An alternative to mini dresses, when you want to show some leg but crave a sportier look shorts are a fresh contender. I have always liked shorts; I believe they can be really cute and chic when worn right. Now you all have mixed feelings about shorts so hopefully I can turn you onto them - as long as you promise to wear them by the rules! I think shorts have a bad rap, because so many people wear them wrong. Here are some tips:
- Show the knees please! Below the knee should be kept to a cute cropped pant.
- When worn with flip-flops or sneakers it looks too college casual - bring on the femme factor with cork heels or exotic flats.
- Make sure your legs are buffed and moisturized! You can still pride your paleness but ashy skin is never cute.
Most of Spring's shorts are cuffed and roomy so keep the rest of the silhouette loose. Or flaunt a slim sexy top and volume on the bottom. See, it's fun to play around with shorts!
(L-R: Yigal Azrouel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Giambattista Valli)
To see some of my favorite shorts of the season,
Theory Bennie Stretch Shorts, $120.
Forever 21 Phoebe Shorts, $18.
Roll Up Shorts, $196.