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Shorts for all

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on Sunday, 20 May 2012

Fingers crossed temperatures are starting to soar and we'll soon be waving goodbye to our rain macs and Hunter wellies.

Shorts were seen all over the catwalks for Spring/Summer ’12 with the likes of D&G, Peter Pilotto and Mary Katrantzou mismatching prints for a playful, vibrant look. Alternatively, if you prefer a more subtle take on the trend opt for a clean, classic look as seen at Anna Sui and Erdem.

Don’t shy away from shorts if you are no longer in your 20s, there are plenty of options to suit all ages on the high street. Embrace the flower power trend with these fashion-forward short shorts by Zara (pictured below). This style is more suited to the younger lady and a stunning floral print is sure to get you noticed this season. Carry off a casual day time look by dressing with a plain shirt and flat shoes for a relaxed, yet stylish outfit. Alternatively, for those gutsy fashionistas pair your print shorts with a mismatching print top for a flamboyant fashion statement!

Zaea shorts

Pastel prints have swamped the high street this season and they are set to stay throughout summer. Grab yourself a pair of these gorgeous Oasis shorts (pictured below) with scallop hem and pair them with a sheer chiffon blouse for a ladylike look. These shorts will suit all skin tones and ages and the wide cut will really slim legs for a flattering shape. 

Oasis shorts

Colour blocking is sticking around this summer and allows you to inject some personality into your outfit, whilst using it to flatter your figure. If you are a more mature lady, or feel that you have a larger bottom and hips opt for a neutral shade of shorts and pair with a bright bold top to enhance your best asserts and draw attention away from your bottom half. These loose fit tipped shorts from Warehouse (pictured below) will flatter your legs and bottom and are sure to be a staple item all season long. The neutral colour will allow you to mix and match with a variety of different tops for a multitude of stylish summer looks. Alternatively these come in a coral shade for a bold, eye-catching outfit. 

Warehouse shorts

If you feel that itsy bitsy shorts aren’t for you, then choose a slightly longer pair to flatter your pins. The gorgeous indigo blue shorts from Reiss (pictured below) will nip you in at the waist to give the impression of an enviable hourglass figure. These shorts are perfect for the office as the longer length is office-appropriate whilst earning you series fashion points. Alternatively, dress them up in the evening with a gorgeous chiffon blouse, blazer and heels for a super stylish look.

Reiss shorts

Nicky Hambleton-Jones, The Make-Over Queen & Founder of NHJ Style www.nhjstyle.com

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