Say goodbye to your short shorts come Spring '13. Next season's silhouette has gotten longer, slouchier, and decidedly more wearable than last year's cheek-grazing lot. We saw the trend on the runways at Peter Som, BCBG, DKNY, Creatures of the Wind, and more, and we have to say, it's quite a welcome change. They're easy to style and look cool and laid-back whether worn with flats, heels, or wedges. So, we're asking you to weigh in: will you be tapping into next Spring's slouchy-shorts trend?
Who says shorts should only be worn during the Summer? For the urban hiker who may not be a fan of short shorts, our FitSugar team loves these NAU Stylus shorts! Made with eco-friendly materials and soft, breathable organic cotton, NAU's shorts are made with fashion and function in mind. Perfect for a walk or for running up the stairs, these NAU Stylus shorts are available at ActivewearUSA.com and come with free shipping!
Summer is one of our favorite times of the year, but dressing the part can be tricky. We headed over to Madewell in Century City and styled up a pair of loose, high-waisted shorts that will carry you seamlessly into sunny weather. Take a cue from the tribal looks on the Spring 2012 runways and try out an Aztec print top, or pair your shorts with a chambray button-up layered underneath a short sleeve sweater while it's still a tad chilly out. Watch today's episode for some great transitional outfit inspiration!
Warm Summer days are the norm come August, so accordingly, we're showing you how to update a pair of basic denim shorts with a cool Aztec print. We saw tribal and Navajo patterns at Mara Hoffman for Spring 2012, inspiring us to re-create this look for ourselves. In today's DIY, we're adding a vibrant print to our favorite go-to cutoffs: watch to see how it's done! On Allison McNamara: Topshop dress.
While the season still permits, we think it's time you put your shorts to work on that 9-to-5 grind. A pencil skirt, a sleek dress, and ankle-cut trousers are easy office options, but listen, it's hot out and we're really into the idea of keeping our work wardrobe as simple and as skin-baring as possible — without getting HR involved. To prove that shorts can be just as professional as your most modest black sheath, just look to our six styling combos here. If you wear a bolder print on top, keep it tailored and neutral on bottom. If you opt for a more casual pairing (think denim and beige), then punch up the final look with eye-catching accents and a heeled sandal. If you want to take on a more retro bow-tie bib-front top vibe, play up your quirky sensibility with another nod to alternative silhouettes via menswear-inspired pieces. Ready to make the shorts-and-blouse combo work for you? Keep clicking.
Let's talk about shorts, shall we? They're a bona fide warm-weather staple and actually incredibly easy to wear — try tucking a button-up blouse into a pair of crisp cuffed shorts for the office, or wing it for the weekend in breezy printed shorts and a slouchy tee. We've rounded up 20 pairs of cute shorts that will last you well throughout Spring and Summer. Whether you like them teeny-tiny or you're more of a Bermuda kind of gal, we've got your wardrobe — and your thighs — covered. Click through to see our picks now, then get ready to bare your legs this season.
We've already made our love for high-waisted shorts crystal clear, but to add to our conviction, we've zeroed in on 10 street stylers who've put their Summer spin on the high-rise variety. We love this retro silhouette and with the addition of a tucked-in semisheer blouse and summery espadrille wedges, it has all the makings of Rita Hayworth's bombshell style. Or you can easily opt for a modern interpretation by adding this season's must-have white blazer and a slouchy tee. Need just one more reason to try the trend? High-waisted shorts elongate your legs and who doesn't want model-esque gams? Now, click through to get a closer look at how these street-style pros perfected the art of rocking high-waist shorts.
Not all shorts are created equal — from frayed-hem cutoffs to embellished stud pockets, shorts run the gamut. But these sleek celeb-inspired renditions prove an easy way to take your Summer wares from casual-cool to office-appropriate to cocktail-ready. Olivia Palermo dressed up her tailored black shorts with a two-toned tuxedo blazer and her go-to blue Manolos, showing off a more sophisticated shorts style. Meanwhile, Revenge starlet Ashley Madekwe inspired our own workweek wardrobe with her red Willow tweed shorts suit, Whitney Port put a lacy spin on her off-duty ensemble, and Alexa Chung kept it sweet and simple with the help of a high-waisted silhouette and metal cap-toe flats. With this star-studded inspiration at the ready, we've got seven ways and seven days' worth of chic Summer short outfits. Click through now to see and shop the look.