Who Wears Short Shorts?

11 July 2014

how to wear short shorts

Let's cast our minds back to when it was warm enough for a bit of upper thigh last week. Wearing short shorts for me is like the Holy Grail of bottoms, it's hard enough finding the perfect pair and I often feel incredibly self-conscious.  Perhaps it's because the majority of people seem to be in jeans and this amount of leg really stands out (pardon the pun) on a tube full of commuters.  The main reason I poured myself into this American Apparel pair is that I don't want to regret not wearing something just because of what others might think.  It's revealing yes, but there's logic behind it and I try to balance things out with the other items (flats are a must for me).  Even if I wanted to wear them with heels, there shouldn't be anything wrong with that.  In my determined state, I got dressed, put my sunnies and music on before going about my business.  Nothing out of the ordinary happened, to my relief.  Am I the only one who overthinks clothing in this way?!

what to wear short shorts with
Fitzroy Square London streets
Tatty Devine watermelon necklace
how to wear short shorts
Fitzroy Square London streets
Clarks Polenta Feast metallic sandals

Top - Topshop
Bag - Tomcat Leather
Necklace - Tatty Devine
Shoes - Clarks c/o Sarenza

Bizarrely I ended up wearing this for a few Christmas in July press days.  Everything is always so far in advance and I've been covered in fake snow, eating mince pies and sitting on Santas knee (ok the last one is an exaggeration).  At least I can plan my list early, I'd quite like a vlogging camera and Babyliss Curl Secret, thank you very much.  This top is from my much loved banana print co-ord of last year.  I wore it loads when travelling and although people told me that I'd hate my backpacking clothes once I got home, I still love wearing the more memorable pieces.  I find that co-ord tops are the perfect length for my short body, as I'm forever confused when I have to tuck in several inches of extra fabric.  The shorts are also from last year, I'd originally wanted the sunflower pair and somehow put my practical head on and just went for the navy blue colour.  I'm rather tempted by the watermelon print now!

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15 comments:

  1. love this outfit, you look adorable :)
    xo, coco | millennielle.com

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  2. Loving the print of this top and the watermelon necklace is too cute ;) xx

    www.lurchhoundloves.com

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  3. Love American Apparel shorts, I have a pair in a lighter blue. I find them so flattering and ALOT less revealing than some of the more denim-like pants on the high street these days. You look lovely and so summery.
    Love Alana xxx

    p.s my friend has the Babyliss curl secret and it is absolutely amazing, gives her really lovely curls.

    Alana Says…//www.alana-says.blogspot.co.uk//Fashion and lifestyle blog

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  4. You look great. And yeah, I used to feel like this before L.A. I only owned one pair that were only really suitable for the beach when I first moved there, so my first trip to the mall when I was boiling without! I picked up a pair of J.Crew's 4" Chino Shorts (so many different colours and lengths) and I now swear by them. I wore my burgundy pair basically every single day they were not in the wash for the whole 10 months I lived there, and because I wore them so much I don't have any problm breaking them out in hot London!

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  5. Love the shorts!
    http://balearaitzart.blogspot.com.au/

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  6. Love the print on your top & you look great in shorts!

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  7. I agree, nothing wrong with a pair of short shorts. In fact, they're my go-to wardrobe item when the weather is as good as it has been! This pair looks lovely on you :)

    Tanya / tanya / whoistanyaxo

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  8. I love everything: the photographs, the shoes, the prints, the place!! It's also hard for me to wear "short" shorts... ;) x
    http://trend-mae.blogspot.com

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  9. Love the shoes lady ;) ... and NEED that camera!

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  10. Love the colours together and the shoes are looooovely!
    The Fashion Wonderland

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  11. Love the outfit Kristabel. I always feel a bit uncomfortable in short shorts, but I have quite a few in my wardrobe. I love your shirt, the print is so cool x

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  12. those pins! holey moley, loving this look! there's something about legs feeling very 'bare' but you're so right about adding casual flats and a non-fitted tee, so cute and cool!

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