The Ultimate Shorts Trends Shopping Guide
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I’m not sure when the moment was exactly that took shorts from the casual comfy set to a de rigueur piece in so many women’s wardrobe, but it did.
The thing is, when it comes to shorts trends, MOST women just can’t get the styling to work. No matter how much they try or OVER try.
Let’s get it right with the hottest styles this summer. We’ve even pulled some fab styles in the FocusOnStyle Ultimate Shorts Trends Shopping Guide at the very end (good things are worth waiting for).
What’s on trend now are high waist shorts, Bermuda shorts, colored denim, and bold prints.
High Waist Shorts- How adorable do my parents look in the photo above? They just got engaged and mom is wearing white high waist shorts… the kind that are in style again right now. Dad is wearing crazy short shorts… oops, those are in style for guys again too.
A high waist draws your eye to a lean waist and since they cover more core real estate than hiphuggers, also give the illusion of looking more dressed. Pair with a not too tight top . Cute flats sandals are a stylishly relaxed accent. A chunky wedge balance the silhouette. I’m liking the pair from ASOS above.
Bermuda Shorts- Lord, not the early bird special kind of Bermudas, but ones that ladies who don’t wear pantyhose with mules would wear! The NEW Bermuda shorts look SO modern, particularly in a world wear everyone is showing too much. True style veers on the opposite of trendy and a longer short is definitely it.
Look for slim styles and keep footwear refined too for the look of a longer leg. Let the hem hit at the best part of your thigh or right atop your knee. Lauren by Ralph Lauren Huldah Slimming Fit Bermuda Shorts are a good basic that will serve your wardrobe well.
Not only the hottest thing in jeans but their abbreviated style sistahs are right on the mark. Colored denim shorts are a cute, yet no nonsense, way to get through summer. Try a simple T, chunky cotton sweater for cool nights or even a boyfriend shirt with tails worn out.
alice + olivia Five Pocket Hipster Shorts are a double shorts trend whammy as they are also in the must-have shade of sunny yellow.Published on June 07, 2012
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