The temperatures have risen and Spring has arrived. One way to enjoy the new season is to put away the jeans and slacks you have been wearing the entire winter and put on a fresh pair of shorts. Or, in the case of Los Angeles, simply swap your cold-weather shorts for the new summer trends. Show off your beautiful legs with a few of these fashion tips and trends ladies in Los Angeles.
1. Civilized shorts—Author of the book Practical Glamour, Constance Dunce says, “this has to do with tailored, finely constructed shorts of neither the Daisy Duke nor the Golf Mom variety.” These shorts typically have more detail either in their pockets, belting or pleats. Their length is modest as well, covering about half of the thigh in either a straight leg or blousy style. These shorts are normally paired with preppy items such as a button up blouse. “It’s nicely body conscious and smartly sexy while completely devoid of sleaze,” said Dunce.
2. Beware the short-shorts—Dunce also recommends avoiding the stereotypical short-shorts. Despite the excessive heat at certain points in the spring and summer, short-shorts (typically covering less than a third of your thigh) are becoming a faux pas in L.A. Dunce says it’s nice to want to confidently show off your bare legs but “I still don’t need to see the bottom third of your buttocks while I sip my iced tea!” So Ladies, a bit more shorts and a little less leg can go a long way.
3. Cargo Shorts—for a more casual look when hitting the beach or just chilling downtown, Dawn Baker, owner of two L.A. boutiques, recommends cargo shorts. “Right now the weather in L.A. is perfect for shorts,” said Baker. But since the season has just begun, cargo shorts can help cover up your legs until the nice tan returns. She suggests products such as Survivor off cargo from Genetic Denim and Hudson cargo shorts as premium choices. Check out Baker’s items at her website.