Shorts during cold weather may not seem to make a ton of sense, but we do it anyway. While shorts are an essential piece in every woman’s summer wardrobe, pairing them with wedges, flats and sandals for easy ensembles. However as the weather gets cooler we tend to pack them away until next year. But, you should leave those shorts right where they are, and get ready to vamp up your fall wardrobe with a few styling tricks.
Considering the fact that some of the best sales on summer staples like shorts happen in late August and early September, it only makes sense that we want to buy them and should put them to use, even in the fall. When styled well, shorts during cold weather, can look seasonally appropriate.
If you wondering what shorts can be worn in cold season, then my answer is all of them are okay to wear in spring, fall and winter, no matter if they are brightly colored, dark colored or made of light fabrics (just add tights). You can even choose lace styles that can be teamed with cable knit sweater and high booties. You can try on even high-waisted ones for teaming with your favorite blazer and chunky knits. As long as the feet are comfortable (or not) and warm in boots and thick soft socks (over-the-knee styles look amazing), and we’re all bundled up in layers of knits and coats, a few inches of leg skin won’t hurt you.
My favorite way of wearing shorts during cold weather is to pair it with a blazer. Not only is the blazer a must-have item in the fall, it’s also a perfect way to dress up a pair of shorts. Slip on your favorite pair of summer shorts with a structured blazer (think tuxedo jacket or even denim jacket) and you’ll be ready for the runway. Not to mention that if you’re too cold, or love the grungy cool style, you can definitely resort to those sheer or opaque black tights, or even pattern styled tights.
I thrifted these Express shorts from the Salvation Army for $5. I wore it many times in the summer, and wanted to add it to my fall rotation. As it wasn’t a terribly cold day when I wore this outfit, I did not wear tights.
I paired it one of my favorite fall blazers that was also thrifted. Blazers are probably one of the easiest items to thrift, and the savings are incredible. Retail priced blazers normally run from $75 and up. However, I have thrifted all my blazers and have never paid more than $15. This Ralph Lauren blazer can easily make any outfit look chic and polished. Best of all, I paid $6 for this blazer at Goodwill. I added a cashmere turtleneck from J Crew under my blazer for some warmth. I love when I come across a perfect condition cashmere piece at the thrift shop, because can you say SAVINGS! This sweater was also thrifted at Goodwill (different location), and only $2, as I got it at the end of the winter season.
I completed this look with these Madden Girl booties from DSW that were on clearance for $19.99. Using my DSW points, I saved even more! I added some over the knee socks, but opted to not wear then over the knees, but actually scrunched up at the ankles.
Lastly, I completed my shorts look with a floppy felt hat. You can opt for fall hues, without always having to stick to basic black. Deep burgundy, navy, and camel are all great choices to go with most items in your wardrobe without going overboard. This refined bohemian accessory is a great way to have fun with fashion while remaining classic and understated. I thrifted (of course) this felt floppy hat from Georgia Avenue Thrift Store in Washington D.C. for $6.