STYLE GURU STYLE: Shorts Aren't Just For Summer

STYLE GURU STYLE: Shorts Aren't Just For Summer

The pre-fall 2015 collection from Chanel was fearless to say the least. Each garment’s delicate detailing made this show a stunner. One look in particular inspired me with its luxurious, fierce vibe. The combination of thigh-high boots and shorts sounds risqué but Chanel makes this duo modest yet powerful. Thigh-high boots are feminine and command attention. Paired with a Chanel staple, the classic tweed jacket, this look comes together. I love the idea of a timeless jacket with a modern pair of shorts. The structure of the jacket and the playfulness of the shorts create a nice balance in the look. Creative director of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld captures the true spirit of high fashion in this collection. This look inspired me to push the limits in my own style.

Today I threw on my suede shorts and channeled the daring fashions of Chanel. The suede material makes these great winter shorts. The detailing on the bottom adds some style and fun to the neutral color. To create the same look of thigh-high boots seen in the Chanel look, I paired olive green booties with the same color over the knee stockings. Keeping the shoes and stockings the same color creates the illusion of a boot. To offset the shorts and stockings I stuck with the same approach as Chanel. I paired a high-neck top with a tweed inspired jacket. My jacket has a soft cardigan feel to it yet wears like a structured tweed jacket. To play up the elegance of the jacket I added simple, vintage lion studs. These door-knocker inspired studs are small but stand out. I love the way the look balances sophistication and attitude.

This look from Chanel pre-fall 2015 and the entire collection as a whole showed me how to pair daring and modest garments. Wearing an elegant jacket with winter appropriate shorts is playful and modern. I will definitely be rocking more shorts and stockings for a cool, sophisticated Chanel-inspired look.

Get My Look: 1. Detailed, neutral shorts. 2. Over the knee stockings. 3. A tweed inspired jacket.