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Thursday, April 13

The Long and the Short of It

In NYC, we have the luxury of wearing fashion trends straight off the fashion pages. Being fashion-forward and fashion-free, it is possible for this freedom to backfire. Jumping on a fashion trend before it has been test driven is a risky maneuver.

Much like the socks & heels trend, this season’s shorts trend is perilous. Case and point: a fashionable gal on the Lower East Side was wearing shorts, with black tights, knee high boots. Her faux-pas was their bootylicious length. I’m sure in her mind, the tights and boots balanced out the shorts’ mini length. From the head-turning glances she was receiving on the street, it obvious a full balance was not received.

A manageable (albeit fashionably safe) take on the trend are slim-cut, knee length shorts. Unlike the gauchos of seasons past, these pants actually compliment the leg, giving off the appearance of long and lean legs, especially when paired with heels.

Now’s the time to show off the things you’ve spent the last 3 months lunging, squatting and jogging toward.

4 Comments:

At 1:50 PM, Anonymous MS said...

The slim-cut, knee lenth shorts compliment the straight-hipped hotties like yourself. I've gotta stick with the gauchos. Wearing a pair today (from Express too!) because it's so unbelievably beautiful outside today!

 
At 3:30 PM, Blogger Elle said...

I'm with MS...even the long-shorts might be too short for these ham-bones...

I was told today, to my utter dismay, that capris are "out"...

So tell me, what is the difference between capris and long-shorts?? Really...about 2 inches?? Maybe?

 
At 2:48 PM, Blogger NotCarrie said...

Yeah I love the look but would look horrible in it.

 
At 11:40 AM, Blogger Betty on the Beach said...

Oh, how I wish I could wear super short, silky tap shorts (Max Studio - so cute). However, I will save the passers by on NYC streets by sticking to my tried and true (and flattering) skirts and dresses this season.

 

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