Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New Look's scallop-edge shorts

 PHOTOGRAPHS BY PHILL TAYLOR

I've realised shorts are my work staple. I wear them a lot. This pair from New Look in a fresh, orange-sorbet shade bridges the gap between spring and summer. Right now, the tights are a necessity, but when it gets warmer it's bare legs all the way (although maybe not in the office).

With the cute scallop edge and saccharine-sweet colour (right on trend with this season's pastels), these shorts could almost be mistaken for a pair of pretty French knickers. Thankfully, they're not made of silk and the sharp front pleat gives them a tailored edge.

The shorts come with a sash belt that you can tie in a bow. I've swapped it out for a less bulky one and tempered its girliness with a pair of brogues.

I had to admit, they do crease easily. But, at £17.99 they're excellent value. What's more, they come in delicious mint and lilac, too. So, what colour are you going to choose?

Here's the details of my outfit:
Uniqlo cardigan
Gap T-shirt
New Look shorts
Falke tights
French Connection brogues
Michael Kors watch

For more workwear ideas, check out the What ELLE Wears blog at ELLEuk.com.

6 comments:

  1. Nice shorts! I really need to get some scalloped ones, they're so flattering and cute :)

    http://girlinthelens.com/

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    1. Thanks girlinthelens!

      You should definitely get some. The scallop edge makes them the prettiest shorts around. That and the sweet pastel colour.

      Bargainista Fashionista x x x

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  2. Ah, I saw some similar ones in the Miss Selfridge sale (mustard colour) but the creasing potential put me off :(

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    1. Hi shipshapeandbristolfashion,

      The creasing is a little annoying but the scallop edging is so cute it makes up for it :)

      Go on, give them a go!

      Bargainista Fashionista x x x

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  3. I think that is the only thing that puts me off, the creasing!! But i love the colour, really girly and lovely with the grey tights too.

    Sal x

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    1. Hi Sal,

      Yes, grey is my answer to everything when black tights are too dark or too harsh.

      I really wanted a pair of scallop-edged shorts, especially in this colour, so I've tried to overlook the creasing issue. It does mean I'm reacquainted with my iron, too!

      Bargainista Fashionista x x x

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