Monday, August 02, 2010


how they wear: neutral shorts

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Inspired by my post the other day wearing my beige shorts, It got me thinking about how I could actually wear them. So using my two favourite fashion social networking websites, Chictopia & Lookbook, I gathered all my favourite pictures of girls wearing them saved them into a folder, and in the process not only found some awesome and new ways to wear my shorts, I found some great new blogs to follow in the course of it!

As you may or may not know, I'm not a trouser (pants) wearer but I occasionally wear shorts. I've had a recent love affair with shorts, I used to wear this pair of denim shorts non-stop when I was in college. I seriously wore them until the crotch went, I mean I literally wore them everyday for like two years. Not long after that I stated to change my fashion sense and just decided the only way to get away from that was to never wear shorts ever again. The past year I've seen people like Alexa Chung, Fearne Cotton and Daisy Lowe all effortlessly pulling off shorts, So I decided to look into it. Neutral shorts are really in at the moment, especially with the current spring/summer going into autumn/winter colour palette being earthy and neutral. These type of shorts can be worn with or without tights, and can be worn in such I think they are one of those key interseasonal pieces that everyone should have in your wardrobe. They are smart and casual, But like I did in my look the other day, They are great when dressing down and being comfy!

I love the first look and the sixth. I wore my shorts with a plaid shirt, But if I had I just tucked it in and then belted it, I'm sure it would smarten the whole look up 100%, and would be a simple but chic look. I love the idea of wearing a nice loose fitted striped Breton. Funnily enough, even though its a fashion blogger staple (don't you think!) I don't actually own a striped top like that, But I was eyeing up a nice one in H&M today. Ari's look is beautiful too, I love the idea of keeping the colours muted and nude for a really romantic floaty feel. I think they just look really cute with a plain tshirt tucked into them, If you add a blazer and a cute clutch, you have a super easy and incredibly fashion forward look.


Which look do you like the best? Are you a fan of neutral shorts? Would you wear neutral shorts? Fancy inspiring me a bit and letting me see a look of yours wearing neutral shorts? Let me know in the comments!

19 comments:

  1. I so wish I had the legs for shorts :( !

    The only shorts I can just about get away with, are city shorts - I have a black pair that I wear to work which I really like :) But I'd LOVE to be able to pull off shorts like the above!

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  2. oh my! i was lucky to find my mum's old cream high waisters which she didn't want, and this post has given me inspiration on how to wear them, THANK YOU!

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  3. I love that you can take it from smart to casual. Ideally, my wardrobe would be made up of these versatile pieces... Unfortunately not.
    I don't even have a breton top - I did see one in a charity shop, but it was just too cliché. However, if I happen to pop back there.. Can't go wrong for two pounds!
    It would be mine

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  4. They look good with a tan belt. I've been looking at neutral trousers for a while now, but I think neutral shorts would be a good stepping stone to trying out the trousers.

    sequinthis.blogspot.com
    xo.

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  5. I just don't have the thighs for shorts, i've got several pairs but can never bring myself to wear them! ha. I think the last look is my favourite out of this collection! xx

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  6. My favorite way to wear a pair of shorts is at night, pairing it with a long sleeved shirt or sweater, like images 1, 4, 5, and 6. These are inspiring pictures Lily! Can you give us the links to their blogs?

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  7. sixth is my favourite hands down. i love the loose top and those wedges... just, gorgeous.

    xx

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  8. Danielle:all the links to the bloggers are under the images! from left to right

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  9. the 3rd one counting from the left on the top row is my fav. I just bought a really similar one from H&M. I used to be like you who never wear shorts, but this year I decided to give it a try, and now I'm in love with it!

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  10. oohh i must buy a pair of shorts like these! they look gorgeous and so many ways to wear them!
    great post :)

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  11. Your blogs brilliant, I'm a new follower and I'm having so much fun reading!

    I really like the 6th and 8th outfits in this post, i need a flannel shirt, they work with so many outfits.

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  12. I really like the last 2, I probably wouldn't wear them though. I prefer skirts/dresses to shorts/pants! xo

    http://www.pearlslaceandruffles.com/

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  13. the look good in them the one in plaid shirt i like the way she style her shirt =]

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  14. i love them all but my favourite ones are holly and Meijia

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  15. thanks so much for featuring me, doll! :D

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  16. I love every single outfit here! What a good eye you have for a fabulous pair of beige shorts.

    I have some myself but it seems summer is over, so they probably won't see the light of day 'til next year now! x

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  17. wow this just made my day seeing myself on your blog(4th one)!! thank you lily, really surprised me when I saw that:D
    your blog is awesome and I can't stop reading it! definitely following:)
    xoxo Holly

    www.iSpyFashionDiary.blogspot.com

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  18. I love neutral shorts! I got a pair from the thrift store the other week and I'm already in love with them.
    Your blog is so nice and you're gorgeous!

    http://a-fashion-ado.blogspot.com

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  19. aw thank you so much for posting me! made my day :]

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