FOUND: Classy Summer Shorts

Thursday, May 15, 2008

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Ah... the season of dreadful shorts is here. Back in action are shorts made from a variety of fabrics. Although some women decided to stop wearing shorts altogether after the age of 12, I beg you to give them another chance. Shorts can be fun and are capable of giving you the perfect breeze during the heat. I’m an anti-tight shorts kind of gal, but I do adore shorts that hug the hips and are loose fitting around the thighs.

When buying shorts it is important you feel confident in the pair you buy and know that you will actually wear them. Material is important to consider when making your purchase. Some stretchy materials don’t look good on certain body types because of the way the material hangs-- it tends to be less flattering. I usually recommend buying a size larger when purchasing non-stretch shorts. When buying shorts in stretchy material, make sure you ask yourself how often you’re going to want to wear them, because they may look different after a few wears, loosing their sexy fit.

For those of you who like the idea of shorts, I have some fun and classy recommendations. This fun pair of Armani Exchange shorts is perfect for the beach, or an afternoon outing. I wouldn’t wear this pair out at night or with heels, but they’re great with sandals for lunch or shopping. They are comfortable and seem like a wonderful pair to take traveling. The cute ties on both sides definitely make them look more fashionable and flirty-- perfect for a fashion conscious lady.

Armani Exchange Drawstring Roll-up Shorts
Armani Exchange Drawstring Shorts
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For those of you who avoid the word fun when it comes to your closet, I suggest this classy pair of Tina Turk "Pim" Shorts, which can be found at They are absolutely beautiful and would look great with a red top and red shoes, making it a suitable outfit for an evening out.

Trina Turk 'Pim' Shorts
Trink Turk "Pim" Shorts
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For a spicier version of the Tina Turk shorts, carries an elegant pair with gold accent buttons. I love the color combination with the denim-like look and the gold.

Arden B. Stripe Short
Arden B. Stripe Short
$29.99 (was $78-- save 62%!)
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The Rubbish Linen Blend Shorts are my ultimate favorite. I’m biased towards linen shorts because they are flattering and classy. The only downfall with linen is the wrinkles, but I think that’s manageable. Linen is perfect for the warm weather because it doesn’t stick to your skin and almost gives you the feeling you’re nude. Also, the fit on linen shorts are right on. They are never tight looking or feeling, which is so sexy.

Rubbish Linen Blend Shorts
Rubbish Linen Blend Shorts
Available at: nordstrom.comicon

Now that you are armed with several options when it comes to shorts, there’s no need to fear shorts season. But please remember, no cutoff shorts. No matter where you see them, they are not acceptable in any occasion-- unless you’re using them for a dust rag.


Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.

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