Taking Shorts From Day to Night
Shorts were once seen solely as a beachwear item. Not any more as this summer holiday staple has now become summer’s wonder wear! Get the day look by pairing them with a tank top or tee shirt and summer wedge heels, then switch over to night time and vamp up the look by choosing different textures such as silks, pure wools and darken the shades. You can even wear nude tights with them if it’s a little cold in the evenings! Check out our favourite day to night shorts from net-a-porter.com here:
Tibi – Printed Stretch-Cotton Shorts – £165
Tibi takes casual cool into graphic territory with these printed stretch cotton-blend shorts. Anchor the eye-catching pattern with an understated tank or crisp pastel shirt during the day. At night, jazz it up with a silk blouse or custom tee in contrasting colours.
Malene Birger – Addina Belted Georgette Shorts – £110
The season is awash with the prettiest of pastels, and By Malene Birger’s dusty-pink georgette ‘Addina’ shorts are a ladylike way to make the sweet palette your own. Accentuate this pair’s soft shade with creamy-colored separates – an ivory cardigan and white top will keep the look flirty and feminineduring the day. Funk them out at night by wearing with a dark midnight blue contrasting textured top or woolly sweater and Dr Martens.
DAY Birger et Mikkelsen – Laretta Leather Shorts – £210
Upgrade your city portfolio with DAY Birger et Mikkelsen’s tailored stone leather shorts. Style them with a sharp white shirt and tri-tone pumps for a cool and contemporary daywear look. At night go all out biker with graphic tees and leather jacker; biker boots optional.
Thakoon – Printed Cotton Crepe de Chine Shorts – £435
Thakoon Panichgul is known for his vivid use of prints, and for SS12 the designer used paisley to convey his global traveler inspiration. Straight from the show, these multicolored cotton crepe de chine shorts are an easy way to work the look into your wardrobe. Create a daring clash like the models and contrast it with a patterned top at night, or tone it down during the day with a sleek black tank to punctuate the gold silk-blend lamé trims.
Anna Sui – Scalloped Lace Shorts – £250
Expertly crafted from delicate black lace, Anna Sui’s thigh-skimming shorts are the perfect marriage of edge and elegance. Keep this runway piece fresh with the matching top for the evening in daring black lace. Or add a contrasting colour for day time and a color-shock bag and cutout sandals for a high-impact finish.
T-Bags – Draped Crepe Shorts – £130
Make a color statement for the new season with t-bags’ signal-orange crepe shorts. Fluid draping is a cool alternative to tailoring so keep your look bold and bright with a relaxed tee and a swipe of fuchsia lipstick for the day. Switch to a sporty look for the night with cool pumps and a hooded sweat.