Monday, December 19, 2011

Sizzling summer shorts

During a usual Wardrobe Flair wardrobe session, every time I say to someone 'so where are your shorts for this summer?" they look at me like I just said "hey, are you going dance naked in the rain later?". The nose screws up, and the face is pulled. Nearly as often as when I say 'ok, so lets talk about your body shape", but not QUITE.

For those of you with children who will run around with them these holidays at beaches and parks, you need shorts! But I don't mean daisy dukes, trust me. I also don't generally mean anything that is above the knee (unless you are under 5.2 OR a spring chicken in age).

Many NZ women wear the dreaded 3/4 trousers and feel they are practical (yet frumpy and cut you off at the wrong spot). So all I'm saying is, shorten those so called 3/4 trousers to be just under your knee and you are good to go. Seriously, it will make the world of difference to your outfit, and your leg length!

This season you have two shape options. Fitted (like Capri type shorts/trousers) or wider leg. If you are going for the safe look the wider leg shorts will balance out any hips or larger chests, will be flattering and practical. I think a denim pair is an essential part of most people's wardrobe (men and women).

If you are wanting to be a little more 'on trend' then think about a more fitted pair. These are great teamed with a slightly longer top or tunic dress. If you do have a bigger bust and hips, then beware that tapered look, and make sure you balance yourself out with the top or tunic dress.

Other than denim I think a white pair is a great option for the cool tones (remember tonal flow people!!) and if you have no idea what I am talking about then you need to book a session with STAT! For the warmies, a nice stony or lighter brown would be fab.

Make sure your T-shirt is the right neckline, fit and a fabulous colour and you will be kitted out at your very best this summer. Enjoy yourself and have a great summer.

Stay colourful!



Lis said...

Really love the advice...but where oh where do you get wide legged shorts from and in denim?

Trudi Bennett said...

It is a bit tricky this season Lis, as most shorts are fitted.

However I would try all the major jean shops (Just Jeans, Jay Jays, Jeans West, Esprit).

If you have no luck, try Savemart. That is where I got mine from!