6 Shorts Looks to Copy | The Short Story

Chic Shorts Looks

Summer Shorts Looks to Copy

The Short Story….. It’s time to show a little leg. Over the past few years shorts looks have been elevated. Street chic has given new life to shorts.  From updated cutoffs and cargos, to suede and silk, we put together 6 looks that will help inspire you to wear your shorts.

It’s as simple as Black & White

I love this look, it’s so Southern California! Mega blogger Sincerely Jules helpped elevate cut off shorts in a huge way. It’s so simple to up style these casual summer shorts by pairing them with a button down, statement jewels and your favorite booties (mine are rag & bone).

Katie Black Cutoff shorts 3Katie Black Cutoff shorts 1Katie Black Cutoff shorts 2Top: Kendall & Kylie from Sadie Slick// Shorts: McGuire Denim from Red Fox// Booties: Rag & Bone// Necklaces: Muse & Jonas

Cargo Upgrade

I don’t typically think of chic and cargo in the same sentence but this look has me changing my tune. These Current Elliott cargo shorts are cool and casual. Paired with this unexpected, very rad, A.L.C fringe top, statement bangles, and leather back pack, you’re ready to hit up any cool girl weekend hot spot-like the rose bowl or long beach flea markets.

Katie Cargo Shorts 4Katie Cargo Shorts 22Katie Cargo Shorts 3Top: A.L.C.// Cargo Shorts: Current Elliott both from Bardot// Backpack: Vin Baker from Seaside Soles// Sunglasses: Wonderland Sun// Bracelets: Jonas & Muse

Neo-Classic Chic Boheme

For most of us raised in Souther California (myself included) bohemian style is more a way of life than a fashion statement. Finding new ways to interpret and update this classic SoCal vibe is must. We love this classic boho blouse paired with suede shorts, tons of jewelry and a simple, sexy wedge-perfect for an OC night out.

Katie Suede Shorts 3Katie Suede Shorts 1Katie Suede Shorts 2Top: MINK PINK// Suede Shorts: Somedays Lovin’// Neck Scarf:  all from Swirl Boutique// Necklaces & Bracelets: Jonas & Muse

Seaside Style

Most of us can’t rock short shorts (again myself included) so these denim shorts are a great short option. I love the feel of the resort vibe this look gives off. Straw hat, bermuda shorts, linen outerwear and a simple body suit (or a bathing suit), all perfect for running around on vacation or the streets of the OC.

Katie Denim Shorts 1Katie Denim Shorts 2Katie Denim Shorts 3Bodysuit: Olivaous from Swirl Boutique// Shorts: Current Elliot // Wrap Top (styled as summer outerwear): Sir. both from Bardot// Platform Clogs: Free People// Hat: Brixton both from Blue Eyed Girl

Chambray on Chambray

Katie Blue Shorts 1Katie Blue Shorts 2Katie Blue Shorts 3Top: Equipment from Bardot//Shorts: Carina Rene from Red Fox// Shoes: Matisse from Swirl Boutique// Necklaces & Bracelets: Jonas & Muse

Ladylike in Summer Silk

Katie Silk Shorts 1Katie Silk Shorts 2Katie Silk Shorts 3Top: Maison Du Soir from Bardot// Shorts: Bella Luxe from Red Fox// Necklace: Jonas & Muse// Wedges: Similar// Bag: Redaelli both from Seaside Soles

Model: Katie Collins// Stylist: Katie Keyes// Assistant: Kirby Morris// HMU | Photography | Creative Direction: Rachael Dickens// Location Manager: Natalie Dickens