A Shorts Story

Once upon a time, we could hide our pins away under maxi dresses all year round, but there’s no getting away from it Very shoppers – shorts are here to stay, and whatever trend you’ve got your eye on you can guarantee there’ll be a pair of shorts in there somewhere.  I’ve picked out eight shorts that cover most bases for the season, and because I know that not everyone wants to rock a pair of microscopic hot pants, I’ve tried to find some styles that will suit every last one of you, so go and dig out that fake tan – mother nature may not be playing fair with the weather but we can still pretend it’s summer!

First up is the ubiquitous festi fave, the denim cut-off – since Mossy was spotted at Glasto in a pair of cut-offs and posh wellies back in the day, they’ve never looked back – a sea of denim shorts wherever you go! The Love Label Vintage Denim Shorts are the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe weather you’re festi bound or not, they’ll go with crop tops, jumpers, tees, vest tops, and you can always pop a pair of tights underneath if you don’t fancy flashing that much flesh.  I saw an amazing outfit Chloe Sevigny stylee with a really loose sheer patterned shirt tucked in casually and gorgeous ankle boots, and they also look good with a blazer so they can be dressed up too if that’s how you roll.

The next pair of shorts to jump off the rail at me were the Love Label Animal Print Shorts – these look great with a body suit or tight fitting black top for evening, just add a big chunky necklace and nude heels.  I also spotted Pixie Lott wearing some similar ones with a logo tee tucked in and a cropped blazer over the top – very sweet – or maybe a silk blouse and wedges, the list goes on!

Next out the bag are these Love Label Jersey Shorts – sport luxe is pretty huge right now, and these are a good starting point for the look.  If you don’t want to look gym-bound then you can wear them with heels, but they’ll look equally amazing with hi-tops too, wear with drapey jersey, bodycon trims and pops of neon.

I do love a pair of shorts that look well tailored and glam – they’re always a good substitute for a skirt on a night out. Jameela Jamil has come up with the goods in her amazing new collection (the ladies of Very HQ are feeling total love for all of it!) and these Jameela Jamil Shorts With belt are looking like a winner for the party season (yes, yes – the big party season is months away but you can put them away for later!). Imagine them with some glam heels and a sparkly top – gorgeous.

If you’re a girly girl and you’re loving the floral trend that’s sprouted up all over the place then these Sakura Printed belted Shorts are going to be your summer staple – you could even wear these for the office with some tan flats, a pretty top and a neutral blazer.  Or just tuck in a relaxed tee for your hols – I love the green colour and the way the print is nice and vintagey, definitely one of my favourite pairs.

Last up are these Army influenced Diesel shorts, military is back for another rivival (deja vu anyone??) and these shorts are the perfect way to rock the trend, these will look great dressed down with a black racer back vest, big statement earrings and some neutral sandals, or keep it loose with a boyfriend shirt and chunky boots.  So there you have it Very Blogettes, make sure you get in on the short action this summer and your wardrobe will live happily ever after.

4th July 2012
Written by Very_Lauren