With monsoon starting with a bang this year, shorts are the most essential item of clothing in your closet. Here are some pointers that will help you pick out shorts that you can wear almost everywhere.
Picking out shortsLook for a pair that fits you well in the rear/thighs and that ends around the knee or an inch above the knee.
Keep it simple. Don't purchase shorts that have fringes or prints or any detailing for that matter. Opt for neutral colors like navy, grey or white. Beige looks fabulous too.
Make sure your shirt, tee or jacket compliment your shorts. Pay attention on the colors and cuts.
Get the look right
Don’t hesitate in experimenting with mild colors like light blue or coral or even light yellow. Wear shorts with a classy cotton shirt and pair the look with a classic cotton belt.
Evening with friends - If you are going for casual evening with friends sport those navy shorts with a smart casual tee along with nice leather flip-flops. You can also try trendy plastic chappals. They look stylish too!
Date Night - Planning for a get together or a dinner date? Nice blue or beige shorts along with a shirt and jacket will make you look your ultimate best.
Office wear - If your office allows it, formal short pants are perfect for rainy days, letting you remain cool and classy. Just ensure, the pants shouldn't be so short that make you look unprofessional. Light brown pants or white pants paired with checked shirt and not to forget – a brown leather belt and a sexy sling briefcase will give you a look that you will proudly flaunt.
Shoes - Remember to keep an eye on the rest of your outfit and choose your footwear carefully. Get loafers that are not made of cotton. Rexine works best in rains, whether it is boat shoes or trendy loafers – but experiment to find out what suits your personal style the best. And obviously, suede brogues and cotton loafers are completely out of the question in the rains.
Don’t shy away from shorts for the fear of showing too much leg or thinking it as a fashion disaster. As long as you stick to the standard length, fit and pattern, it’ll be fine.
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