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Short Comings

With summer hotting up in the Southern hemisphere shorts are an inevitable and essential staple for your 2013 wardrobe. Luckily for us they have come a long way since the knee length chino turn-ups of old….

Many of this season’s latest trends have been translated into shorts, with highstreet shops now offering affordable and fashionable styles straight from the catwalks, including metallics, classic black and white patterns, as well as clashing and jazzy printed materials.
Topshop Houndstooth Pleated Short Perfect with a clashing printed tank in black and white to stay right on trend.
 Topshop Floral Animal Print ShortsWear with a simple sleeveless silk tank for a sophisticated take or clash with a bold print if you dare!
Topshop Metallic Bronze Shorts   These shiny hot pants are not for the feint of heart! Rock them with that old faded Rolling Stones tee and your black DMs.
Cotton-blend shorts  by McQ Alexander McQueen
Look out also for structured masculine tailoring like these beautiful Alexander McQueen shorts. Wear with a black silk shirt and blazer to the office for effortless chic or pair with a stripy tee and sandals for some classically French Brigitte Bardot style.

With the increase in styles and shapes this season there are shorts to suit everyone. Curvier hips should stick to a high-waisted short and avoid low-rise, thigh-high styles, while the opposite is true for narrow-waisted girls. The baggier culotte shorts are perfect for a wider thigh and busy colourful patterns will detract the eye from any lumpy bits left over from winter! So as the mercury pushes north this summer, swap those skirts for a sassy pair of shorts!

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