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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
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SuPeR_PoPs
SuPeR_PoPs posted in Style:
coffins are u dying? :devil
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Unrung
Unrung posted in Style:
No, never. Except for this once time, I took pictures of myself in different coffins so I could ask my friends which one looked best on me... not sure that's the same thing though.
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Nope. That's silly. 
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SuPeR_PoPs
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Do you have issues at school with dress code? Well, rules are rules but outside of school express yourself and whatever you feel works, wear it. If high heels and earrings are your thing then go for it. If crop tops and butt shorts describe your personality than let it be known. Guys judge and so do some Ladies but express "You!" Be yourself and don't let anyone else tell you who you are or who you have to be. I can't express to all of you how much fashion and popularity have come together these days, clothing lines have gone so far up that the personality of a person can be known by what they're wearing.
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Black shirt with Shadowhunter Runes on it and a pair of skinny jeans with black converses
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