Thrift + Style: White Shorts | Thriftanista in the City

6.17.2013

Thrift + Style: White Shorts

White shorts are complicated. They are not my friend. Yellow pants,  pink skirts, and other brights are more my style. Way too much drama with white. I have very few all white clothing and you will never see me at a white party dressed in all white.

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I bought a $3 pair of white shorts from the thrift because...I don't know. My fashion fickle was probably all over it last year. Perhaps, I was won over by the high waist. The shorter length gives me a faux height boost too.



If this is the trend for you, Thrift It:

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Whites overall can be tricky at the thrift store. Pit stains and the over bleaching tinge run rampant. Inspect white thoroughly under a light.

You definitely want to try on white shorts in the store. White isn't a very forgiving color. Black can be slimming and white...is not.

Look for thicker fabrics like canvas or denim so that your undergarments don't show.

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Linen and / or silk white shorts that have be dry cleaned may not be more bang for your buck if you live in Chicago have short summers.

Stay away from front pleated white shorts unless you are a pro and they align with your vision.

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You found your perfect pair? What do you do now? Style It:

Don't wear all white. If your outfit is all white, pair with a nude or natural colored shoe if you're going for an "all white" look.

When in doubt, wear black.

how to wear white shorts

White pretty much matches everything. Go wild! Wear bright colors.

When styling shorts, consider the length of your shorts when choosing a top. If you're wearing short shorts, a longer top ain't a bad thing. Pair a midriff bearing top with knee length shorts. (I can't condone wearing bra tops though).

Short suits are trending right now and a white blazer would look hot with white shorts!

how to style white shorts
THRIFT tunic - Dockers high waist white shorts - Toms floral espadrille wedges - Foster Grant sunnies - silver tone bangles GIFT hair tie bangle - Stella + Dot bangles

Do you wear white shorts? How do you wear them?

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In other news, the Toms wedges were like new and are from a recent thrift shoe haul, see the rest on Instagram.

Linking up with the lovely ladies of Monday Mingle,  Thrifters Anonymous, and What I Wore Wednesday.

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11 comments

nicole said...

This was spot on. I've been looking for white shorts for the summer. They gotta be a shorter length for me too....I'm short like you and shorter shorts make my legs look a little longer.

Tori D. said...

Cute gul! I need to find some shorts for the summer!

14th Street Vintage said...

Love that shirt.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Those shoes are too fabulous lady!

Fashion Pad said...

I own 1 pair of white shorts. They are jeans by Hudson and they fit my curves fabulously (loose fit in the thigh....room in the caboose). I usually pair them with a flowy top for a casual style or a blazer for a more polished look.

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

love the shoes too! Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Raijean of Swa-Rai.com said...

This out is too cute!! Get it girl!

Real College Student of Atlanta said...

love those shorts on you!!

Head to Toe Chic said...

i'm in love with your pretty blue top!!

xo,
Angela

Anonymous said...

Perfect - you got it right...I can't wear all white either just because the thought of running into dirt frightens me - lol.

Nikkipooh said...

I thrifted white shorts and pink, but I live in the white this summer. I wear white graphic tees with black letters, green and white tanks, purple and white, anything with color, but never white on white and I pair them with my favorite summer Aztec print shoes!

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