April 1st, 2010
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!