This is a pair of shorts we’d gladly wear anywhere!
The versatile camel colour, braided cord detailing and overall soft finish tick all the right boxes for us.
Play up the cowgirl feel with gladiator sandals and go with a feminine bow-print blouse so you don’t come across as overly matchy-matchy.
Bow printed blouse, Mango
Braided cord short, Mango
All laced up.
Lace is the material to reach for on days when you want to feel all girly and dainty.
This pair also features ruffled hems that makes it resemble a skirt, which is all the better.
Go for a matching lace top for a quick coordinated look – the bold green is already sure to set you apart from the fashion pack.
Be sure to keep your accessories and shoes as understated as possible to let your bold and bright outfit take centre stage.
Guipure lace top, Zara
Guipure lace shorts, Zara
You can never go wrong with a pair of chic striped shorts finished off with a thin brown belt.
Team it with a simple white top, preferably with puffy shoulders to create some “volume” to balance the fitted bottom.
Pop on a navy blue beret to really play up the nautical theme. Aye aye, captain!
Striped shorts with belt, Zara
It's a tie!
A sweet pair of high-waist shorts that cinches you in at the waist? Yes, please!
Go ahead and wear that crop top without having to fret about baring your midriff. We think a yellow off-shoulder top complements the crisp white bottom perfectly, making for a getup that screams summer (and sorbet).
Now all you need is a pair of squeaky clean white sneakers to finish. Oh, and maybe a straw hat too!
Draped jacquard top, Mango
White shorts, Zara
Who says you can’t wear floral on floral?
Fashion is all about having fun, so try matching blooms of different sizes for a tinge of unpredictability.
This blouse comes with a ribbon at the back as well, which is perfect for us ladies looking for a good fit that will accentuate our body proportions.
Blouse with bow at the waist, Zara
High waist shorts, Zara
A cosy outfit doesn’t necessarily have to look sloppy.
You’ve already won half the battle with a tropical-print blouse teamed with cheery orange frilled shorts. Simply throw on a black pullover to create some eye-catching contrast, and let the blouse collar and hem peek out to bring some patterns into the mix.
Lastly, slip into a pair of mules and you’ll be ready to conquer the day without sacrificing comfort and style.
High waist frilled shorts, Zara
Hip to be square!
We love the interplay of this pair’s curved hem and its geometric motif. The draped panels create the illusion of a fuller hip, so we recommend going with a cropped blouse that has equally interesting details – check out the frills along the neckline, and the tie detail that cheekily allows you to show some skin.
Don’t fuss with accessories because this relatively ‘busy’ outfit has done all the work for you. If you must, swoosh your favourite shades to the top of your head to look effortlessly put-together.
Cropped knotted blouse with frills, Zara
Toteme split printed silk crepe de chine shorts, Net-a-Porter
Text: Loh Pui Ying, HerWorldPlus / Additional text: Cheryl Lim