I think by now here at WanderChic we’ve established that Mountain Khakis is a pretty sweet brand making adorable clothes—built to last—at an affordable price, so it’s no mystery why I was excited to try out a couple pieces from their newest line: the Island short and Sunnyside tunic. I’m having myself a Mountain Khakis summer.
I wore these items to the lake a few weeks ago, at which time I especially enjoyed wearing the Sunnyside tunic as a swim coverup. The cotton/twill chambray is a perfect material for throwing over a swimsuit, breezy, cool, won’t absorb water from your suit. Also I love that the fabric has that nice dark hue on the other side, it’s a lovely detail.
Speaking of details, check out that embroidery! It’s so cute. It takes what would be breezy bohemian chic and adds a fun twist with the neon thread.
As I said, my favorite way to wear to tunic is without pants over a swimsuit. It’s a a little too short to wear without pants for any other occasion. I’ve also worn it with tights or shorts (as pictured). I originally ordered a small, but I discovered I liked the fit better when I went down to an XS. I’d recommend sizing down.
The Island short is a conservative length, which I like. I also thought the oxford weave material felt nice and light on my skin with it’s linen-like texture. Just be sure to remove them promptly from the dryer, they will wrinkle, like anything of that weight and texture.
Why do they call it the Island Short? Well besides the fact that anyone could have a blast wearing these on an island vacation, the buttons are also made from coconut, how fun!
Regarding sizing, they told me the Island Collection tends to run a bit big, so we started me with a size 2 instead of my usual 4. I ended up exchanging them for a size 4 anyway, so they are pretty true to size in my experience.
Be sure to check out everything in the new Mountain Khakis Collection, here.
Go in style!
Photo Credit: Ty Barnes
*I received this item for review purposes, but all opinions expressed are my own.
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