Archive for April 1st, 2010

How to Wear Spring Shorts? With a Blouse and Blazer.


When you break out your shorts for Spring, you have a sartorial choice.  You can go casual with a sweater and tee - or you can dress up your spring shorts for a surprisingly sophisticated look.  We’re huge fans of keeping your look polished, even when you’re wearing shorts - and here’s how.  Simply pair your spring shorts with basics that fall on the more formal side of the spectrum - such as a blazer and blouse pairing.  Look how the tailored blazer and the crisp blouse add a dash of panache to your casual shorts.  

The key to getting this look right?  Choose a blazer that’s similar in structure to your shorts.  Notice that the linen shorts fit a bit loose - as does the linen herringbone blazer.  And accessorize, accessorize, accessorize.  Heels befit the sophisticated blazer-shorts pairing.  The cherry on top?  A braided belt in a gorgeous shade of brown, tied on the waist.

1. Linen Herringbone Blazer | $27.80 at Love 21

2. Cotton Silk Popover Shirt | $59.50 at Martin + Osa

3. Pleat Shorts | $60 at Topshop

4. Double Braid Belt | $29.50 at American Eagle

5. Dream Suedette Pump | $25.80 at Forever 21

How would you wear your spring shorts?  Share your style with us in the comments!

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Ripstop Cargo Pant


Cargo pants are an easy way to incorporate the military/utility look into your wardrobe for spring. But instead of going with a plain khaki pant, why not try a gorgeous army green? Pairs well with heathered greys, another utility staple.

Plus, for a limited time, get an extra 30% off the already low sale price on these pants.

$39.99  (originally $79.50) at J Crew.

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