More and more I find myself loving a good pair of structured shorts instead of ones that are distressed. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older and therefore I am becoming an “adult” or maybe it’s because they remind me more of menswear and classic lines. Who knows, maybe it’s a mix of the two? Whatever the case may be I find that structured shorts offer a unique opportunity to really play up more risky tops. This crop top isn’t as risky as it could be, but it gives a good example of what I mean. Shorts that have more structure to them allow you to be more playful with your tops so you can get away with showing some skin or wearing something that is lacy and fun. Items of clothing that have more structure to them and lean towards a more classic look create the opportunity to play up the difference between structure and casual.
Here I have a sportswear like crop top from Forever21 paired next to structured “mature” shorts from Zara. I think they are really fun together and create a little more complexity to your look.
Let me know what you think!