The long and the shorts of it

Nikki Parkinson Fashion, How to 16 Comments

As the mercury creeps up, so does my inability to wear long pants or jeans. It’s just too damn uncomfortable.

The alternative?

Shorts.

Cue shorts $169; Cue sleeveless jacket $220

The short of it: Cue shorts $169. www.cue.cc

Don’t get me started on three-quarter pants. Oh, too late. I have. They’re just not flattering on 90% of the population.

They work when styled as slim-leg capris, with a hem finishing at a slender ankle on petite Audrey Hepburn-esque types but as long cut-off pants on the rest of us, they are generally the devil. Three-quarter pants have the nasty effect of truncating your legs and making you look shorter than what you are.

Which leaves me back at shorts.

Want to know more?  I’m over at Justb. today doing a Wardrobe Rescue for a reader who wanted to know how to wear shorts with more style.  Come over and say hi.

 

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  1. do NOT get me started on 3/4 pants!!! 90% of my styling clients turn up in them and 100% of them leave realising there are BETTER options 😉

    LOVE a summer short, I’m totally stealing Rachel Bilson’s look of shorts with a blazer (lightweight for summer of course), love!

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  2. I agree with you Nikki. I like wearing fitted long shorts, but they need to be above the knee. Another issue with the 3/4 length pants – on tall people, they look as though they are just pants that are too short! Never a good look!

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