08.11.2017

Short Cuts

How to let your choice in shorts say and do the most

With plenty styles of shorts out there, the search for that perfect pair can be downright daunting. Sure, you could go for a best-seller, but what will it do for your aesthetic? Below, we help you pick a pair to love, slay and totally add to your wardrobe.

Embellished denim cut-offs

Embellished denim cut-offs

What they say about you: You’re on-trend, enjoy showing off your quirky side and love the idea of wearing an exclusive, one-of-a-kind creation.

What to look for: Customised denim has really taken off this year. Look for painted-on graphics, patches, studs and spikes.

Wear it with: Channel the 90s with a check shirt tied at the front or rock your favourite crop top.

Belted shorts

Belted shorts

What they say about you: You’re practical but still want something that looks good. You have a classic sense of style that prioritises comfort above all else.

What to look for: A pair in a pastel shade with a high-waist, pocket details, relaxed fit and hem that ends mid-thigh – it’s flattering on all body types.

Wear it with: Pair with a button-up shirt, striped T-shirt or plain tank top and loafers.

Lace shorts

Lace shorts

What they say about you: You’re feminine and love the boho-chic look: ruffles, embroidery, lace and statement sleeves are totally your thing.

What to look for: A relaxed fit with eye-catching detail. Go for all-over lace pair, or be a little more subtle with a lace trim instead.

Wear it with: Make them the focus piece by wearing a plain bodysuit or T-shirt, or go full romance with an off-the-shoulder top and floral details. Finish it off with patent lace-ups or gladiator sandals.


Patterned shorts

Patterned shorts

What they say about you: You’re comfortable with making a statement, and you’re probably a dedicated maximalist.

What to look for: Florals, geometrics, stripes, graphics – you name it.

Wear it with: Balance it out with a neutral top or say it loud with a clashing pattern. Dress them up with strappy heels or keep it laid-back with white sneakers.

Tailored shorts

Tailored shorts

What they say about you: Minimalism and tailoring is your signature aesthetic. You love using clean lines, neutral colours and evergreen essentials to make a statement.

What to look for: A slim fit, crepe-looking fabric and classic colours like black and navy.

Wear it with: A polka-dot or striped shirt, plain white blouse, a halter-neck top, or oversized T-shirt. Add some sparkle with metallic shoes, or try a block heel for a retro look.

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