Sunday, July 8, 2012

Summer has really arrived in New York, and the weather is getting warmer and warmer. Of course this means people are dressing very comfortably to bear the highest temperatures. In the streets I have been seeing everywhere tank tops, flat sandals and shorts. What I noticed is that a lot of ladies are ditching the classic jeans shorts for something a little different, and trendier. Colored shorts are a popular trend this summer – as we saw in my earlier post on colored jeans – and it’s really an easy trend to try.  

I love shorts paired with flat sandals, either neutrals (to focus more on the color of your clothes and giving the impression of a “longer” nude leg), or colored to bring an additional touch of color (contrasting or complementing with the rest of your ensemble). I personally don’t like shorts paired with high heels – sometimes it is just too much.

So here some ideas taken from what I saw in the streets in NYC on how to style a pair of colored shorts. The options are limitless. Here are three ideas to try, and let me know what you think about them.

1. Bright on bright
Pair your favorite colored shorts with a contrasting bright top. Add a neutral geometric or ethnic necklace and neutral flat sandals for a great and polished summer look. If you feel very bold, you could also add a third color block with accessories, shoes or a bright bag.

2. Color and print
You can easily pair your colored shorts with a fun, printed top: floral, stripes, leopard, geometric or any other print you might like to complement or clash with the color of your shorts. And don’t forget your flat sandals! 

3. Basic and color
I believe colored shorts paired with a classic jeans or white shirt or blouse is the quintessence of a stylish ensemble. I love simple and endless looks, and I believe this is the easiest and chicest to wear. We can go back to inspirations from the 60’s and 70’s fashion, to add a little vintage vibe. And again your favorite summer sandals and you are all set with a really polished look that looks great both as a daywear or evening wear.

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