I never really got into wearing shorts, especially shorts that showed too much thigh meat. Reason 1. I had scrawny legs, but the main reason is because growing up in the church we couldn't wear pants or shorts. Now that I'm an adult and can decide what I want to wear, short shorts are still a style I kinda shy away from.
If you're like me and short shorts aren't your thing, but you still want to rock a shorts ensemble, this look is for you. Now-a-days it seems like the shorts are getting shorter and shorter. I mean, some girls (and grown women) are walking these streets in shorts so short they may as well be underwear; booty cheeks out and everything (smh and giving the side-eye at the same time). I don't get it, but to each their own.
In this look I'm sharing how to treat longer length shorts the same way you would a pair of shorter shorts or even a pair of jeans. While most tend to go the T-shirt route when wearing denim, I chose to wear this off-the-shoulder black & white striped shirt (also worn HERE + HERE). And because I absolutely love this marigold colored blazer I thought adding it to this look would make a great statement. It's vibrant, light weight and perfect for this long shorts outfit (check out the first time I wore it HERE).
Whenever I'm shopping for myself or a client, the goal is to find pieces that are unique and that will make people stop and tell you how fabulous your ensemble is (I won't lie, I love that part). That's where these super cute sneakers (first time wearing them in this look) with printed scarf adjustable laces come in to make this look stylish and trendy. A mini book bag purse, some arm candy and a dope pair of shades.... Boom Shakalaka - A totally cool way to make long shorts look awesome.
I hope this look inspires you to think outside the box. You'll never know if you like it or actually look good unless you give it a try. I challenge you to spend a little more time and effort in your closet, you just might shock yourself at what you came come up with. Btw... wanna see how I've styled these shorts before -- go HERE, HERE + HERE and that one time I wore a shorter pair of shorts HERE.
Tell me, would you try this look or something similar to it? If not, what are your reservations for not trying this look? Let's chat in the comments below.
Photography by: K Visuals