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Markdown Mondays: It’s going to be a short(s) week

Markdown Mondays Blog Post Shopping Cuts

Markdown Mondays Collage 042516It’s finally warm out! This week’s #MarkdownMondays is dedicated to the true element of Spring and Summer: shorts.

This style edit brings you 5 pairs of shorts varying in dressiness, colors, textures and fit.

We have a high-waisted pair of Levi’s from Bloomies in a light wash – perfect for tank tops and tees; 3″ JCrew chinos (they come in so many bright shades – great for pairing with neutrals or other bold colors for a multitude of looks) and sit low on the waist for a relaxed feel. We also have a patterned pair by Alice & Olivia from Saks Off Fifth – great for a more dressy look to go out after work or on the weekend. You can wear them with a blousy top or a sequin tee to add more polish. We finish off the roundup with glamorous metallic shorts by Banana Republic and a faux-leather Larue pair from Club Monaco. If your dress code at work is more on the casual side – these last 2 pairs can be a great alternative to a skirt or dress on a summer Friday!

Styling Tips for choosing shorts for your figure type:

  1. Mind the length. The key here is to identify which part of your body you would like to accentuate most. Higher waisted silhouettes always bring attention to your waist and balance out your body type and can be a little longer too. If you like your legs, a shorter pair that sits low on the hips can be great – especially when paired with a slightly longer top – tucked in in the front and left loose in the back.
  2. Look out for pockets and details. Side pockets tend to draw the eye out making your lower body appear wider; back pockets can increase the size of your bottom – which can be a great thing if you’re looking to balance out your lower half with slightly wider shoulders. Patterns and prints can also have a magnifying effect – so choosing the scale in proportion to your own is key. Horizontal patterns & slightly busier ones can trick your eyes to not focus on any one point – and are great for camouflaging body parts that aren’t your favorite.
  3. Fabric is very important. For the summer, I recommend choosing lighter & more breathable fabrics like cottons and cotton blends. Wool is a summer no-no, but linen can be fun if you’re into a more crinkled, casual look. Lining is helpful in making your shorts maintain their shape – and thicker knit over flimsy construction will do better in conforming to your body as opposed to clinging to it uncomfortably.

To get more personalized styling tips, please don’t hesitate to reach to schedule your 1-on-1 Style Development Session with me at my studio!


Dina - Image Consultant, Wardrobe Editor, Personal Shopper of Modnitsa Styling

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