It's only Thursday I know, but I felt like getting into the mood for the weekend early. My weekend uniform over the last few months have revolved around one thing - shorts. I have always worn them, but lately, I seem to wear nothing else. I love the sense of play you get with a pair of shorts - it speaks of relaxation, fun, motion, fresh air.
I'm particular about the length - too long and I look frumpy, too short and I don't even want to go there. And unless I mean to slob it out, I try to "dress it up" - often I tuck or half-tuck my tops, and always with closed-toe shoes or nice flat sandals. I always wear a belt. This is probably the only item of clothing I "dress up" in my closet. Not with heels though; it's not my style.
Some of my favourite inspiration for shorts "looks" -
1) Scott Schuman for The Sartorialist, 2), 3) & 4) Vanessa Jackman, 5) Garance Doré
I get by comfortably with a denim pair, a khaki linen pair, and for fun, a lace pair. Here's me, in some past outfits.
Pictures from the sartorialist, garance doré here and here, vanessa jackman here, here, and here