Winter shorts have been popping up everywhere, worn by everyone from style bloggers to celebrities. This is the perfect week to try out a pair! They can be really dressy and festive when styled correctly, and are a great alternative to the usual jeans or leggings for this time of year.
Tips & Tricks for Rocking Shorts in the Winter
- Take inventory before you shop. You might already own a pair of shorts that will work just fine in the winter time. Look for styles made of a heavy fabric, or a dark or muted color. You can also go in the opposite direction, like Olivia Palermo does above, and rock light shorts with a dark ensemble.
- Try wearing tights underneath. Tights will make shorts more season-appropriate, without the bulk of leggings.
- If you’re feeling bold, try shorts with thigh-high socks or boots. As long and the thinnest part of your thigh is the part that’s exposed, you will look chic and proportional.
- Leather or sequined shorts are more versatile that you think. Dress them up with ankle boots, a blazer, or a cardigan, or dress them down with a t-shirt, denim jacket, and flat boots.
Outfit 1: Daytime Casual
This outfit is a little bit preppy and a whole lot of fun! It’s perfect for a daytime event or class when you want yourself to stand out. Tweed shorts are perfect for any afternoon, and when paired with high boots, they become fashion-forward. You can also add tights for a more conservative look. Now all that’s left to do is pull on a classic cardigan, and finish with pearl studs and a girly headband.
Outfit 2: Dressy Night Look
This outfit is perfect for a party or a night on the town. Tone down the sparkle of the sequined shorts with a plain white t-shirt, a black boyfriend blazer, and matte black tights. Finish the look with a fun necklace and sexy ankle boots.
Outfit 3: Edgy and Urban-Chic
Sometimes, wearing something a little edgy and “model off duty”-esque is just what you need to break out of a style rut. Style bloggers have been rocking leather (or faux leather) shorts lately, and they look great with a shredded sweater and combat boots. Finish off the outfit with patterned tights, a chain necklace, and fedora.