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How To Wear Shorts In Winter

Don’t let the seasons dictate your wardrobe. This Autumn/Winter, we’re championing the traditionally unseasonal short. Seen strutting down the AW14 catwalks of Chloé, Carven and Paul & Joe, shorts can be easily transitioned into the colder months. Read on for our tips on the trend, plus scroll through the gallery above to see our favourite winter shorts looks.

Start with the basics
Choose shorts in woollen and heavyweight fabrics for winter to tackle the drop in temperature. Leather too, while not so appropriate during the warmer months, will prove ideal for the winter season. Also opt for longer lengths; shorts that hit the knee or just above are best. Not only will they provide a little extra warmth, but they will offer a slightly smarter approach.

Layer Up
Balance your proportions with a high neck top; a polo neck sweater or pussy bow blouse will contradict a shorter hemline. If your shorts are high-waisted, then tuck tops inside for a flattering finish. Alternatively, play on their masculine beginnings by teaming a tailored pair with a crisp cotton shirt. Opt for oversized outerwear such as a plush fur or a blanket coat that billows around the knees.

Finish on the right foot
While tights may be the obvious choice, this season’s selection of knee-high and over-the-knee boots will work perfectly with winter shorts. Paul & Joe and Carven gave lessons in how it’s done on the AW14 catwalk. Heels, point-toe pumps in particular, will lengthen legs, meanwhile, and transform shorts into a chic choice for work and after-dark.

Shop our pick of winter-worthy shorts below.

Brave seasonal downpours with our Wet Weather Essentials edit.

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