Remember when we were in grade school/high school & we all thought wearing Abercrombie & Fitch ripped mini skirts paired with Ugg boots was the trendiest thing ever (thanks Laguna Beach)…no? Just me? Well, for those of you who were able to by pass that stage of your life, cheers. For the rest of us, these shorts always remind me of those ripped mini skirt days, but in the best way. Because really, who likes wearing a short skirt and sitting like a “girl”, anyway?
I have never been a big proponent of needing to show a lot of skin to be sexy. I showed freedom of expression and creativity other ways (like cutting hideous blunt bangs & dying my hair black…yes that happened). However, cut-off shorts are a fun way to show a little skin and do it in a tasteful manor. But you guys, I can’t stress this enough. It’s all about what you pair them with! If you are wearing a short pair of Daisy Dukes, please don’t wear a crop top or a super low cut blouse on top unless you’re at Coachella. You want people to see how your clothing brings out the beauty in YOU, not the other way around. I’m all about pushing the limits BUT there is a fine line between tasteful and trashy.
For this look, I chose one of my favorite summer blouses, maybe ever, from Diane Von Furstenberg’s spring line a few years back to add a pop of color. Add a side of cold brew (always) and you’re ready for this LA heat.
Photography by Ashley Streff
Blouse: Diane Von Furstenberg
Shorts: One Teaspoon