Looking for an affordable pair of pink scalloped shorts? I’ve been searching ever since stumbling upon this pin sometime last year. And I can finally say I’ve found them: the perfect pair of pink scalloped shorts for just $38. I can’t resist preppy brights in the summer (more evidence herehere, and here) so this look is something of a seasonal uniform for me. Easy breezy top, bright shorts, comfy flats for walking. And an ice cold lemonade because, hi, have you stepped outside lately?
But back to the shorts. They’re the perfect shade of hot pink — not bubblegum, not quite neon — and I can’t get enough of the scalloped edge. Yes, linen is prone to wrinkling, but it’s also one of the only fabrics I can fathom wearing when the temperature hits 90 in New York. The fact that they match perfectly with my colorblocked espadrilles is just the icing on the cake.
One of the biggest takeaways for me from your feedback a couple weeks ago was that a lot of you want to see more affordable finds mixed in with the more wishlist-worthy items I feature on Design Darling. And I want you to know: I read you loud and clear. Thankfully I’m past my days of scooping up $6 “going out tops” at Forever 21 (why? WHY?), but there are plenty of ways to look preppy, polished, and put together without breaking the bank. Am I still going to splurge on classic pieces I can’t live without? 100%. But when I find an awesome $25 t-shirt or $54 dress, you’re going to know about it. Deal? Deal.
Henri Bendel bag c/o ($478)  //  C. Wonder sunglasses (old, similar)
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  1. Those shorts are pretty fabulous- ASOS has been one of my favorite retailers this year! Will look forward to the mixing of affordable + wishlist!

    Heather | Port City Prescription

  2. Such a cute summer outfit! Those shorts are adorable!!

    P.S. I really appreciate you finding more affordable pieces and actually loving and rocking them. As a college student, it’s a little frustrating when bloggers only wear designer clothes. I can’t really afford that with my tiny budget! But anyways, thanks!!