Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Who Wears Short Shorts?
There comes a time in a girl’s life when she has nothing to wear. Ok, so there there are many times. It’s never because a girl has lack of clothing as many a man’s problem, it’s just that they don’t have the right clothing.
Sometimes it’s because every piece of clothing she owns looks dated, like those oh-so-cute True Religion ripped jeans that look worse than a pair of Paris Blues right now. Sometimes it’s because she had one too many Skinny Bitches and nothing fits (ah, the irony). Or sometimes it’s just that time of year when it’s time for a new fall season’s wardrobe but it’s just too damn hot to buy anything that’s not made of linen, cotton or lycra.
That time would be now. It’s August and fall is just around the corner, not that anyone would know it in this blistering heat. The stores are stocked with fall/winter’s latest delivery but no one’s buying. How could they when they get heat exhaustion trying to hail a cab? (Not the heat exhaustion a la Lohan or Richie but the real king that sends you crashing to the pavement.)
Not to fret. The fashion gods have taken pity on our misery and bestowed a gift on its hopefuls. Wool shorts. Ok, ok, it may be too hot right now, but come late-August and you can’t even look at your mini bubble dress, you’ll thank me.
Wool shorts are the hottest new thing since leggings. You can wear them in warm weather bare-legged with a pair of flip flops or platforms and come winter, throw on a pair of knit leggings, a sweater and combat boots (as pictured) and you are good to go! It’s all about recycling this year.
My favorite shorts are by Vince (the basics master) – tailored to perfection and not an ounce of hooch but both Daryl K and editor-fave Phillip Lim make a mean pair as well.
Final Word: A tailoring tip, always go baggy. It compliments a snugly fit sweater or tee and there’s nothing worse than too tight shorts. Come to think of it, there’s nothing worse than too tight anything. Vince corduroy shorts available at shopbop.com and Intermix.