Southern Belle Style: Tailored Shorts
I'm not a shorts person. Actually, I guess I should say that I'm not a denim, five pocket shorts person. Those type of shorts have always reminded me of elementary and middle school, and their tendency to be frayed or cut high enough to see bare cakes has been why I have always assumed that there will never be a pair of shorts that has enough sophistication for me to consider wearing them. Living in the South, however, means that the heat and humidity can be a beast, and that makes wearing jeans or slacks on some days a very miserable experience. Tailored shorts aren't professional enough for most workplaces, but they are a great alternative to skirts or dresses when you've got a casual luncheon to go to. Add a clutch and stiletto sandals to a metallic pair, like the ones above, and you could even get away with wearing them for an evening out.