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Shorten Up

We are in the midst of a major heat wave and there is no denying it, now is the time to wear shorts. But how to look chic while wearing shorts? The answer is simple, buy a pair of tailored shorts that are not overly fitted but have a bit of structure, and a tad on the dressy side. Next build your outfit much like you would if you were wearing slacks or a pencil skirt. Try mixing and matching tees, tanks, cardigans, jackets, belts and scarves to find the right look of casual sophistication. As far as shoes go, follow the same rules you do if you were wearing a skirt, if you outfit is more casual throw on flip flips but if your outfit is dressier try adding a pair of chunky strappy heels or wedges. Here are some cute and affordable short styles and outfits from Ann Taylor Loft. Available at www.anntaylorloft.com.

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The Grass Is Always Greener

Summer is in full swing and this Plenty by Tracy Reese dress is the embodiment of summer fun. The criss-crossed neckline and full skirt are perfect for flirty summer evenings and the soft green color softly whispers bright, lush, cheer. The ethnic, bohemian print is right on trend and will look equally at home with gladiator sandals, sweet flats or sky high peep toe pumps. Available at www.anthropologie.com.

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Sleek Sneaks

Summer is just around the corner and now is the time to re-assess your summer shoe collection and add a few sleek sneaks! You can’t wear heels all the time but you can still look fashionable in sneakers. Look for sleek styles that have metallic accents or hits of color and pair them with bermuda shorts, baggy cropped boyfriend jeans, wide leg chinos or denim skirts. Give your feet a rest and slip into a great pair of sneakers.

A few of my favorites:

Puma Simplice Wn’s from www.zappos.com are a super sweet satin ballet flat sneaker that screams easy chic and is oh so comfortable.

Lacoste is the king of preppy casual chic and the Lacoste Arixia FD 2 and Lacoste Ithia Sparkle are streamlined and stylish, available at www.zappos.com.

Tread fashionable in these New Balance for Nine West sneakers, the perfect blend of fashion and function, available at www.ninewest.com.

You can never go wrong with a pair of Jack Purcell Sneakers, available at www.jcrew.com.

 

 

 

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