March 23, 2016

Dressing Up Shorts

Shorts=Summer=Festival, right?

At least that's what I feel like social media seems to be heading.

However, there's another shorts trend that's caught my eye and it's the "business casual" short. From bright colors to prints, a lot of the shorts that are dressier tend to have matching jackets. But, I did my own take of a "business casual" and "brunch friendly" short this past weekend:

To dress up shorts, my style tip is to pair it with a blouse and make sure to tuck your shirt in! Another tip is that going up a half to a full size on the dressier shorts works to your advantage -- the tight fitting booty short effect gets negated when you grade up. Plus, it's much easier to tuck your blouses in without the muffin-top snowman bulge effect. I know, a blouse and tucking in seems like such a basic fact, but I've made my fair share of errors with shorts too tight or ill-fitting blouses.

My (favorite) blouse is from Express (currently 40% off!!), shorts are by Lush and a steal I found at TJMaxx, and you can find similar sandals for under $25 at Nordstrom Rack!

Do you have any other tips to dress up shorts? Comment below!

And below are a few suggestions for those of you wanting to experiment :)

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