With summer approaching, I’m thinking about shorts. As I get older, I need to re-evaluate every year what works and what doesn’t…for me. I don’t think age should dictate appropriateness. I have far too many friends well over 50 with fabulous legs and they look perfectly fine wearing shorts, so that’s not the issue. What’s most important to me is how they are styled and where they are worn. Living near the beach in southern California, they’re a staple for running errands, market runs, bike rides and other super casual activities.
This summer, I’m liking the look of a full legged, high waist short, similar to the pant trend I favor of the moment. The style comes off as a bit more thoughtful and polished. As far as pairing with other pieces, I’ll stick to the theory of balancing skin exposure. With legs showing, I’ll keep my upper half covered up, and vice versa. Lastly, I’ll always be a flat shoes with shorts type, which I think grounds the look and keeps it chic.