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23 Jun 2015 by Shumaila Khalid

Shorts: formal to casual

Here we are, yet again struck by the soaring heat of the desert with temperatures rising above 40 degrees. But there has to be no compromise in keeping up to date with latest trends and styles. Moreover, fashion is exciting and fun in the summer where you can experiment with colors, prints and fabrics. In this post, we are not just going to show you how to transform an outfit from formal to casual but also how you can mix different prints together, creating perfect harmony.

While we've always been smitten with cute skirts and flowy dresses for hot temperatures, we also love the fact that stylish shorts have reemerged on the scene. Incorporating shorts into dressed-up looks is a fairly recent stylistic innovation, and many people still balk. If you conceptualise shorts as casual items only, that’s just fine. But if you’re interested in learning how to craft dressy shorts looks, read on!


You can successfully put together a very chic, stylish, formal outfit by merely combining your shorts with a formal blouse and an oversized blazer. But we have also experimented by combining two of our favorite prints, stripes and polka dots!

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However, the only rule is to create harmony among prints and colors. Stripes can be combined very easily with almost any kind of print but make sure one print is an accent and the other a complement. Regarding the colours, it is important to keep them coordinated in such a way that they do not intercede with the prints and also they belong to the same colour scheme. For this outfit, we have tried to keep it simple in monochrome, including our signature handbag.

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Next, we have effortlessly reconstructed the outfit to give a casual look by barely changing the formal blouse to a sequin-detailed loose fitted blouse and pairing it with trendy denim sleeveless jacket for those informal evening hangouts with friends.

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Ultimately, always remember to leave an ever-lasting impression by completing the outfit with exclusive accessories and shoes.

Beat the heat with this contemporary sassy look!


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