Monday, April 11, 2011

Shorts: From Casual to Chic

I can't believe it's been almost a month since I last posted! I've been so busy since coming back from spring break, but hopefully I'll be able to get out at least a post per week. With all the warm weather, I've been more inspired! I love spring and summer outfits the best so these next few months will be great.
Many people think shorts are just for lounging around it, maybe doing some work around the yard or hanging out at the pool or beach in. But, they can work really well in a nicer environment, too. The key is to pick the right pair. Twill shorts are dressier than denim, so they are perfect for all-day shopping sprees, lunch with the girls and even outdoor parties. I actually prefer twill to denim, and I'm on the lookout for even more pairs to add to my closet--right now I only have one pair!

This is one way to dress up your favorite pair of shorts: add a tank top with some interest (like ruffles, lace, beading, etc.), top it off with a long cardigan (but make sure it doesn't go past your shorts) and a scarf or statement necklace to pull it all together. For a look similar to this, try the Shea shorts ($20), the Gemma cami in white ($48) and the Leigh cardigan in heather grey ($98), all from Abercrombie & Fitch.

Twill shorts can also be pretty casual. My favorite way to "dress them down" is with a hoodless sweatshirt. Try the La Jolla Shores sweatshirt in dark grey ($14.95) with the Brooks Beach shorts in white ($29.50), the Classic Spring Belt in brown ($29.50) and the Classic Beach Flip Flop in grey ($34.50), all from Hollister Co.

Go ahead...wear your fave shorts to that dinner date with friends or just running errands. Shorts are perfect for (almost) any occasion this spring and summer!

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