The night before Santacon as I perused Urban Outfitters looking for some festive pieces to sport while I apartment and bar hopped my way through lower Manahattan, I stumbled upon a pair of velvet shorts and a pair of bottoms that could best be described as a "flappers paradise" with 360 degree fringe detail. Full on pants party, to say the least. Read: I got the black velvet instead.
It got me thinking that we shouldn't only save these fun festive shorts to match your
ugly Christmas sweater-vest, but instead we should most definitely wear them to carry us through these cold winter months we have ahead. You can get a lot more mileage out of these than you think!
Tip: Pair with tights, oversized button-down, and mary jane pumps.
Editor's Picks: Winter Shorts
1. Velvet Shorts
|Frenchi Pleat Velvet Shorts|
Slip into a pair of soft velvet shorts and you will immediately dress up any shirt. Unfortunately the pair I got from Urban Outfitters is sold out, but these pair found in the Nordstrom Juniors section are inexpensive and pull off the same look.
2. Leather Shorts
|Free People Leather Shorts|
You Miss, are one badass. With diagonal zipper detail, these shorts can be worn all-year round. Wear with a concert tee and sport in the summer.
3. Sweater Shorts
|Free People Sweater Shorts|
Perfect for lounging or a casual daytime look. The colorful band detail is like a built in belt, but a lot more attractive!