Shorts season is right around the corner, and maybe you’re wondering what’s new in summer shorts for 2013. If you like wearing shorts, you’re going to be pleased, because they are everywhere and are part of numerous different style statements. Besides making sure you have the right sunglasses to rock this spring / summer, here are 8 ways people are rocking shorts for Summer 2013
1. In Black and Dressed Up
You might not think of wearing shorts to a dressy occasion, but when done tastefully, it works. The outfit here, worn by Olivia Palermo, manages to be sexy, fun, and dressy. The best shorts to dress up are black, and in a sumptuous fabric like silk or high quality twill.
2. In Classic Navy with a Cute Sweater
Navy is another dressy color for shorts. Paired with a sweet, fitted cardigan, the look is perfect for exploring the city or kicking off your shoes and strolling along a beach.
3. With Eye-Catching Sneakers
You’ll see shorts paired with heels this summer, but you’ll also see them with cute casual shoes, like these platform sneakers. They give a little more of a feminine style boost than regular athletic shoes.
4. High-Waisted With a Belt
High-waisted shorts don’t have to look like “mom shorts.” These sexy, high-waisted shorts are youthful and show off a trim waist beautifully. This high-waisted style also gives the illusion of longer legs.
5. Paired With a Longer Jacket
Shorts with a long jacket are a hot look this year. Choose a long jacket in one of summer’s popular bright colors, like this luscious tangerine shade, and you’re up-to-the-minute style-wise. A terrific hat is the perfect finishing touch.
6. With a Feminine Top
Tees and cardigans aren’t the only tops that go beautifully with this summer’s hottest shorts. You can pair plain white shorts with a super-feminine swing top like this one and look sweetly pretty without being in-your-face sexy.
7. With a Matching Top
Yep, you can actually find matching short suits this summer, from serious and clean-lined to summery and flirty, like this matching floral print top and shorts. A cute up-do or pony tail completes the statement, making you look fresh and demure.
8. With Summer-Perfect Wedge Sandals
Shorts and sandals are a look that will never go out of style. Sexy wedge or heeled sandals make legs look longer and dress up your look just enough. Add a terrific pair of sunglasses for the perfect finishing touch. Carrera’s Pocket Flag sunglasses are a black-framed, slightly rounded Wayfarer style that are perfect with every summer look from casual to business-ready.
What about you? Are you ready for shorts season?