Thrifty Threads – Fall Shorts

Posted On Friday, November 12th, 2010
Filed Under: Looking FLY on a Dime, Thrifty Threads 365

Last night I attended the 5th anniversary celebration for the entertainment blog Concrete Loop and I wanted to try a different look. I’ve seen a few women rock the shorts and tights look, but I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off. But if I can wear a skirt and leggings or tights, why can’t I do the same with shorts?

I decided to whip out my favorite pair of shorts from summer and I went with it. The cotton material made them a great transitional piece for the chilly NYC weather. I was going to stick with a basic pair of opaque black tights, but I remembered I had a sparkly pair from Hue.

I kept the rest of the look pretty simple: lavender top and statement necklace to compliment, but not exactly match the deep purple pumps and a purse large enough to fit a pair of flats in!

I wanted a thin belt to break up the look and give my waist a bit of definition. And instead of going with bangles {which I usually do} I slipped on my favorite ring. The two-finger style gives it a bit of edge but the floral design is still girly.

Breakdown:
Shirt: Banana Republic, thrifted for $1
Shorts: Banana Republic, thrifted for $1
Belt: thrifted for $1
Leggings: Hue, $5
Shoes: Paris Hilton, $49 via TJ Maxx
Necklace: LOFT, courtesy of LOFT
Ring: Urban Outfitters, $5
Purse: DSW, $45

Week 10 of my Thrifty Threads 365 challenge (a full year where I only buy second-hand clothing) is down. Only 42 more weeks to go!

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7 thoughts on “Thrifty Threads – Fall Shorts

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  2. I liked the concept but overall, this look just did not come together. Why was there tortoiseshell, gold jewelry, silver sparkly tights..it just jumped around with nothing to tie it together or ground it. Also shorts with tights is always done best with the monochromatic look..Black shorts then black ribbed tights or tweed shorts, then flat black tights.

    • The bracelet, belt and tights all had gold accents, that’s why I paired them. I can’t really say that shorts and tights have to be monochromatic…or at least not for me. I didn’t want to go for something that was too simple or safe. And I loved the look, so I rocked it 🙂

  3. the shorts look great. i love shorts as an evening option, and you can easily dress them up with all kinds of textured and patterned tights…just as you have with your sparkly ones.

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