Proportion and balance are two words that are important when getting dressed daily.  I was always conscious of this being a fashion and accessories editor, and still am whether I’m choosing my own looks or my clients.  One way to balance out a pair of cutoff shorts and heeled sandals is to wear a long sleeve button-down top.  My silk ones that I usually reserve for cooler temps have been coming out of retirement.  Steer clear of tight tops with tight bottoms, and equally baggy tops with baggy bottoms.  It’s all about proportion!

Blouse (similar here and here) / Shorts / Shoes (similar here and here) / Hoops