As I was coming out of the crowded Bedford L train stop one hot summer afternoon, a flash of red caught my eye. I looked over and noticed a girl leaning against the wall nonchalantly reading amongst the chaos of Williamsburg commuters. Her vibrant yet relaxed style compelled me to go over to her and ask what she was reading and where she got those amazing boots.
This Fashionista exudes cool all the down to her leather clad toes and cherry red lips. With her jet black bob and lips that match her red cut-offs, she looks like a modern day Betty Boop. What makes this look so crush worthy is the perfect balance of cute and sexy that it accomplishes. This Fashionista is one hot tamale but knows how to turn it down so not to burn anyone.
For a look that’s a little pin up, a little hipster and a lot chic, like this Fashionista’s, start with a great pair of red hot shorts. Try these high rise cut-offs from Free People or these stretchy, high-waist, cuffed shorts from American Apparel. Then add a little animal print to really make the outfit roar like this Fashionista. Try this animal print peplum top that is really the cat's meow from ASOS. Pair the red shorts with a pair of black leather lace-ups like these leopard print boots from Pixie Market, or for a harder look, these badass studed Dr. Martens from Urban Outfitters. Top it all off with some cherry red lips that will last all day with the matte finish lipstain in the Always Red shade from Sephora. I swear by this stuff. My boyfriend will even let me kiss him when I wear it as he doesn't have to worry about it rubbing off on him and looking like Dr. Frank-N-Furter from Rocky Horror Picture Show. So ladies, this summer, pull on some red hot short shorts, slap on some red lisptick and paint the town red.