STYLING DENIM SHORTS | PART ONE

Ahh the humble denim short – it’s changed quite a lot over the years hasn’t it? Truth be told it never really needed to, and a good old vintage pair of 501’s has my heart forever. I’m a fan of a frayed edge, and nothing too butt cheeky if you get my drift – I could go on to turn this into a joke but I’ll spare you my bad humour…

I head to Glastonbury next Wednesday (getting v excited), so thought what better time to give you a little insight into my festival wardrobe and the kind of pieces I’ll be taking with me! I’m all about comfort, simplicity, and minimal effort when it comes to camping – denim shorts are such a staple in my summer wardrobe, and happen to look great with a pair of wellies! This is the first of two different looks that I’ve been reaching for when the sun rays have been beaming down in full force, making my usual high waisted jean scenario seem like some mild level of torture…

What better print is there for summer other than gingham? It adds an instant summery pick me up to any outfit, and can look really chic or playful depending on the type of print you choose. I love this little Topshop blouse that I picked up a few months ago now, I find that’s it’s a really flattering shape on me, and it’s nice and breezy for those hot sticky Summer days. The little arm ties are the best part – they just add that sweet little edge to the tough denim shorts. It’s that contrast that makes denim shorts so fun to style, there are literally endless outfit options once you find a pair that’s right for you.

Complete with my favourite basket bag and a pair of ankle tie espadrilles, it’s one of my favourite summer looks so far. I love how these wedges add a bit of height and make me feel much more confident baring my legs. The ankle tie is so flattering, and they are surprisingly comfortable to walk around in all day! Would definitely recommend them if like me, you find heels a bit of a chore and tend to resemble Quasimodo rather than anything remotely graceful – I’ll leave you with that wonderful image…

Alice x


Photography by Adriana

Top – Topshop (sold out) | Shorts – Vintage Levi | Shoes – Viscata | Bag – Ellen And James

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