Its that time of year again – summer is coming to a close and everyone’s gearing up for the new school year. One of the (only) good things about the end of summer is the almost infinite number of wardrobe options you’ll have in the transitional season. Personally, this is one of my favorite times of year. You get to reinvent your summer favorites and pull out your best boots and scarves. Perfect!
However, some summer staples often get overlooked in the transitional season, and may even get prematurely stowed away until next year. I’m talking about your shorts! But there’s no need to put them away yet…
A great transitional short can be worn from summer to fall with ease, and with a little creativity, can take you from day to night as well. So how come such a versatile piece of clothing keeps getting the cold shoulder? Here’s a few tips so you don’t have to kiss your cut-offs goodbye just yet:
DAY TO NIGHT// A brightly colored pair of structured shorts can add the perfect pop to any outfit. Wear to work or class with a patterned blouse, cuffed blazer, and neutral wedges. Shed the blazer, add a bold red lip, and grab a studded clutch to take your outfit from day to night.
SUMMER TO FALL// Nothing makes the transition from summer to fall quite like lace. In the summer heat, pair this breezy material with a flowy sleeveless blouse and metallic strappy sandals. As the temps go down, wear your lace shorts with a chambray blouse, sweater-knit tights and slouchy boots.
THE PERFECT PAIR// Wanna hit them with the one-two punch? Invest in a pair of neutral colored dress shorts – they can be worn year round for virtually any occasion. Pick a pair with an interesting detail like beading for an added touch. Wear them on a summer day with a white tank and a bright bauble necklace, then take them into your summer night by throwing on a pair of bright pumps. In the cooler months, wear them with a sleek black button down blouse and metallic flats for a cool daytime look. For a fall night, pair with a sequined top, sheer black tights and closed toe wedges. Bam!
Tell us – how do you feel about wearing shorts into the fall?