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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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