A Short story

30.4.12

When summer kicks in, all that we can think of is minimal clothing (especially if you're in my city - Mumbai where its unbelievably hot!) 


Yes less is better..

So the first thing that usually comes to mind is shorts! High-waisted, pleated, etc.. Whatever suits your style.. Shorts even made quite an impact on the runway too..

See for yourself..

Jil Sander 
Jil Sander

Chloé 
Chloe

Michael Kors 
Michael Kors

Edun 
Edun

Marc by Marc Jacobs 
Marc Jacobs

Stella McCartney 
Stella McCartney

Chloé 
Chloe

Prabal Gurung 


Prabal Gurung

The trends...

Denim
(mild distressed) Rag&bone, (leopard print) Ksubi Albercerque, (faded with belt) H&M, (floral) Tally Weijl, Blugirl, (faded) True Religion, (black) J Brand,  (blue with braided belt) Roxy, (folded hem) Mango, (animal print trim) Just Cavalli, (enlarged) Dolce&Gabbana

Denim, probably the most classic and basic way to wear your shorts.. You can wear it with just about anything. 


White-cubus-shirt-brown-topshop-bag-periwinkle-new-yorker-shorts_400

Black-romwe-boots-beige-romwe-sweater-black-vintage-levis-shorts_400

Army-zara-jacket-levis-shorts-neon-chiffon-cotton-candy-top_400

Forever-21-hat-romwecom-blazer-forever-21-shirt-zara-shorts-asos-heels_400

Green-style-co-bag-blue-american-eagle-shorts-dark-brown-express-necklace_400

Brick-red-jeffrey-campbell-boots-green-h-m-bag-one-teaspoon-shorts_400

Bright Colors 



Marc by Marc Jacobs, (yellow) Mulberry, Michael Kors, (red) Levis, (green) Topshop, (coral pleated) Markus Lupfer, (aqua blue) J Brand), (enlarged l.green) Matthew Williamson, (blue) Milly, (violet) Warehouse, (green) Topshop, (small blue) Juicy Couture, (yellow) Carven

Staying on top of trends, bright colors. Color block, match, contrast, do whatever the hell you want. Just make sure you wear bright colors!

White-unif-sweater-brown-urban-outfitters-bag-blue-american-apparel-shorts_400

Red-cut-offs-rag-bone-shorts-orange-tribal-print-wildfox-sweatshirt_400

Light-yellow-pumps-steve-madden-shoes-hot-pink-thrifted-shorts_400

White-zara-blazer-black-mimi-boutique-bag-blue-romwe-shorts_400

Cps-chaps-shorts-sm-accessories-bracelet-girls-are-weird-ring_400

Jeffery-campbell-boots-wcp-vintage-shorts-shorts-american-apparel-top_400

Pastels and light colors

 (peach) Balenciaga, Jane Norman, (green) H&M, (peach) Quiksilver, (flared) Elizabeth & James, (pale pink) Victoria Beckham, (enlarged pale pink) Malene Birger, (pale blue) Alice & Olivia, (small pale pink with trim) Giles, (aqua blue) Acne, (enlarged orange) Christopher Kane, (small pale pink) Topshop, (pink with belt) Abercrombie, (green) H&M, (lavender) True Religion

If you're too chicken for bright colors, no worries, there's pastels and other light colors too.

Aquamarine-see-through-shirt-peach-scallop-shorts-necklace_400

Light-pink-luluscom-blazer-peach-clutch-asos-bag_400

Light-pink-by-malene-birger-shorts-dark-gray-isabel-marant-boots_400

Navy-cross-body-dooney-and-bourke-purse-periwinkle-high-waisted-thrifted-short_400

Girly
 (white) Red Valentino, (black) Helmut Lang, (pink long) Valentino, (white and gold) Anna Sui, (yellow) Helmut Lang, (black) Anna Sui, (pale pink) H&M, (off-white) Vero Moda, (enlarged black sequins) Red Valentino, (lavender) Dolce&Gabbana, (off white and black) Anna Sui

For all the girly girls, there's crochet and dainty laces to keep you happy and looking pretty. If you cant find them, just sew small lace trims on your shorts and there you have your own DIY.


Ivory-bow-beret-forever-new-hat-black-lace-imprint-shorts_400

Light-pink-sweater-off-white-lace-shorts_400

Light-purple-leather-overstock-bag-white-crochet-charlotte-russe-shorts-ligh_400

Peach-forever-21-lingerie-shorts-brown-blue-notes-vest-beige-lace-lace-top-t_400

High Waist
 (Black) Sandro, (blue with belt) Marc by Marc Jacobs, (white) Lanvin, (pink striped) Topshop, (white) Jane Norman, (enlarged printed) Missoni, (striped) Stella McCartney, (small red) Yves Saint Laurent, (striped) Carven, (nautical) Kenzo, (orange) Paul & Joe

For a chic look, go for high-waisted shorts. Its great for hiding any unnecessary flab. And if you're skinny, wear super tight ones instead!

 Zara-bag-sfera-shorts_400

Queens-wardrobe-blazer-oasap-bag-coosy-shorts_400

Red-haute-rebellious-blazer-black-haute-rebellious-bag_400

Yellow-jeffrey-campbell-boots-aquamarine-motel-rocks-shorts_400

 Printed
(pink+white) Isabel Marant, (yellow) Nicole Miller, (animal print) Michael Kors, (patterned) Tory Burch, (large yellow + white) Anna Sui, (orange) H&M, (small striped) Kenzo, (taupe) Cacheral, (enlarged tropical) Stella McCartney, (candy striped) Alice + Olivia, (small red+black) Nicole Miller, (red+blue+pruple) Alberta Ferretti, (enlarged geometric) Topshop


Another hot piece are printed shorts. Take your favorite print, whether its animal, polka, stripes, geometric or abstract. 

Aquamarine-primark-blazer-light-blue-glamorous-shorts-neutral-bank-heels_400

Navy-clothes-off-shorts-dark-brown-sm-accessories-necklace_400

Secret-finds-necklace-gifts-ahoy-ring_400

Turban-yhansy-hat-wagw-sweater-wagw-shorts-spike-wagw-bracelet_400

Florals
(from left to right) Ted Baker, Miss Selfridge, Marni, Jason Wu, Stella McCartney, Sandro, Just Cavalli, , Current/Elliot,  Citizens of humanity, House of Holland, (enlarged) Mango


If you were sharp enough, you would have noticed that the earlier post did not have any floral prints. That's because florals have their own league in the trend parade.



Floral-urban-outfitters-shorts_400

Black-pinkaholic-shorts-chartreuse-h-m-flats-salmon-pinkaholic-top_400

Green-lovevintage-top-lovevintage-shorts-black-bought-online-shoes-black-r_400

Black-hat-white-brandy-melville-shirt-orange-insight-shorts_400

Pleats

(enlarged grey) Emporio Armani, (brown) Vero Moda, (peach with belt) Matthew Williamson, (mustard) Burberry Brit, (small navy) Vivienne Westwood, (khaki) Baleniaga, (white) Warehouse, (slate) Thakoon Addition, (lemon yellow) Warehouse, (khaki) Miss Selfridge, (coral) Topshop


For those who do not want fitted shorts, or it could be some leg insecurities (we all have them) opt for pleated shorts.

Red-hm-shorts_400

Heather-gray-tna-sweater-beige-h-m-blazer-coral-h-m-shorts_400

Jeffrey-campbell-shoes-vintage-shirt-helmut-lang-shorts_400

Silver-american-apparel-shirt-blue-vintage-scarf-blue-vintage-shorts-blue-_400

The long short

(denims) Dsquared, (black) United Bamboo, (navy) Tommy Hilfiger, (enlarged black) H&M, (navy) Michael Kors, (white)Ralph Lauren, (pink) Topshop, (small denim) Quiksilver, J Brand, (grey) Debenhams


For those indecisive days when you cant decide if you want to wear jeans/long trousers or shorts, here is your solution!

Black-blouse-sky-blue-vintage-shorts-black-aldo-heels_400

Jaeger-london-jacket-mulberry-bag-jaeger-london-shorts-whistles-blouse_400

Dark-brown-vera-wang-boots-black-old-navy-hat-ivory-vintage-sweater_400

gray walking golf Ralph Lauren shorts - gray Nine West shoes

Leather and sequins

(black sequined) Halston Heritage, (leather) Pierre Balmain, (tan leather) Mulberry, (silver leather) Vivienne Westwood, (enlarged gold squares) Giles, (tan) Chloe, (small yellow) Emma Cook, (black) Vero Moda, (enlarged black) Alexander Wang, (small black leather zipper) Balmain, (sequined) Warehouse, (multi-color sequins) Topshop, (brown) Tibi


For all the dare devils, there's leather and sequins to keep you satisfied!

New-look-shoes-h-m-hat-oasapcom-shirt-bepon-tights-new-yorker-shorts_400

Gray-colcci-shoes-leather-shoers-marisa-shorts_400

Charcoal-gray-style-staple-shorts_400

Light-brown-brech-da-neide-blazer-black-sequins-marisa-shorts_400

Pinkaholic-shorts-love-eyecandy-necklace-wagw-blouse-bubbles-accessories_400


All images : Style.com, Polyvore and Chictopia

4 Comments so far

  1. Really helpful post. My personal favorites are denims and high-waist! But I think I will give pleated shorts a try... not because of any insecurities though! :P

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  2. This post is amazing!! I'm obsessed with shorts and there are a lot of inspiration here :)
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  3. Such a picture heavy post! :P Loving the awesome shorts you've shown us here! You've picked out some of the very best! Loving them! :D Must try for this hot summer!


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  4. Great post! Quite elaborate!

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