Monday, December 14, 2009


For as much as I despise winter (the cold, the driving conditions, the short days, the brown slush), I adore it for the necessary layering. Layer me up, baby. Not sure who I first spotted incorporating shorts into the winter months - I think it might have been my friend Katie. In any case, I started in on it a couple of years ago and feel that it is a perfect weekend look for me personally. I realize this may not be every one's cup of tea, but if you're looking to expand your winter wardrobe, maybe take a little risk, I highly encourage it. Don't knock it until you try it, right?

I sport my winter shorts in one of two ways. The style above is what I prefer: Short, loose, pleated. This is WAY comfy, leg-flattering, and rather uptown chic.

The other way is with straight-leg walking shorts. A bit trickier because they actually have to fit well and be a particular length - just above or at the knee is most flattering.

Either way, I'm never without opaque tights, knee-high socks and boots. I should probably try something new - maybe switch it up a bit with leg warmers and pumps or simply swap out the boots for a cute pair of flats. But a creature of habit, I am.

I do wish I felt that I could wear this to work, but fear it's not quite up to the "smart-casual" dress code. Though there are far greater abuses that occur every day... Eh.

Oxford: Ralph Lauren, thrifted
Sweater: Target
Shorts: Walmart
Tights: Old Navy?
Socks: TJ Maxx
Boots: Madden Girl via


La Historiadora de Moda said...

This might be the only way I would wear shorts. But because I don't own any shorts besides gym shorts I can't test the look to find out...

Sarina said...

Cute! Swop out the shorts for a khaki or cord skirt for work and your good to go!

Sarina said...

Swop or swap? Apparently I can't spell!