Spring has officially sprung—which for Houstonians means temps are on the rise with no relief in sight. So ladies, put away those leggings and skinnies to make room for your new warm-weather staple: printed shorts. Sure, denim cutoffs are great for everyday, but think of all the fun to be had mixing prints and textures in your quest to keep cool and survive the humidity. Break out the balloons, because these Cartonnier shorts are a party for your legs.
SATURDAY: 28TH ANNUAL HOUSTON ART CAR PARADE
What better time to debut a pair of printed shorts than at the weirdest, most Houston-y event of them all. As you prepare to join the other 300,000 spectators along Allen Parkway, think casual-chic with room to breathe. Pair printed shorts with a basic tank, comfy sandals, a statement accessory and a nice floppy hat to keep the heat off your head. Show those cars a little competition, if you know what I mean.
SUNDAY: BRUNCH AT AÑejo
Look, we all know brunch is more than a meal—it’s an event, one preferably packed with prime patio seating and margaritas for days. So glam up your printed shorts with a girly crop top, movie-star shades, a bit of bling and a fierce pair of heels to try out the first-ever brunch service at new Uptown hotspot Añejo. When you walk in dressed to kill, they'll know you need a seat on the patio and a drink in-hand pronto so nobody gets hurt.
MONDAY: ASTROS game
Who doesn’t love an Astros game to kickoff spring? Take this laid-back look out to the ballgame with a cheeky tee, relaxed flip-flops, low-key accessories and your favorite Astros ball cap. Now all you need is a cold Saint Arnold's and a hot dog before you’re chasing fly balls and rooting for the home team.