Shorts, I don't know, about you, but I find them dodgy by all means. They are one item that I cannot seem to get my head around..should be fairly simple..they are like trousers, but..um..short.. I cannot wear them. I have tried but it just does not work. I see people all the time wearing little denim cut - offs with an envious 'couldn't care less' attitude (see Giorgia Jagger above, ID winter edition 2009), especially cool with a fittingly sloppy wool jumper, preferably found rummaging among Dad's old things, yet somehow it is a look I fail to successfully recreate.
Perhaps, it has to do with my aversion to appearing season - confused..let me explain, it irks me immensely when I see people wearing little dainty summer shoes and blazers, whereas I am wrapped up in scarfs and boots...'shorts are for the sun and seaside, not for trudging through the all types of weather that an average day in college involves ' says the little niggling voice in my head. On the other hand, perhaps, it is something merely to do with shorts and there sometimes questionable length. Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with short hemlines, but like how I feel with jeans (I feel way more self - conscious in jeans, than I do in a skirt), maybe, my subconscious thinks them too much for me personally.
Indeed, it is all in the length. The new trendier length of mid - thigh is something I would be definitely willing to try out and as for those fluid, floral shorts at Topshop (above), why yes, of course. Denim cutoffs, I think, will just have to remain for the time being an item I admire only on others - there is no point forcing it.