Shorts are no longer reserved
for the boardwalk. Dressing up your favorite summer staple is all about
choosing the right patterns, cuts and accessories. Shorts can be a fun
substitute for a skirt, whether you’re headed out on a date or to a family
Pick your pattern
Give your fave denim cutoffs
the day off and experiment with wild patterns and designs. Pair them with a
chambray button-down on top to make the print really pop.
Wild Animal Print Shorts, $15, forever21.com
Khaki is back
These pale shorts are a great way
to show off that neon top or leopard print blouse, while still looking
put-together. Pair them with colorful flats or bold wedges.
A little lace will draw lots
of attention to your legs. Pair with a
neutral top and low heels for dinner with the fam. On a group date, add a
fitted leather jacket for an edgy but sweet look.
Don’t forget about denim
just yet. Pair your denim shorts with a fun blouse and a fitted blazer for a
professional vibe. Avoid shorts that are either too tight or too short if
you’re headed to work or to Grandma’s house.
Single Button Sateen Blazer, $37, charlotterusse.com
BY SIMONE SHAPIRO ON 6/5/2012 12:00:00 PM
POSTED IN fashion, trend, summer