Fashion Friday: shorts for summer (and beyond)

Fashion Friday: shorts for summer (and beyond)

[click “Play” for a “shorts” conversation with Kristin Holbrook]

DSC00279 The long and short of it is this: after a brief pause to refresh during the off-season, Kristin Holbrook of Two Skirts is back with Fashion Friday for the summer. Her subject: shorts.

Who wears short shorts? Short answer: everybody.

Shorts were everywhere on the runways of Paris and New York, but not your mother’s gym shorts. Shorts have become ladylike, with styles for every age and stage of life. There were preppy shorts on the Luella runway, loose boxers from Chloe, and structured boxers from Marc by Marc Jacob. Prada and Paul Smith showed white (and structured). Gwyneth was spotted on the streets in walking shorts, a look that shows leg, but is decidedly polished.

So it is not about the Seventies hot pants thing, especially when shorts are balanced with tops that cover the arms: long-sleeve jackets, shirts, Ts, even layers.

Fashion maven Alice Sykes offers a simple formula for getting it right: the older you are, the longer your shorts should be.

Kristin Holbrook predicts shorts will still have legs into the fall, but worn with tights and boots.

To learn more, click the “play” button and listen to Kristin’s podcast.

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