By JASMINE GARNSWORTHY
So, for whatever reason you don’t want to wear shorts this summer. Even though we’re in the grips of a melting-hot heat wave.To the more practical amongst us, this may seem like madness.
But never fear – I understand. As a fashion lover who shares your aversion to shorts, I’ve found a number of alternatives that are decidedly more palatable than denim cut-offs, where you can basically see your hoo-haa.
The most misunderstood member of the pants family, cropped or capri pants, are an easy alternative to shorts and (believe it) won’t shorten your legs, so long as you pick the right pair and the right styling partners.
A little tip – opt for a shade similar to your skin colour (for maximum elongation of the legs) and team with a tonal coloured top. This creates a column of colour – which equals a longer silhouette (that’s fancy-pants fashion language for makes you look taller than you are).
A busy or printed top also works wonders in balancing out cropped pants. Find a pair without pockets for the most flattering fit. Like this:
Skirts! The item of clothing so similar to shorts, that if it were your younger sister you’d tell it to QUIT COPYING ME. Skirts are as easy and breezy as shorts and generally a whole lot more flattering, especially if you go for an A-line cinch-in-at-the-waist option.