July 12th, 2017 by maria

fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a white bell sleeve top and black denim shorts by frame Short shorts are the quintessential summer staple. I’ve been hooked on them since my days working at Abercrombie back in high school although I still cringe when I think about exactly how short they actually were! Unfortunately, I still have pics to prove just how risque I could be back in the good old days. Now that I’m a little older and a little wiser, I’m sticking with slightly longer hemlines and more flattering silhouettes. Keep scrolling to see five ways I found to make shorts more flattering:

 

fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a white off-the-shoulder top from nordstrom and black frame denim shorts

1. Opt for a high-waist fit: A higher waist helps elongate and creates a more flattering silhouette.

fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a karen kane off-the-shoulder white top and frame denim black shorts

2. Size up: I always go one size above my normal pants size when I buy shorts. You don’t want them to be too baggy, but too tight and you risk them looking more like hot pants.

fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a white off-the-shoulder bell sleeve top by karen kanefashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a white off-the-shoulder top with black shorts from revolve

3. Wear heels: My legs always look better in heels. Heels force your leg muscles to get to work and the added height adds inches for that “legs for days” effect.

fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a white off-the-shoulder top by karen kane and quay mirrored sunglassesfashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a white off-the-shoulder bell sleeve top by karen kane

4. Pair them with a classic shirt: When in doubt go with a classic white shirt. This off-the-shoulder bell-sleeve version is one of my latest finds. I love the look of a crisp white shirt. It’s a summer staple.

fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing black denim shorts by frame and a givenchy bagfashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a givenchy antigona bag from nordstrom and quay mirrored sunglasses

5. Stick with a solid or neutral color: Black is the most slimming color, but darker denim washes are also universally flattering.

xo, Maria

Outfit Details

Karen Kane Off-the-Shoulder Top (wearing an XS)
FRAME Denim Black Shorts (wearing a 24)
Givenchy ‘Medium Antigona’ Bag
Dior Addict Lipstick (in color Underground)
Child of Wild Layered Necklace
Public Desire Heels

 


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