looser/baggier fit and love the effect. I swear I tried these shorts on a few years ago and returned them because I didn’t like how they looked, but I’m obsessed with them this go around and now wondering if I just hadn’t figured out how to style them in a way that fit my own vibe. I am really liking the look of shorts with a blazer, vest, or button-down — a little more polished maybe? I am so short (5’0), so sometimes I feel like shorts make me look like a child? The blazer/vest/button-down balances out the youthfulness of the style perhaps?

I styled first with my denim blazer from VB (sold out, but available on TRR here and in a fab black lace on sale here; similar style from ALC here), a Leset tee (details on all my favorite white tees here), Eleftheria sandals, my Celine sunglasses, and this raffia bag.

I also loved the look of the Agolde Parkers with my Veronica Beard vest and my little Celine phone sling (a lucky TRR find, similar in all black leather here and black logo here; look for less here). You can get the vest look for less with this, this, or this.

I also wanted to show you the Ellis shorts for comparison! Note the raw hem and slightly more exaggerated flare. I took these in a size up from my usual denim size, and they were a tiny bit too big, I think — the Agoldes look loose fit but I think these looked a bit too gappy in the waist. I’d probably suggest taking your true size unless you’re between sizes — in which case, go up. I styled with a brown stripe shirt from J. Crew (old), but similar here and here.

I also tried the Ellis on with my Talbots sweater/blazer (upgrade pick: BA&SH; similar from J. Crew or Tuckernuck), Leset tee, Margaux flats, and my Pam Munson tote. I’d absolutely wear this outfit with the Agolde Parkers.

Last note — more styling ideas for white shorts here, but I have been thinking they’d look great with one of the Julia Amory husband shirt tucked in. These are such a versatile item. I have worn as a beach/pool cover-up (mainly how they’re styled on site), tucked into the matching pareo for day wear (as seen below — shirt, pareo), and also paired with white jeans! Fun fun.

P.S. My favorite Hunza G swimsuit. Love the assortment out now for the season ahead — especially the stripes!

P.P.S. Remember when we used to take our time? A little reflection on missing the earlier days of my relationship with Mr. Magpie.

P.P.P.S. How do you fill your cup in an hour?

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2 thoughts on “Styling Agolde Parker Shorts.

  1. I chuckled reading what you wrote about whether shorts make you look like a child — I feel this 100%! I haven’t worn shorts in maybe… 2 years? With the exception being at home or when I wear the Lake short pajama sets 😉 But I absolutely LOVE all the grown-up styling ideas here, I can’t decide on a favorite! Probably a toss-up between the monochromatic ecru outfit with the red flats, or the one with the VB vest (such a dream item, and eagerly awaiting a price drop!).

    1. Ha! Fellow petites understand the shorts problem. Do we look like young lads in them?? Haha. I do think the styling has been a key unlock for me.

      xx

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