Via our friends at CollegeCandy.com:
It’s (finally) June, which means shorts weather is fast approaching! I personally find it hard to spend a lot of money on shorts. I mean, they’re like 1/3 of a pair of pants for a similar price. Scam? I think so. Plus, they can only be worn for a few months a year. I’d rather invest in jeans or tops I can layer that work year-round.
This year, instead of hitting the mall in search of the latest trendy pair of shorts, stick with the pairs you already own and update them with other items that won’t spend 9 months of the year in storage.
1. Over-accessorize. Shorts give off a casual vibe, so adding a lot of bling will glam them up for a night out. Think stacks of metallic bangles, embellished sandals, long necklaces, etc.
Splendid Light Jersey Uneven Hem Tank – $49
Kohl’s Lee One True Fit Annabelle Shorts – $16.99
Express Metal Disc Pendant – $19.50
Liz Claiborne Logo Bangle Bracelet Set – $19.99
Pierre Dumas Viviana Sandals – $40
2. Dress up. Wear a collared shirt, a belt and heels. You will look fabulously summery yet professional for work (don’t wear short shorts to the office though!), or dressed-up casual for a weekend brunch with the roomies.
Express Silk Shirt – $19.99
Kohl’s Elle Cuffed Shorts – 26.99
Arden B Braided Pull Through Belt – $24
Michael Antonio Fonsilla Platform Sandals – $49.95
3. For a boho casual-chic vibe, wear a loose, billowy top with shorts. This offsets short hemlines for a classy and stylish look.
Guess Beaded Dora Top – $49
G by Guess Rhode Island Shorts – $39.50
Lifestride Maximus Sandal – $42.95