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3 Tips to Style Shorts from the Shores of Laguna Beach

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There’s a short-shorts phenomenon sweeping the nation. From the Polo Fields of Coachella to women’s thigh’s all over the country and beyond; this style has been aptly named by my brother and his buddies ‘The Summer of Full Diapy.’  Super short Levi’s cut-offs baggy in back with cheeks exposed.

I wore a longer pair of jade green shorts with Espadrilles at Laguna Beach a few days ago. While they’re certainly not festival flirt status, here’s 3 ways to style a non-cutoff pair of cotton shorts…


The Scene ~ Laguna Beach, California


1. Try Colorful Shorts ~ Rather than the classic denim pair, try colored denim, or any nautical inspired pair like these from Forever21.


2. Pair them with Classics ~ It’s not always easy making shorts look a bit more ‘dressed up’ so swap out a tank for a collared shirt tied at the waist.


3. Heels, Wedges or Flats? ~ If you want to elongate your legs, instead of nude heels, go for neutral wedges which are more appropriate and casual with shorts.


Summer Diet Sidenote ~ My fiancé just taught me a diet trick at Starbucks. Instead of my usual Caramel Frappuccino, he recommended an iced Americano with room for a bit of milk and sugar. It’s less than half the calories of my old fave.


<DETAILS by Dale> jade shorts ~ Forever21, wedges ~ MANGO, prayer bracelets c/o ~ 33Knots, denim bag c/o ~ AGJeanstop ~ Ralph Lauren

Do you prefer shorts, dresses or skirts in the summer? 


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  1. Beautiful photos, and I love your outfit.

  2. Kim of A Very Sweet Blog says:

    Short shorts and skirts are in style. Love the blue and green Dale. HaHa Your fiancé is a conscientious calorie counter. I need one of those!

  3. Those are fantastic shorts, and a really cute outfit! Also, the shorts you describe early on sound awful…super short shorts can be great, but saggy? …yeah, I don’t understand how or why that would be worn.


  4. Great tips…you look so good in those shorts! seriously, I love how you have styled them.

  5. Veronica Giomini says:
  6. Super cute!! I don’t think I’ll be doing an butt-hanging out kind of shorts, but definitely wearing some like you!! love the color too!

    and I so am going to try that diet tip! I LOVE frapuccinos too so it will be totally up my alley!


  7. Hahaha I really LOL at the diaper line! It’s so bloody true, I can’t seem to find anything that’s gonna cover my ho-ha up! Maybe it’s my old age now but I think a pair like yours is much more sexier AND flattering than those where ones butt cheeks are exposed!

    That’s my two cents anyway! Have a great weekend darling,

  8. You look great in this green shorts! I would vote for wedges with shorts! Long legs it is! =D

    Well, for someone who comes from a hot country all year round, I guess I’ve got use to all 3 items. For work days, I’d go for dresses. For weekends and just coffee with friends, I’ll do the shorts and if I’m going out for a date, I guess skirts would be my choice. Sometimes when I get lazy to do the mix & match, dress it is!! =D

  9. ileanamarcel says:

    Another cute look Dale! Crisp and perfect for SoCal weather. I hoped you had fun in Laguna….I suggest you try Sweet and Saucy Bakery Shop next time, if you haven’t already. It’s the cutest chicest bakery located on pacific coast highway. I got my wedding cake from them.


  10. You look so gorgeous, Dale! Loving your shorts, bracelets and earrings – so chic! <3

  11. cute outfit! love the short. summer is here! xx




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