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5 Ways to Wear Shorts

May 23, 2013

Even die-hard denim fans will want to swap their skinny jeans for shorts when it starts to get really hot this summer. But it's not always the most easy to style item of clothing in your summer closet. How to style this staple summer fashion essential and still stay comfortable and cool? We show you 5 chic ways to wear shorts - from denim to nautical to tailored options when you want to look a little bit dressed up! 

PATTERNED 

Make patterned shorts really pop with a simple tank top or t-shirt and sleek and simple sandals (nothing too busy or embellished). Keep the shape of the shorts a bit looser and more comfortable - think slouchy rather than form-fitting. This gives the entire look a more casual air rather than dressed up. Add a bright pop of neon with an accessory or paint your nails fluoro to keep the look super fun!

Asos tie-dye shorts, $40Asos tie-dye shorts, $40Courtesy of www.asos.com

OVERALLS

Style setters and celebrites have been papped everywhere rocking overall shorts. This is a super cute look that if teamed with the right top and shoes, can look very stylish without looking like you've tried too hard. Just throw any t-shirt or baggy vest underneath for a casual day outfit and pair with flat sandals or your favorite sneakers. 

Urban Outfitters pink overalls, $79Urban Outfitters pink overalls, $79Courtesy of www.urbanoutfitters.com

TOUGH LUXE

Proving that a denim shirt goes with everything, we totally love this tough girl look. Look for a pair of black denim shorts with studs or rips and pair them with a casual denim shirt tied at the waist and some ankle boots. Look for shorts with a big of room - any ripped black denim cutoffs look great and you can even raid the arts and crafts store and glue on your own studs! 

Asos black studded shorts, $55Asos black studded shorts, $55Courtesy of www.asos.com

PREPPY

We're totally in love with these green tailored shorts for the summer months. A slightly thicker fabric looks smarter and a bit dressed up and when paired with a white button-up shirt it's such a sleek and stylish look that you can be confident with wearing anywhere! This outfit would look great worn with some flat lace-up brogue shoes to add a touch of tomboyish style

Forever 21 green shorts, $14.75Forever 21 green shorts, $14.75Courtesy of www.forever21.com

HIPPIE CHIC 

Denim shorts don't have to be boring! If you though you couldn't dress up denim cutoffs, you were wrong. These standout denim shorts have a cute polka dot print that turn them into something special! Pair with a summery t-shirt and some slouchy boots and you've got the recipe for some amazing summerstyle! 

Asos denim shorts, $60Asos denim shorts, $60Courtesy of www.asos.com

Have your say

How will you be styling your shorts this summer? Share your style tips in the comments below!

 

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"Lulu335" wrote: I live in a military family, which means we have to move A LOT. I'm halfway through 6th grade, and I'm really stressed out. The reason is because I have a guy who really likes me, and we liked each other back in the 5th grade, and he's even got me presents and everything, but now I'm starting to doubt whether I still like him or not. And he is a great guy; he's silly, funny, kind- but I just don't know if he's the right guy for me. Plus there's a friend of mine who I know likes me as more than a friend, and he's a great guy, too. I really need advise!! Oh sweetheart, your situation is so, so very far from being complicated. In fact, it's actually, entirely simple. But I'm here to help you see that, because you can't see it yourself quite yet. Brace yourself, you may never hear such advice in your life ever again. Or you might, I can't predict the future. You're in sixth grade, you said. Assuming you live in the United states and weren't held back, you're probably 12, maybe 11. The problem is, the human brain isn't fully developed until a person hits the age of about 25. This means, without debate, that your brain unable to fully grasp what being in a relationship actually entails, what it means, what the consequences are, and so forth. You can't even fathom it, my dear. I couldn't at your age; no one can. You've just begun to hit puberty at this point in your very young, completely normal life. Certain hormones are now being developed by your body that, up until puberty began, your body did not produce. Let me explain, in simple terms, what this means: these new hormones are giving you fuzzy feelings for boys, but these feelings are not what people with fully developed brains call "love." Love means being self sacrificing, compromising, giving and taking, communicating clearly and honestly, and so much more. What you're feeling is a part of love-romance-but it's not all there is to love. It's actually just a few simple chemicals being released in your brain: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and few others. Your brain releases those chemicals when, say, you see a boy you like, and those chemicals make you feel all fuzzy inside. In fact, (brace yourself,) there's nothing inherently special about the boys you like, or the boys that like you; in fact, they're also, entirely normal, and aside from a few minor differences in character, completely like most other boys their age. Had you been born in another town, gone to another school, you would have gotten the same fuzzy feeling about whatever boy you thought you liked at that school. You see? I'm not saying this to make you feel insignificant, but perhaps the insight will make moving easier for you. The next place your militant parents settle down in will also have a middle school, with a bunch of normal 11-14 year old boys and girls, all doing the exact same things the kids at your school do right now. Does that put things in perspective for you? The world is a very, very big place, and it's home to billions upon billions of people. Your situation is far from being a needle in a hay stack; it's more like a blade of grass, in a vast field of foliage. The feelings you're feeling aren't uncommon or complicated, they just feel that way to you. (Now, really brace yourself, because this is going to get uncomfortable.) We, as people, tend to think that we're special. Each one of us a unique snowflake, drifting about in big blue sky, that exists solely to show the world how special we are. The problem is, the other seven billions snowflakes (people) think exactly like we do, and in this way, we are all the same. We think our problems are new problems that no one has ever dealt with before, and no one else could possibly understand the pain and suffering we're going through. We all think this way, by nature; but it's simply naive. Heartache and suffering have existed since people existed, and possibly before then. Your situation may not be ideal to you, but once you come to terms with the fact that life isn't ideal for anyone, you might actually feel comfort. The easiest way to cope with our many problems, is to accept them for what they are: a part of the human experience. Natural, normal, repeating generation after generation without end. Again, these are concepts that require some deep thought, and you might not fully grasp them quite yet. But remember them. With time, as you grow, think about them more, and you will find peace with your life. And remember this: although you're stuck (for now) on a giant rock hurling around the sun at an incredible speed, you're not alone. With billions of other people stuck here with you, you'll never be without friends.
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Fun_125
I personally think that when you ARE ready then go for it! As long as the person you like isn't a jerk to anyone or you go for it! Just don't get too serious. It's middle school. Good luck!
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"Lulu335" wrote:I live in a military family, which means we have to move A LOT. I'm halfway through 6th grade, and I'm really stressed out. The reason is because I have a guy who really likes me, and we liked each other back in the 5th grade, and he's even got me presents and everything, but now I'm starting to doubt whether I still like him or not. And he is a great guy; he's silly, funny, kind- but I just don't know if he's the right guy for me. Plus there's a friend of mine who I know likes me as more than a friend, and he's a great guy, too. I really need advise!!I know, it is too late but I think you should not go for a deeper relationship, don't make it hard for yourself and try to be his just friend because you are so young .
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"queenslay173" wrote:I was at school when I noticed people started to tell me this boy liked me and I thought it was cool because I'm used to that type of stuff then we started to dated in October we broke up right before christmas and it was so strange. we got back together in the beginning of January and we broke up again on the 4 my friends are really mad at me and he seemed really upset I like him but I just don't want to be with him anymore what should I do ?- confused lover Tell him your reasons and make it clear for both of you
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lottie_h141 posted in Style:
thank u!!! acc helps so much. Obvs going to superstars aswell 
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