Thursday, May 9, 2013

style basics: shorts!

Style Basics is a little mini-series here on the blog that takes one specific piece of clothing and breaks down all the styles WITHIN that piece.  A dress is not just a dress. And as it turns out, shorts aren't just shorts! There are tons of available styles of shorts and likewise an unlimited amount of ways to style them.

For illustration purposes I scoured the J.Crew website to pull their images and styles of shorts because they do a really fabulous job of illustrating not only the various styles of shorts, but the many many ways to style them.  Blazers, button-ups, tees and cardigans can all be complimentary to the perfect pair of shorts!

this classic summer short is available in endless colors and lengths.
pairs well with tees, oxfords or a summer sweater.

fleece short - on sale!:
a glorified "sweat short", perfect for casual weekend wear
wear with tees, tanks and a pair of chucks!

a modern spin on classic denim shorts, white is classic and fresh
can be dressed up or down with a blazer or a striped tank.

the end all be all of casual summer comfort, DIY a pair from an old pair of jeans to save money
these shorts are virtually a blank slate, pair them with tanks, tees or a chambray top.

a light-weight short that is perfect for a super casual day at the pool or beach
perfect with your swim suit and flip flops!

striped short: (cheaper versions, these or these)
this uber nautical style is quintessentially summer
pairs well with basics like a white tee or a touch of floral.

scalloped short: (cheaper version - so cute & under $20!
this short has a unique scallop feature at the thigh for added interest
wear these shorts dressed up with a blouse and a pair of pumps.

this style is not just for the boys - pack a pair in your pool bag!
wear with flip flops while strolling the pool deck.

What are some of your favorite styles?
My personal favorites are the denim options, the stripes and the chinos!  
see you around...

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