There is so much more than just short denim cutoffs. Here are some ideas based on a little inspiration from a few of my prime style role models:
1. The Always-Sophisticated Alexa Chung
Love high-waisted shorts with a blouse tucked in. You can even implement some floral to add a little fun to your all-work-no-play white button down. Accessorize with a chunky, statement necklace around the collar + gladiator sandals.
2. Goddess Solange
Bold, patterned shorts are a quirky statement for outdoor summer parties in LA, perfectly paired with a luxe sweater (for staying warm enough when the temperature starts to drop with the sun). Accessorize with strappy heels and a fun clutch.
3. Free-spirited Kate
Printed sets are definitely trending, and are available from high-end designers to the more affordable fast fashion chain. Too chaotic for you? A very easy way to achieve the look in a much more clean and simple way is to pick an easy color — black, nude, white — and simply match two separates. I’ve never been one to opt for the matchy matchy look, but when done right, is absolutely stylish.