It’s official. Spring has arrived. The sun’s shining. Flowers are blooming. You know what that means…
Time to showcase that distinguished style of yours.
We’ve talked about (a few) of the latest spring 2011 trends. Delectable fruity prints, luscious lacey pieces and the perfect little white dress are finally ready for wearing. (And don’t worry. More trendy ideas are well on their way).
For now, let’s talk about a staple to your spring-summer wardrobe. You know, the notorious pair of shorts. Love them, or hate them, they are here to stay, especially if you’re wanting to survive those hot and humid Alabama days.
But, rather than walking around town like Daisy Duke from The Dukes of Hazzard, go for a more urbane, more trendy approach to wearing this warm weather basic. Short shorts are good for making legs appear longer, but some take it to a whole other level.
In the real world of fashion, it’s not so much about “short is sexy” anymore (well, for most designers, it’s not). Now, fashion is all about sophistication and glamour, hence the latest trends: high waisted trousers, longer skirts and dresses, etc. It’s about showing what you’ve got without showing what you’ve got.
So what does that mean? This stylish spring-summer essential can now be found in a variety of lengths. From super short to Bermuda style, you’re bound to find one, or ten pairs that highlight your personality, all while showcasing your best features.
For a fun day or casual date look, try out a refined pair of high waisted shorts. It’s a more elegant way of adding length to your legs. Couple them with a sexy, billowy blouse, whether it be a classic sleeveless or bohemian bishop sleeved. Finish this sophisticated look with plenty of jewelry, a classic leather satchel and a stylish pair of wedges or platform heels (that’s a plus to wearing longer cuts; you’re allowed to wear heels, whereas heels with a super short pair is rather…inappropriate).
Maybe you’re looking for something a little funkier. How about a sleek pair of looser fitted printed shorts? Pair them with a simple fitted blouse. Or, if you’re in the mood for going bold, try out a spring 2011 trend by doing a double print! Either way, you’re sure to stand out.
The trick to this infamous warm weather staple is to find a pair that makes you feel good. And, of course, you should always find a pair that’s flattering to your shape and size.
Now, get to styling!
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