Betcha never thought you could get a cute outfit out of a pair of shorts as high-waisted, pleated, printed and billowy as these, did ya? I was doubtful. But I knew these vintage shorts had potential.
First I added a belt (this one’s vintage) because cinching a billowy vintage piece often does the trick. But that clearly did not work so then I tried cuffing them. And because that didn’t work wither, I took them to the tailor, where I had them shortened and taken in a bit, though we left a little volume to allow for the pockets.
And then, after all that, I belted and cuffed them anyway.
I paired them with a turtleneck (because it’s cold out) and a rugged jacket because those floral shorts needed a bit of a roughing up.
And I added a vintage men’s Omega watch. Just because I love the thing.
[J. Crew jacket and turtleneck, vintage belt, shorts and Omega watch.]
P.P.S. Have a look at The Anthology’s latest Before and After transformations.