How to Make Short Shorts Look Sophisticated

I’m more inclined to flaunt my shoulders than my legs. But, it’s summertime, and shorts are a must-wear, right? I purchased today’s featured pair of short shorts in Express early last year in preparation for a trip home to St. Kitts. See how I wore them on island in this post. I knew I would be spending lots of time liming (island term for hanging out) on the beach, so I didn’t pack any “dressy” clothing. I did, however pack a versatile pair of black shorts.

Mango Belt Blouse, Diba Tradin Up Sandals 1c

Top: Mango | Shorts: Express

Sandals: c/o Bronx Diba Shoes

Bag: Linea Pelle (sold out, optionoption)

Earrings: J.Crew (old, option)

Bracelet: J.Crew (old, really want this one)

Rings: Kendra Scott (on sale), Kendra Scott (on sale)

Lip: Mac “Violetta” lipstickMac “Vino” lip pencil

Mango Belt Blouse, Diba Tradin Up Sandals 2c

Though more leg-flaunting than my staple summer shorts, I chose this particular pair (now under $30) because its front pleats and cuffed hem added an air of sophistication that appealed to me. I also got them in black, a safe color choice for versatility and polish.

Mango Belt Blouse, Diba Tradin Up Sandals 4c

When paired with a luxe blouse, like my print belted blouse, these short shorts look quite elegant. Talking about my print blouse, I’ve been wanting to build a mixed print look around it. I imagined pairing it with my striped ankle pants (seen before in this post), but the prints didn’t marry as well as I had hoped. When I put my leopard Linea Pelle bag next to the blouse, though, there was an instant connection.

How to wear short shorts, Express Pleated Cuffed Soft Shorts 1c

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mango Belt Blouse, Diba Tradin Up Sandals 3c


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