Style Advice of the Week

It is a considered a summertime essential. It comes in a multitude of washes. And it has been made famous by Jessica Simpson in the remake of Dukes of Hazzard. Can you guess what this article of clothing is? The garment I have been alluding to is the ever-classic denim short.

When the weather is hot, shorts become a go-to piece due to their ability to cover the body without adding additional heat. However, the featured Fashionista proves that shorts can also be utilized as a winter weather staple. Get more bang for your buck by wearing sporting your summer shorts in the winter.

During the winter, the days are shorter and the nights arrive earlier. The dark nature of this season allows us to experiment with the dramatic washes and prints in our assortment of shorts. This pair by NASTY GAL is the ultimate winter short because of its mixed metal coloring. This pair of shorts would work well layered over a pair of opaque black tights coupled with lace-up combat boots. Another short that would work well during this season is this distressed pair sold at Urban Outfitters. The holes in these shorts act as small windows that showcase the tights worn underneath. For this reason I would recommend pairing this jean with a fun patterned tight or legging. For an aesthetically enticing variation of this trend, try this patterned Roxy short sold at PacSun stores. The hue of the shorts is subdued enough to be paired with a variety of pieces, while the print of the shorts adds visual intrigue. I recommend pairing these shorts with a fun colored pair of tights while keeping other elements of your outfit neutral.

One objective to keep in mind when tackling this trend is to stay warm. Although suffering for fashion is commonly accepted, there is no need to put your physical health at jeopardy for the sake of an outfit. When rocking a pair of shorts in the winter, make sure to keep cozy with chunky knits, a structured jacket and a thick scarf. This trend is something that every Fashionista can try. The best part about it is that when spring rolls around you will be able to tote the same pair of shorts and update them in other ways.


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