Taking Your Summer Favorites into Fall with Village Pointe: Part 1 – How to Wear Sneakers with Jean Shorts

Photography by Kye Image

Hey sweet friends and hallelujah it’s the weekend!  What do you girls have planned?  I’ll be poolin’ it with my mom & dad at their backyard oasis on Saturday afternoon, then T and I plan to just relax at home and watch the Husker game, as well as the Alabama game!  Sunday and Monday are wide open because we don’t have any set plans, and I’m not mad about it haha.  Isn’t there something so glorious about having no plans?  We’ll probably grab some happy hour sushi Sunday afternoon and on Monday we might grill out with our friends.  God Bless long holiday weekends, right?!  Even though it’s going to be in the 90’s this weekend, I think we are all in agreement that Labor Day is the unofficial start to Fall, so I figured now would be the perfect time to chat about taking your favorite Summer staple, jean shorts, right into Fall with three easy steps!

Step 1:  While we’re not quite ready for boots, we can begin to pack away the sandals and swap them for cute sneakers!  I love that the sneaker trend is still going strong because I’ve always had a love affair with shoes, especially tennis shoes.  I was a major tomboy growing up and lived in my sneakers.  And needless to say, that shoe love affair has never ended!  One of my favorite places to shop for shoes is at DSW at Village Pointe.  The endless variety of all types of shoes is pretty much what heaven looks like!  I’m sure you’ve been seeing a lot of athleisure posts featuring all-white tennis shoes, and while I love that look, I wanted to mix it up and add some different elements to my transitional wardrobe!  The moment I spotted these double-denim sneakers, I knew they had to go home with me.  I really like that they have two different shades of blue and have silver accents, as well as cork on the heel.  And they’re just as comfy as they are cute!

Step 2:  With the latest tennis shoe craze, we’ve been seeing them paired with dresses, joggers, skirts, and my most favorite option; cutoff shorts!  I snagged this frayed pair at American Eagle while shopping at Village Pointe!  American Eagle has an amazing selection of denim and their jean shorts never disappoint.  I purchased these last Summer and have worn them nonstop!  When you live in the Midwest, you know that one day it could be in the 50’s and the next it could be 90 degrees.  Which is why I consider jean shorts to be an integral part of my transitional style!

Step 3:  It’s time to ditch the bare arms and opt for cozy knits!  I snagged this adorable LOVE sweatshirt from the Old Navy store at Village Pointe and it’s definitely giving me all the warm and fuzzy feels.  I’m guilty of wearing sweatshirts and sweaters in the Summer because it’s hard to escape the chilly A/C that is on full blast in stores and restaurants.  But now that it’s unofficially sweater weather, I can rock my sweatshirt, shorts, and tennis shoe ensemble with pride!  I’ve said time and time again that I like outfits that have balance aka I believe that you can show it all, just not at the same time.  When I wear shorts (unless I’m going to be outside in the sun all day), I usually don’t show all of my arms.  I tend to prefer tees over tanks anyways!  And now that sweatshirt season is here, I love the casual, yet chic aesthetic that is achieved when pairing shorts and sweatshirts together!

This cute and comfy outfit is perfect for many occasions, including …

A Farmer’s Markets

Exploring your Downtown Area

Brunch on a Patio

Having a Zoo Day with your Family

Visiting the Pumpkin Patch

Tailgating for your Favorite College Football Team

Running Errands/a Visit to the Grocery Store

If you’re from Omaha, then you know that Village Pointe not only offers a large variety of retail shopping, with a wide range of price-points, but they also have some pretty tasty restaurants!  I love that we can shop ’til we drop and then nosh on delicious bites and refreshing sips; all in one spot.  Tony and I’s personal favorites include Kona Grill and Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse.  Oh, and Cold Stone Creamery for dessert!

Shoes – c/o Village Pointe // Shorts – c/o Village Pointe // Sweatshirt c/o Village Pointe // Similar White Bag // Sunglasses // Watch // Gold Bangle // Rose Gold Bangle 

This post is sponsored, but most importantly, created in collaboration with Village Pointe!  All thoughts and opinions expressed are sincerely my own.  Thank YOU for supporting the brands and businesses I partner with that make Sabby Style possible! xoxo

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