It's Shorts Season

 

 

As the days get longer and weather warms up, we start thinking about seasonal wardrobe changes. Bulky sweaters are relegated to the back of the closet, making room for more lightweight knits, white tees and summer dresses.  But nothing says, “I’m ready for summer,” like a new pair of shorts.  And yes, it seems like most women have a strong opinion about whether or not shorts have a place in their wardrobe.


Having helped women with their style choices for over 20 years, we’ve heard countless reasons why women “can’t” wear shorts.  We’re here to tell you, you absolutely CAN wear shorts.  You just need a little help choosing and then styling the right shorts for you. 


Let’s look at a couple of shorts lengths,  and we’ll give you some styling options for each.


Bermudas-Generally these hit just above the knee and are slim through the hip and thigh. Believe it or not, these shorts can be made work appropriate (and not just when your office is your bedroom or kitchen table) by adding a silky tank or blouse under a fitted blazer.  Bermudas look great with a slim loafer, mule with a kitten heel, or a wedge sandal.  All give them a dressed up, polished look that’s work appropriate.  Of course, wear those same shorts on the weekend with a peasant top and flip flops or a graphic tee and sneakers.  These knee length shorts are a great choice if you’re still unsure if shorts are for you. They’re comfortable, modest and a stylish alternative to pants or a knee length skirt. 



Cut offs-If all that comes to mind when you think of cutoffs is Daisy Duke or bikini top clad teenage surfer girls, then you’re missing out.  We’re firm believers that cutoffs are for all ages, it just depends on how you style them.  As with jeans, cutoffs are moving in the high-rise direction, for sure.  And color wise, you’ve got options.  A variety of denim washes are always staples, but we’re particularly loving the colored denim available.  A light blush pink pair is beautiful when worn with a pastel floral blouse, sandals and a wide brimmed sun hat.  If you choose to wear them more casually, try a tank top with a lightweight cardigan or a long-sleeved linen blouse.  The key to wearing them confidently is not to feel overexposed.  Wearing a loose fitting or long sleeved top will help with that.  And regarding shoe choices, flats or sneakers are great choices, as are wedges or a summery platform, but steer clear of pumps or narrow heeled shoes. The key is to keep your look balanced.  Save the pumps for your wide-legged pants.  


So there you have it.  We’ve got so many great options in the store and on our website right now.  If you’ve always shied away from shorts, we urge you to give ‘em a try.  And wear them confidently.  You got this!  


XO,


Ronnie and Evan