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Dare Wear Short Shorts

Lurve it: Ruffles on steroids and tangerine short shorts @ Stella McCartney

If you are in your teens or your twenties with twigs for legs, you best be exercising your right to wear short shorts as frequently as possible – to the ice cream parlor in distressed denim with the pockets hanging out, in silky satin at night dancing with your friends, in casual safari Tweeting with your flavour of the week.  Believe me, one day you will be thankful for that moment of time where ignorance was bliss and you exerted you right to wear short shorts. 

I am still abusing my rights but only because I frequently get carded.  This past weekend, I sported a fun trans (transitional) look pairing a ruffled velvet blazer with a ruffled blue & black satin romper, opaque tights and brown suede slouchy boots.  My friends said I looked like a cheerleader.  Success!  Until the birds start chirping and flowers start blossoming, it’s a style to buy now and wear now/later.  Hope springs eternal.

Some flirty looks to start investing in…

So chic: High waisted Derek Lam cobalt blue silk shorts, belted with a floral blouse.

Marc Jacobs ruffle bloomers, for the fashionistah adventurous.

And some tips on punching up your super cute short shorts…

  • Brighten up – If you are purchasing dressy shorts to wear now and in the summer months, try pairing them with a pair of tights in a saturated hue like hot pink or purple.   Or you could wear tights in black and wear some very hottt colourful or printed shoes.
  • Pretty, not vulgar –  The difference between the two is balance.  While the short short looks great to accentuate lovely toned legs, too much bare skin on top is a no-no.  Try to even out the outfit by pairing with a flowy, chiffon peasant blouse or a nice bejewelled camisole with a fitted jacket.
  • Elongate the legs –  Besides doing ballet stretches at the bar, you can also wear sandals or espadrilles in a nude or camel colour.  This gives the appearance of legs going on for miles.  Oh and remember to apply some some self-tanner. 
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