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November 7, 2011

Outfit post: Chocolate houndstooth

Blouse: Romeo and Juliet Couture (similar), Shorts: Forever 21, Booties: ASOS, Tights: Hue (similar), Purse: Aldo, Cuff: Loehmann's (similar), Bracelet: H&M (similar), Watch: Vernier via Loehmann's

I wore this outfit to the Refinery29 launch party last week and am pretty sure I need more dress shorts STAT.

Until now, I had stayed away from them for really dumb reasons. But after stumbling upon these a couple weeks ago, I've become a believer. I'm also convinced that, when paired with the right pieces, dress shorts can really be such a versatile wardrobe staple. Sometimes you just get sick of wearing skirts. Or at least I do. And these will definitely be a welcome reprieve for when I'm feeling like I want to change it up.

I think my one rule when it comes to these, though, is that tights are a must. At least if you plan on rocking them in an office environment. Where I work doesn't require suits on a daily basis, but you're still expected to dress respectably and, ya know, not in sweatpants or something. I think I'd feel a bit too casual without tights. Plus, it's getting cold out, so bare legs aren't an option for me.

What are your thoughts on dress shorts?

Here's to a great week, lovely readers!

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  1. I love the dress shorts trend! Comfort of shorts + comfort of tights + polished = perfection! I like that you paired yours with brown tights. Brown tights don't get nearly enough love!

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  3. I love shorts year round-- I find them more flattering in many ways than bodycon skirts and I think when paired with tights (like you did) they can work in almost any situation!

    La Petite Marmoset

  4. i too am addicted to them...wore some to work the other day...i wasn't sure i'd made the right choice, until i was getting compliment after compliment! lol

  5. Love your look and I bought the same style purse from Aldo but it was all leopard. Those booties are a nice touch and complete the outfit.

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  6. Awww man ALISON!!! Those shorts are SHARP girl! I can't believe they are F21. I never see that kind of stuff on their site. AMAZING! I love chocolate houndstooth better than black houndstooth. LOVING YOUR BAG! So sharp! Great outfit post! :D


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