How to Wear Shorts and Heels

I am not generally a shorts and heels kinda gal. It can get a little, prosti...

But last Friday I needed something that would transition well from day to, ahem, date night. A day full of errands and appointments meant I needed to stay cool in the heat and still look like I put in a little effort. 

Here's where we landed: 

photo credit @ronnie andren

photo credit @ronnie andren

 

Why It Works: 

These styling tips will keep you firmly in the classy, not trashy, lane.  

1. Mix something tight, short, and/or fitted with something that has volume and a relaxed feel. 

The top is casual and relaxed, while still being fitted enough to keep my shape defined. And the shorts are tailored in shape, but not tight. You want this look to read cool, with a little moxie. Too tight anything in this look and you'll need to lace up your skates for the roller derby. 

Lindsey calls these shorts "leg doilies". Not 100% sure that's a compliment, but I love these! 

Lindsey calls these shorts "leg doilies". Not 100% sure that's a compliment, but I love these! 

2. Use accessories to give the look some edge. You want the vibe to be cool but not cold or standoffish.

Create a V shape with your jewelry to elongate your figure even more while also focusing the attention where it should be. Up toward your lovely face!

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3. Wear a "tough" heel.  

This isn't the time to be tottering around in your pointiest thin-strap stilettos. It'll read vampy, not effortlessly gorg. Your shoes should anchor the look and provide some edge.  Plus, a conical heel or a stacked square heel on a city sandal will help with stability so you can go on about your stylish business without slowing down.