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Sunday, April 8, 2007

Summer Staples: Short Shorts

With so many women wearing tanks, halters and tube tops in the Philippines in this summer heat, it's very refreshing to see ladies in shorts paired with flowy tunic tops, jersey blouses and tees. Strut your stuff in these combinations which are both classy and cool.

Here are some ideas on how to wear the hottest little things for the summer:

Pair a logo tee like this Bayo "Let's Rock Manila" shirt with cargo shorts for a sporty-rocker look. Go casual with slippers or sneakers and a backpack or a tote. Dress it up with gold or bronze heels or ballet flats with a matching purse.

Make a splash at a beach party with these twill shorts from Bayo. Its bright color even permits you to wear dark colors such as chocolate brown and black on top.

Take this yellow knitted boxy top from Marni's Room and denim shorts from day to night. Kamiseta has great denim shorts with embroidered details on the back pockets that add a little more color and spunk.

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You can even wear your long-sleeved tops with shorts during the summer, provided that they have thin fabrics and are light-colored. This long-sleeved ruched cotton top from Yellow, paired with white shorts, is a perfect date outfit. For an even cleaner look, use a white bag and flats for day, or silver metallic heels with a matching purse for night.

I'm not saying that you should throw away your halters and tube tops. These are just hot new alternatives for your summer wardrobe that are a lot less predictable than the tank top.

The CityLifeStylist

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