Snow Buddy Shorts | Mod Retro Vintage Shorts | ModCloth.com
by Ida Hsiang
Runway reports show that for the spring and summer seasons, it's all about longer hemlines and a return to a retro aesthetic. But it's not spring or summer yet, so if you don't mind, we here at Stylehive are still very much into hiking up the hemlines and flaunting the gams! But ok, we know it's kind of freezing out there and it's no fun to flaunt the legs if they're actually popsicles!Wearing short shorts or dresses and skirts with higher hemlines don't need to be reserved for just summer. Look for more seasonally appropriate materials like super of-the-moment leather shorts, or opt for a warm fuzzy sweater dress. Simply pair wool-y tights, sleek thigh-highs or thick knee socks for added warmth and coverage. Combat and military boots or shoes with a chunky heel helps add to the cooler weather effect.Click the slideshow to see some of our fave ways to show of the legs, but still stay warm while doing so!
Prior to this fashionable summer season, seersucker would have reminded me of those crinkly, stiff playsuits my mother used to dress me in as a kid on a scorching summer day, when I was too hot and too uncomfortable to even think about moving. But now, with the fabric cropping up all over the racks in the form of fitted blazers, tops, and swingy sundresses, it's hard to imagine seersucker as anything but comfortable, movable, and stylish! It's the perfect breathable material for summer shorts because it feels lightweight while still managing to look crisp and neat, and has this automatic sort of preppy-chic look that can be both casual with a tee or tank or dressed up with a ruffled blouse or tailored shirt. Wear them with a pair of platform sandals to lengthen legs, or play it cool with a pair of cuffed sandals. For the full selection of my favorite seersucker shorts, scope out the slideshow!