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Sunday, July 28, 2013

How to Wear Shorts in Silk, Prints & Leather

Sick of wearing denim shorts all the time? Here are 3 great alternative shorts to wear the next time you're out and about town. Our shorts pairing suggestions will make sure you turn heads in your outfit.


Bright orange silk shorts from DKNY (available from net-a-porter.com)

How to wear Silk shorts
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1) Pair these lovely pastel hued orange silk shorts with a bright coloured floral print top for an outing with your girlfriends. 

2) Wear a tank top and leather biker jacket for a more edgy look which you can take to the club or special events when you want to dress to impress.

3) A light blue silk bomber jacket makes a beautiful contrast with the pastel orange shorts. This casual and comfy ensemble will see you through running errands out and about in town.



Lavender silk shorts with geometrical prints from J.Crew (available from net-a-porter.com)


How to wear Prints on shorts:
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1) For clashing prints that work - Pair these light purple printed shorts with a semi-formal blouse in pastel blue with simple prints to an Art event.

2) The Culture Vulture - Match the lavender graphic print shorts with a Grecian-inspired top with sequin embellishments and throw on a pair of sky-high heels and you're all set for the member's only VIP club space.

3) The Half-Tomboy - Throw on a cropped sleeve muscle-Tee with a mesmerizing print-on image of the Norther lights with your pastel printed shorts, match with ankle boots and you're festival-ready to rock and roll at all your favourite concerts.

4) Try matching colours and contrasting prints if it makes you more comfortable to try the clashing prints combo. Pair a purple tie-dye long sleeve Tee with the lavender print shorts.


Black leather turn-up hem detail shorts from Theory (available from net-a-porter.com)


How to wear Leather shorts:
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1) Repeat after me - "Leather shorts are not scary to wear!" Ok, start simple with a plain old spaghetti-top or camisole and try it out in bright yellow. Pair the casual ensemble with high-top sneakers. 

2) Elegant Punk - Wear an elegant and arty print blouse with your black leather shorts for that updated sophisticated look. Pair it with your favourite pair of heels.

3) My personal favourite style would be a comfy knit with a colourful print or design to wear with the black leather shorts. I would complete the look with a pair of lace-up over-the-knee boots for that extra kick of sexy-ness.

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