Kw-logo-smaller

Formal Shorts: How to Make Shorts Dressy

Shorts have always been seen as super casual and the perfect thing to throw on when you go to the beach or just hang out with your friends in the summer. But shorts are actually a lot more versatile than most people think they are! With just a few styling tips and the right pair of shorts, they can be just as dressy and stylish as wearing a dress and more sophisticated than a romper!

Dressing Up Colored Shorts

If you pick a pair of colored shorts like this blue pair, dress it up with a printed top or shirt with an unusual shape. This floral cape style top works because it dresses up the shorts and make the outfit look more special! Adding a pair of bright red wedges and gold chandelier hoop earrings finishes off the look!

Blue shorts, $20, New Look, Floral Top, $30, Miss Selfridge, Gold Earrings, $8, Forever 21, Red Wedges, $35, New LookBlue shorts, $20, New Look, Floral Top, $30, Miss Selfridge, Gold Earrings, $8, Forever 21, Red Wedges, $35, New Look

Dressing Up: Printed Shorts

A pair of whimsical printed shorts like this pink lily pair from Topshop are super fun and gives you more styling options than if you wore a dress with the same print. Pairing it with a button up shirt like this girly one with bow dresses it up instantly. How amazing are these pink bow wedges from Miss Selfridge? They add the perfect finishing touch to your dressy shorts outfit. Add a stack of gold bangles on one arm and you’re ready to go!

Pink lily shorts, $50, Topshop, White button up shirt, $35, Miss Selfridge, Pink Bow wedges, $30, Miss Selfridge, Gold Bangles, Forever 21Pink lily shorts, $50, Topshop, White button up shirt, $35, Miss Selfridge, Pink Bow wedges, $30, Miss Selfridge, Gold Bangles, Forever 21

Dressing Up: Cream Shorts

The cut out detail on the hem of these cream shorts is what makes them so special and super easy to dress up with a few simple accessories! Choose a top that’s made out of a dressier material like silk with an interesting cut (like the scallop hem on this cute mint green top!). A pair of sandals with a bit of a block heel (nothing too high!) and a clutch bag in a vibrant colour for maximum impact!

Cream shorts, $45, New Look, Mint Green Top, $18, Forever 21, Brown suede sandals, $30, Miss Selfridge, Orange clutch bag, $10, New LookCream shorts, $45, New Look, Mint Green Top, $18, Forever 21, Brown suede sandals, $30, Miss Selfridge, Orange clutch bag, $10, New Look
Related Stories
>
>

readers voted!

Comments

pricetag

pricetag wrote:

): i dont like meh legs
commented: Tue Jul 16, 2013

gonandi

gonandi wrote:

i like the first whole outfit
commented: Tue Jul 03, 2012

gonandi

gonandi wrote:

omg thank u sooo much all of the suggestions r great i can't wait to tory them
commented: Tue Jul 03, 2012

there are 104 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like it!

latest videos

Poll

What's Your Summer Style?

  • Denim cut-offs and flip flops.
  • Shorts and sneakers.
  • A sundress with cute sandals.
  • Bathing suits.

related stories

Micro_backtoschoolfashionforgirls-micro
Head back to school in style! Kidzworld suggests some key pieces to help you transition from Summ...
Micro_sh_micro
Wearing shorts in the summer doesn't have to mean baring a whole lot of leg! If you're like us, y...
Summer is fast approaching, so put away your jackets and rain boots and come check out the top te...
The Cheapskate II backpack from Quiksilver has room for everything you need to take to sch...

Dear Dish-It in the forums

seane0226
seane0226 posted in Style:
what about me? :(
reply less than a minute
Charulata
Cell phones , Laptops , Tab and many more technological things are useful & very good to us. But equally it's addicting. I think your mom understand that. And how old are you? What will you do with a cellphone now? SMS and etc yeas? Parents should give  these things after 17. Before that , you are too young for cellphones.
reply about 3 hours
Standupandscream
Standupandscream posted in Style:
"CabeAlmighty" wrote:Ok no offense but red…. kinda ugly color for hair... sayng no offense doesnt work when you are calling something ugly m8. Also red is an awesome colour for hair, have you never seen a redhead before? They look awesome. I dyed my hair red because i like the colour red and red hair looks great on me.
reply about 11 hours
CabeAlmighty
CabeAlmighty posted in Style:
Ok no offense but red…. kinda ugly color for hair...
reply about 11 hours
jordand08
A year ago my grandfather had died. It's still hard, but in time, everything will be okay, I believe. Just recently my friend's mom died. 
reply about 11 hours

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

Big_icon_(7)

Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

Hour-of-code-tumb

Millions of Students will be doing an Hour of Code with Tynker December 8th-14th...

Big_icon_(4)

You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

Big_icon_(6)

The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!