fashion FEATURED ITEM: High-waisted Shorts

Ahh, finally the weather is continuing to warm up and the snow is almost all gone! Yay, signs of warmer day are officially here! With warmer weather, comes less clothing, which is why I am stoked to introduce these beauties into your life: High-waisted gingham shorts! Let the your retro vibes take the stage with these super cute high-waisted shorts. Notice the lightweight fabrication, making them perfect for sunny days on the lake, or a girls night out on the town. Admire the classic gingham pattern, adding some pattern variation to your closet. If you’re not sure how to style these shorts, other than with a tee shirt, don’t worry, I have created 4 looks perfect for all of the Minnesota seasons, keeping you comfortable, stylish and of course showing you the value of these shorts! Maybe these shorts aren’t for you?! No worries, use these outfit ideas as inspiration on how you can rock your favorite pairs of shorts all year long. Happy Styling!

Look #1 Spring Into Style
Welcome spring by pairing these retro inspired shorts with a classic pair of converse sneakers, preferably high-tops, helping you stay true to the retro feel these shorts bring to your closet. Add a grunge vibe by tucking in a vintage graphic tee and layer with a sleek moto jacket, tying your entire look together. Feel free to complete the look by accessorizing with a matching black beanie and mini backpack.

Look #2 Summertime Sass
Add some feminine sass to your closet, by pairing these shorts with an elevated pair of heels or espadrilles, instantly adding glamour to your look. Tuck a crisp white shirt into your new shorts bringing a sleek look to your summer wardrobe. For the more adventurous fashionista, try pairing your new shorts with a floral or leopard print blouse! Accessorize with a classic pearl necklace or over-sized stud earrings, bringing sophistication with you everywhere you go!

Look #3 Falling In Love
As the weather starts to cool down, layers are the key to welcoming autumn. Get playful with your new shorts and transition these short into cooler weather by pairing them with thigh high boots, bringing a unique flare to your fall wardrobe. Tuck a cozy turtle-neck into the shorts and throw on an over-sized boyfriend cardigan, keeping you warm and stylish all season long. Now you’re ready to visit a pumpkin patch in style. In need of some extra warmth, throw on a scarf and top things off with a chic beret! Now you’re ready for a cup of pumpkin spice something!

Look #4 Baby It’s Cold Outside
I know it’s cold in the winter season, which is probably why you are wondering “how in the world do I style these shorts for winter?” Don’t worry, I have you covered! Layer these effortlessly chic shorts over a sleek pair of black tights and front tuck a chunky sweater adding plenty of warmth to a normally cold option! Throw on a pair of ankle booties and you’re ready to take on the winter!


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Meghanlee Phillips is the Editor-in-Chief of The Volk Magazine. With a passion for fashion, a love for writing and her lifestyle focused around mental health; she has been able to bring all three together to create the mid-western fashion/lifestyle magazine, The Volk. Keep up to date with her and her vibrant style by following @msmeghanlee (Instagram)