Shorts & Seashells by aprilrain007 featuring pleated shorts
When temperatures heat up, chic shorts become an integral part of our warm-weather wardrobes. Some of our favorite summer memories is grabbing our shorts, heading to the beach & digging for seashells. That's why we are delighted to bring you a cultivated selection of the very best for summer 2012.
Versatile summer outfits that look more complicated than they really are start with an arsenal of interesting bottoms -- specifically, shorts. Whether spotted, striped, pleaded, cuffed or splashed in all-over print, they will make any plain, white tank or T-shirt look like a complete outfit with very little effort, and your favorite summer sandals look positively inspired....we love shorts!
We think expanding your collection with new, sophisticated styles is a smart idea this season. The structured jacket teamed with a pajama-inspired shorts is a cool city-girl look and offers a fresh way of wearing summer shorts. While casual denim cutoffs or classic cargos are closet staples. With that in mind, we rounded up a number of shorts for you to try, including luxurious lace-trimmed pairs and sportier versions. We invite you to peruse these fashionable picks, perfectly suited for all summer festivities. We're quite certain that none of these lovely pieces will fall short :)
With their tailored silhouette and demure hemline, knee-length Bermuda shorts are an ideal style to wear to the workplace. Elevate them with a sharp blazer and t-strap heels, for the office, or swap in a simple silk tank and espadrilles when you want a more dressed-down ensemble.
If you're after a figure-flattering silhouette, just tuck a snug top in, pleated shorts with a waist-tie to balance the proportions of a fuller leg. We suggest a top in a punch tropical or floral print.
Feminine shorts trimmed in seductive lace bring a touch of boudoir appeal to you outfit. As a stylish and unexpected alternative to a dress or skirt, wear them paired with a silk camisole and strappy heels for an evening out.
Sports style was in competition as the top trend for spring/summer 2012, with labels like Alexander Wang, Ruffian and Y-3 featuring mesh fabrics and uniform-like outfits in their collections. Channel the look with athletic-inspired shorts, then temper the sporty vibe with a slightly feminine blouse for a surprising contrast. A tucked-in button-down shirt in a bold hue in another splendid option to balance out the shorts' casual vibe.
This is the no-brainer way to make an impact, and all it takes is putting on a pair of shorts in the morning -- seriously, so easy!