Spring has officially sprung and it’s getting around to leg baring weather. There are a myriad of shorts options available, but a tailored look offers the chicest and more modern silhouette. Easy to style, there is a cut to suit everyone. There’s no need to shy away from a pair of shorts.  

An inseam of 3″, 4″, or 5″ depending on your height work to give you a lean, leggy appearance. Longer can look a little staid and aging.

These tailored fit shorts from Banana Republic offer styling versatility ( who doesn’t love that). Worn here with a floral PJ shirt, white tank and espadrilles, they give a smart sports vibe to a dressed down look.Wear with flat mules or sandals and a blazer for a slightly more glam outfit that will happily take you to brunch and those endless mimosas.

As this is my Style Savvy Series, I have found the best buys that give a luxe look, but at a fraction of the price. 

These Vince slouchy cuffed shorts ($77.99, reduced from $195.00)in a light stare colour will work with a  black tee and a black suede sandal for an easy daytime look. The wider leg is perfect to skim away from the thighs and because they sit on the natural waist, they create height, which in turn has a slimming effect.

www.saksoff5th.com

Jcrew make a tailored fit chino short to perfection, available in a wide selection. of colours and in 4″ and 5″ inseams, these are a wardrobe summer essential. Cut to sit just below the waist, these 4″ shorts in navy ($45.00) offer a sportier look, which can be dressed up with a blazer. Create more height and balance proportions with a   lower cut  tank or top. Wear without a belt, as this can add more bulk and shorten you.

www.jcrew.com

Definitely not so mellow in these shorts from Banana Republic ($48.00), slightly longer with a 5″ inseam, they sit below thew waist and would look great with navy or backslid colours , or choose a print or stripe with complementary colours. Keep hues dark to really accent the yellow and the look will be fresh and youthful.(Also in another colour options)

www.bananarepublic.com

 

Pink is in! These 3.5″ inseam shorts (also in blue) in Oxford cotton come from the Jcrew factory site and are a steal at $22.50( why not get both colours!)The pink hue is so flattering and will look perfect with blacks, tans and whites for easy summer dressing.

http://www.factory.jcrew.com

A great pair of black shorts is a go to summer essential and look no further than these from Gap ($44.95). With a utility styling, the self tie belt and high waist gives them a chic and tailored look. Go smart and wear with a button down and a blazer, or dress down with a tank and flat, strappy sandals in tan to give a nice contrast.

http://www.gap.com

Hmmmm…… choices, choices. Which will you choose?

Happy Friday and keep crushing those ageist style boundaries.

Max.x

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