summer essentials! 5 ways to wear..denim shorts

6.23.2012

I think there's one wardrobe essential that all girls have and that's denim shorts. daisy dukes, cut offs, boyfriend, whatever the style we all have a pair and every year the hunt for the perfect denim shorts continues. 

this year I'm thoroughly in love with my h&m boyfriend shorts, mostly for the super casual fit, I'm not particularly fond of fighting to get my derriere into super tight butt skimming shorts!

shorts are my go to summer essential, once I find the perfect fit I can style them up or down depending on the occasion. I wanted to show you how you can style one basic pair of shorts and change the look using simple accessories...

boho:

this is one of my favourites looks, I will literally pull together whatever I find in my wardrobe! I don't ever try to coordinate my clothes usually so it's easy to pick and choose. 

stripe shirt: topshop, tropical print bow tie: topman, bag: primark, chain bracelets: asos, ring: kukee, chelsea boots: peacocks

classic

for me nothing beats stone wash and white, its a classic summer combination. here I just paired a simple white vest with pumps. I accessorised with leather and gold for a understated feel, I'd wear this on holiday (or if we ever get any sun here in the uk!)

vest: hm, pumps: primark, gold cuff: primark, casio watch: urban outfitters, bag: primark, aviators: vintage

biker
this is one of my festival rock looks, it's a simple look to pull off! leather and fringe with plenty of bangles to finish! 

jacket: gift, wolf fringe tee: primark, bag and belt: vintage, boots: peacocks, cherry print hair tie: primark, friendship bracelets, handmade, chain bracelets: asos

smart casual
my other wardrobe essential is the blazer, wearing a blazer immediately makes any outfit a little more chic so it's an easy way to dress up a pair of shorts. I'd wear this to go out for dinner with friends in the evening. it's still casual but if you swapped the straw bag for a smart clutch and heels you could easily head out for cocktails.

boyfriend blazer: asos, bike tee: topshop, black belt, primark, straw bag: claires, gold vintage bangle: gift, skull and stone bangles: stella amore, ring: kukee, polka dot wedges: topshop

vintage
I love vintage clothes! I picked up this sweater in manchester recently. I just style this look with lots of vintage brooches and retro sunglasses for a mix and match feel. 

pink sweater: cow vintage, brooches: vintage, clutch: hm, rings: kukee, sunglasses: primark, scrabble brooch: stella amorestudded pumps: topshop

hope this has given you some idea's of how to style yours!

caroline x

5 comments:

  1. I love all of these looks, you are gorgeous! x

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  2. These were some fab outfits! I especially love the first :)
    xo

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  3. you've got such lovely and cute style, love it!! happy to be your newest follower! xx
    have you considered desactivating the word verification on your comments, they are so complicated!! I did a little tutorial on how to do it, thought you might be interested (sorry, it's in spanish: http://www.themowway.com/2012/06/verificacion-de-palabra-word.html xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

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    1. Thanks!!! i think I've got rid of the word verification.. Didn't realise it was on there! thanks for the tip :) xxx

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  4. Love the boho and classic style! and the nails!! <3

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