A Short Story: 3 Ways to Wear Summer Shorts

Posted June 12, 2013 by Michele Cocouture in Building Your Brand
A Short Story
Left to Right:  1)  Work:  J.Crew blouse, J.Crew Shorts, Chloe Blazer, YSL tote, Gianvotti Rossi heels, Apple Ipad 2)  Weekend:  Tory Burch top, Zara Shorts, Lanvin tote, Chloe flats 3)  Charlotte Ruse hat, Theory tank, Theory shorts, Tory birch sandals, Ray Bay Sunnies, Felix Ray beach bag

June 21 marks the official start of Summer!  With the long days of sunshine and warm weather, it’s time to bring out those shorts!  I’ve been noticing a lot of great prints, longer cuts and even skorts (a skirt in the front and short in the back).  Here’s 3 ways to style them:
1)  Shorts for the office you may ask?  Why yes!  I recently tried this and it can be done and done tastefully! (you can check out the post on my blog called “Red Alert”).  The key is to go with a longer silhouette and a tailored cut.  I’ve also seen 2 piece suits with shorts and a blazer.  It is almost the same as a pencil skirt but it actually gives you more movement.  I paired the one pictured above with a button up blouse and a jacket.  A conservative pair of pumps will finish off the look (as opposed to sandals which may have your HR department questioning your attire).
2)  For the weekend, try mixing some patterns and prints.  This look would be great for meeting up with friends for coffee, doing some shopping or taking a leisurely stroll around the city.  It is casual yet polished.
3)  Ready for that vacation? Whatever makes you feel most comfortable and cool in the heat.  This “skort” is a shorter length but it is both stylish and functional.  You can add a dressier top and high heeled sandals for a nice dinner on the beach.

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Michele Cocouture

Michele is a goal oriented and overachieving career gal, style blogger and artist. She spends her days negotiating acquisitions for a Fortune 500 company. Seeking a creative outlet, Michele combined her business savvy with her love of fashion and started a personal style blog with the goal of inspiring other career women one pencil skirt at a time. Michele holds a Master of Business Administration from UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia. Learn more about Michele's style by visiting her blog at http://cocouture.org or you can follow her on https://www.facebook.com/cocouturedotorg