Hi my darlings, are you doing OK? More than OK hopefully.
And how was your week? Mine was all about looking after my patient, exploring and picnics, oh and my debut on INSTAGRAM!
If you are in the northern hemisphere and enjoying your summer, you're either sweltering in your continued heatware or, like us in Blighty, feeling the coolness in the air that is our late summer.
I'm desperately holding on to each day of summer that is left and making the most of every shorts day I can squeeze in between here and brrrrr.
Skorchio took me by surprise and I wasn't ready for quite so many shorts days and to be honest, I'm not good when it comes to dressing shorts - our summers don't usually give us many shorts days and for those there are, I only know how to do dress-down grunge.
So it may be late in the season to be posting on shorts today, but this is more an aide memoire to self on what I did with shorts and what I could have done better so's I'm ready for next summer's heatwave ... and not caught with my pants down, or my shorts either!
As I say, I'm mostly uber casual with my shorts but I've tried to up my game a little this year. Like with this ...
I took this v. old black lace top and also created an OTS hack.
A plain black T works to smarten up my shorts a notch too. And I've become partial to these v. old black leather M&S wedges which help lift the shorts look and elongate the legs, IMHO.
Though maybe best to skip the Carmen Miranda look?!
I tried another black lace top (just how many does this girl have?!)
I felt the top was a little long and messed around a bit with that Rule of Thirds.
However, although this top is similar in length to the one above, it seems to work. Perhaps it's because it's not a solid colour, and the white in the print links in to the white shorts?
Whatever, I was happy and that's counts.
I now give you some more inspirational shorts than mine, taken from internet/blogs. If I don't credit you, then mea culpa, it wasn't intended - I'm old and I forget!
So to kick off, I do declare that this is a smarter black and white shorts outfit and I think it's sported by I Do declaire. Potentially. But it's a smart outfit, helped by the lovely wedges and a third colour. As Anna of Mutton Style pointed out recently, an outfit benefits from a third colour, and even something neutral like brown works to lift the ensemble.
Here, a loose vest, pendant and a bright print smarten up the classic combo.
I struggle with denim shorts.
What to do with them other than throw on a T shirt and Birkies?
Can denim shorts be taken to any level other than this?
Well the answer is a blindly gorgeous YES!!! Look what Andrea Nine ( HERE) has done with hers. A white jacket, killer heels, a clutch, jewellery … how striking is she for her date night with Mr Nine?!!!
What have other bloggers been up to?
What have other bloggers been up to?
Well look what Amy of Amy's Creative Pursuits (Find her HERE) has done with her denim shorts. An off the shoulder bo ho print top, hat and bag take the denim shorts to another level all together.
What about a neutral like grey?
Laurie has turned to shorts many times over the weeks of our skorchio. This stylish take on the shorts and top would not look out of place in a high-end restaurant.
There's so much to gain from the inspo here, eh? Fancy trying out a few shorts looks? I for one hope to do the odd steal over the next week or two, so watch this space! Or watch my Instagram where I've had a crazy photo fest these past few days!!!
I guess the issue we have in the UK is that we just haven't seen such enduring temperatures for decades, well, since 1976 in fact. I have NEVER before seen so much shorts wearing in the UK. Swathes of shorts EVERYWHERE.
I declare 2018 The Year of the Shorts!
And for those of you non-Brits ...
... THIS is skorchio! It's all Greek to me!
So my dears, has Summer 2018 been a shorts fest for you?
And have you gone posh with yours?
A la perchoine.
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