Trend Report: Winter Short Chic

Sporting shorts in the wintertime may sound crazy, but when you pair them with some tall boots/high pumps and add a little layering into the mix, it can be sexy, chic, and totally comfortable style. However, don’t reach for just any pair of shorts buried in the back of your closet — go for ones made with winter fabrics and colors that keep with the season element,  but still look of-the-moment.

A nice pair of tweed or wool shorts (I love these ones from the Gap – plus they’re on sale for $29.99!) can look great when complimented with some colored tights and cute heels. Pair them with an oversized cardigan and pearls for your weekly internship, or take it to a whole new level for your next big night out by adding a boyfriend blazer and ankle boots.

For a more casual look, try following the lead of your favorite star. Quite a few celebrities have been spotted recently sporting their denim shorts in the cold weather. (Pick up your own pair at Urban Outfitters for just $39.99.)  Denim can be perfect for any season – especially when you rock this look with sexy black leggings and boots.

Or, why not try two trends at once — winter shorts and sequins! A hot date might not seem so daunting if you sub out a short skirt for a cool pair. Funktional’s Matte Sequin Shorts ($55.00; Though retro in style, you can add your own modern twist with a leather jacket, bright scarf, and wedge heel.

With all these available options at your fingertips, there’s absolutely no reason your winter wardrobe should come up “short.”

By Hope Holland, Auburn University

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