Apr 13, 2009

Summer Shorts

After seeing this picture of Nicole Richie in cutoff denim shorts, I am itching to cut into a couple pairs of my jeans in preparation for hot summer days. Also looking at her skinny legs makes me want to workout a lot harder.
Of course SG immediately makes a beeline toward some of my favorite shopping sites and I sure do like 1 and 2 but I might just DIY with my old jeans and oil paint brush. What is summer without denim shorts or any short, right? Of course, white or light color shorts are a must-have as well for the fresh summer look. For those I-want-color days, what about a pair of bright color shorts to make an outfit extra snazzy?
For those hot summer days when a gal want to paint the town red, I think a polish pair of shorts in smooth satin or silk with a cute top and accessory makes quite a statement. For those gals wanting to avoid super short shorts, a pair of mid-thigh or knee length shorts is the perfect solution. I tend to buy longer shorts in more polish material for the classy refine look.

1. True Religion denim shorts $187 via Saks (1 + 2 have DIY potential)
2. Blank graffiti denim shorts $69 via Saks
3. CK convertible shorts $39.95 via Nordstrom --- this pair can be worn as short shorts or a longer shorts by letting down the hem via a button
4. Tory Burch bright blue shorts $175 via Saks
5. Elizabeth and Jame black polish shorts $245 via Saks --- I would definitely go out in 5+6 in the evening by adding a dressy top and cute bling sandals or gladiator style heels
6. Loeffler Randall silk drape shorts $195 via Saks
7. Emporio Armani cotton/linen shorts @195 via EA
8. Diane von Furstenberg walking shorts $185 via Sakes --- Throw on a short jacket, this pair of dressy shorts is good for a casual office day. I can see myself wearing a loose thin tunic and strappy sandals having a beautiful summer day luncheon at the Ritz, preferably outdoor.

What about you, are you ready for summer shorts yet?

12 comments:

  1. I'm definitely ready for shorts. But the denim cutoffs? No. No. No. Never.No. I'm petite, so I need either the 3" length or very fitted city-shorts that come right above the knee (the latter must be paired with wedges to work). I don't think I could wear a single pair up there and have it work. LOL.

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  2. im excited for summer!

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  3. number 6 is so lovely! great draping! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  4. Hi there-Nicole just looks so lovely! I've my 7 For All Mankind cut off shorts, I may invest in some more pairs for summer!

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  5. I absolutely love and I'm ready. I have lot of shorts (denim or not) I want the 6th pieces. LOL!

    xoxo: Janet

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  6. I must work out a little to be able to show my legs in those cute nr 5 pants:)

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  7. i will be working out more in preparation for summer too!

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  8. I'm ready!!!!! I love shorts!!

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  9. I am so in love with #6!!

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  10. I cannot wait!!! Need hot days:)

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  11. I better start on the legs to wear any of those shorts.

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  12. I cannot wear short shorts anymore. it has been years. I wear short skirts but there is sthg about the shorts that I just cannot do. I haven't since I was 18 or 19 yrs old. I just have this weird thing about my legs. dumb but there. they are so freaking cute though. numbers 5 and 6 are gorgeous. number 8 I would do with a plain tank and heels or flats.

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