In your closet: SHORTS

Summer is officially here! Hello sun, hello tan, hellooo legs! And what better way to show off our perfect pins than with a gorgeous pair of trendy shorts! This type of garment is a personal favorite, not only are they cute and sexy, but they let you go shorter than a skirt, which elongates your limbs (always remeber that your cheeks must be safely concealed inside, not hanging out there for the whole world to see). Many years ago, designers and retailers were paying more attention to the skirt, the shorts department was a bit limited. But nowadays, shorts are the new skirt. Ruffles, sequins, leather, silk, polka dots, prints, knit and lace. I could go on like this forever! The possibilities are endless and shorts are fun! So here for you, my selection of the ones every girl must have inside her closet for the current season.

FIRST ROW:

  • THE DENIM CUT-OFFS: Oh remeber Jessica Simpson’s long gone glory days? I still drool whenever I see her dancing to “These Boots Are Made for Walking” in her teeny tiny pair of Daisy Dukes! This style is perfect for pulling off a casual and sexy look. Wether you choose to wear them with a tank top and sandals, or with a t-shirt and boots (I adore how they look with a pair of Minnetonka boots), these bottoms have a perfect cut and a fitting form. They can be found in lots of different hues, but you should absolutely have them in blue denim, key pieces in your wardrobe and total life savers! WHERE TO FIND THEM: ASOS
  • PASTEL PERFECT: Spring loves pastel, Summer does too. Now even Autumn and Winter and so must you! I know I do (just take a look at my blog). So choose a color (mint, pastel blue, lilac, baby pink), pick your shape (tailored, pleated, fitted, etc) and have fun mixing them up with your favorite garments. You can go with heels and a cute top for a dressier look. For a day at the beach, a retro, printed, bikini top. Or you can put together different pieces, all in pastel hues, I like to call that “the Ladurée effect”. WHERE TO FIND THEM: TOPSHOP
  • CUTE CROCHET: This screams Coachella, or any other hip music festival! And although I consider myself a “modern music ignorant”, I would love to pair this up with a fabulous tank, a pair of worn out boots and my Ray Ban aviators to go sip beer in a open field while listening to amazing music (probably unknown for me).  They also make great beach cover-ups, fun and flirty. Note: when you can’t see through the holes, you can wear them anytime, when you can actually see the panties, save those for the beach only. Remeber the cheek rule I mentioned above? WHERE TO GET THEM: TOPSHOP

SECOND ROW

  • STARS AND STRIPES: Move over British flag, USA is here to stay. Before, one would’ve thought it was tacky, today it’s a big trend. And one I am embracing gladly. I have seen the jackets, the washed-up t-shirts, but when I saw the shorts, it was love at first sight. If you wish to sport this trend, look for denim printed ones, boyfriend shorts will do. Stay away from vinyl hot pants, you are not Wonder Woman, you are not a female wrestler and you are not a stripper. One more thing, never, never wear a stars and stripes bikini, you are not a Hawaiian Tropic Contestant and there’s only one Coco (Ice-T’s “classy”wife). WHERE TO GET THEM: TOPSHOP
  • LACEY LOVE: Romantic, cute, and frilled perfection. I got mine high-waisted, but there’s also tiered, and tailored. Lace shorts are so IN right now. I can just imagine myself wearing them with a blush top and a pair of Valentino’s pointed kitten heels with studs. Hello romance with a touch of punk! WHERE TO GET THEM: RIVER ISLAND
  • RUNNING WITH HEELS: The running shorts are no more an “only for the gym” item. And in a very Salvatore Ferragamo S/S 2011 Ad Campaign fashion, they are now part of our everyday wear. No I am not telling you to take out your Nike ones and pair them with a button down. But retailers everywhere (I got mine at H&M for 9 Euros) are making their own streetwear versions. It would’ve seemed unthinkable before, but hey, in Fashion everything’s possible. You don’t have to run in your heels, but you can wear running shorts with them. WHERE TO GET THEM: TOPSHOP
THIRD ROW
  • SEARED SCALLOPS? No we are not talking mollusks. We are talking about one of the latest trends in bottoms. The scalloped hem. A different and also very graceful finish for a garment. One I consider to give a more sophisitcated and elegant air to the outfit. You can often find this type of hem in high-waisted and tailored shorts. Great for button-downs and detailed tops. WHERE TO GET THEM: TOPSHOP
  • PLEATED PLEASE: Almost like a skirt, but as flirty as a skirt. This type of shorts can very well be described as a culotte. They give an A-line effect and have big front pleats. This style is very figure flattering. You can find them made out of printed fabrics. I have them with flowers, and polka dots, and more flowers and more polka dots! WHERE TO GET THEM: TOPSHOP
  • PAPER-BAG ME: This lovely effect is literally what happens when you close up a brown bag with a ribbon. Pleated in the front and in the back and held together with a waistband, this shorts are among the most coveted items this season. Every store has them, in every color, in different lenghts, made out of different materials. Be careful when buying yours, because often, if the fit is wrong, you can end up with an aspirin looking bum. WHERE TO GET THEM: TOPSHOP
FOURTH ROW
  • DISCO DIVA: What’s not to love about sequins. Every girl loves to be the shiny disco ball (ok ball can be offensive, let’s call it Shiny Disco Hourglass, never seen one of those before). Sequins attract attention and turn heads in our directions. And when you pair them up with a tight pair of hot pants, now that’s pure dynamite! Mix it with a sober top with more coverage. We want to avoide the whole street walker, lady of the night look. WHERE TO GET THEM: ASOS
  • FLOWER POWER: If you haven’t got them yet, you can’t say I didn’t mention it before. I got proof… WHERE TO GET THEM: TOPSHOP
  • LEATHER SHORTS: In this case it’s the opposite. Fall and Winter loved leather, now Spring and Summer do to! Wether you go rock or punk or you pair them with soft garments and lightweight fabrics, leather is one very nice way to go! WHERE TO GET THEM: RIVER ISLAND
So there you have it, my shorts selection! And remeber ladies, July is about to start. And what does that mean? BIG FAT SALES!!!!! Now you don’t have an excuse to go get them all!
Sweet kisses…

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2 responses to “In your closet: SHORTS

  1. I love the American flag shorts, the sequin disco shorts, and the pink polka dot shorts! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

  2. ana

    Ahora has uno de flats y pon los outfits con los shorts, LOVE IT

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