Sunday, June 05, 2011
Shorts: From Casual to City Chic
Now that the temperatures are rising, it is the perfect time to start rethinking your wardrobe. Sure, on the weekends you just want to throw on a pair of shorts, cropped pants or a sundress and relax knowing you'll be cool. But come Monday, the thought of hot and heavy layers does nothing to get you motivated. I have news for you - it doesn't have to be this way!
Shorts are a great alternative to pants or a skirt and can be dressed up or down quite easily, giving you more versatility in your wardrobe. I want to show you just how simple it can be to take your shorts to new heights and help them look polished and professional.
1/ First, treat your shorts just as you would pants or a skirt. Skip the casual tee and dress your shorts up with a top that has a little more structure to it. Tuck your shirt in and add a belt for more polish.
2/ A jacket or cardigan, either short sleeved, 3/4 sleeved or long sleeved with the sleeves pushed up, is a great third layer that brings polish to your look. Add one in a lightweight fabric that takes your look to new heights while helping you keep your cool.
3/ A great pair of wedge sandals give your look lift and help elevate you to city chic. Flip flops, flats espadrilles (such as Tom's) or even flats are cute but a little more casual.
4/ Add in some chic accessories to finish your look off. You want to create balance so don't go overboard, but a belt, some great earrings and a bracelet or watch will finish your look off in style!