Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Shorts and flats?

Let me start off by saying that I am not a shorts girl, at all. The only shorts I wear are Norts (Nike shorts) during the summer, when I'm nannying or hanging out, the rest of the time, you'll find me in dresses. However, I was recently persuaded to buy a few pairs of chinos from J. Crew, and I've been coming up with outfits ever since! 
One pair is black, and I'm thinking about transitioning them into early fall (since it will still be so hot in the South), but I've been wondering, do you think you can pair shorts with flats? I'd love to pair the black pair with some of my favorite flats, but I've never tried the shorts/flats combo before.

Here are some celebs sporting the trend:
Kourtney Kardashian
Carrie Underwood
Rachel Bilson 

And here's Polyvore of possible outfits I made:

Do y'all pair shorts and flats? What do you think of the combo, and would you ever wear it? Have a wonderful Wednesday, don't forget to enter my giveaway!
Miss Southern Prep

25 comments:

  1. I kind of like this look...but it is so hot here that I don't want to wear anything but flip flops!

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  2. I wear shorts with flats all the time :) I see nothing wrong with any of these outfits!! I prefer flats over flip flops when I'm walking around a lot, but I too live in the south so shorts are necessary most of the year!

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  3. I used to wear chinos with flats all the time on campus! It's a perfect combo for those transition months.

    I usually went with a nude flat if the outfit was bold or a bold flat (like a leopard) if I was feel outgoing and fun!

    It's sweet and feminine and we all love to feel that way :)

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  4. I'm just like you! I boycotted shorts for years until recently when I very randomly bought a pair off the sale rack at Banana Republic. It was so out of character for me since I too, am usually found in dresses or skirts. I think you can totally rock this look into the fall. People pair long sleeve shirts with shorts so why not embrace the flats too? I think it would look great!
    Cheers,
    Sara
    www.SocialSara.net

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  5. I only just started wearing shorts (Jcrew chinos too- and they are nearly as long as my fingertips) this summer. I've never thought about flats but I think the photos are all really cute. You should totally go for it!

    How funny to realize that many of us are all dresses all the time in the summer.

    KK

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  6. It's cute- I don't wear too many flats- it's normally sandals or slip flops or some kind of boat shoe with my shorts, but maybe I will try it.

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  7. I like it! I'm not much of a heels girl though, so I'm good with flats and anything.

    xo, Emily
    bluedogbelle.blogspot.com

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  8. Love the shorts and flats! I didn't ever think about wearing flats with my shorts until recently - but it gives the outfit a little bit more of a "fall" feel.

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  9. I need those pink scalloped shorts in the collage! Too Cute!

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  10. I think flats and shorts look really cute together. And I love those scalloped shorts!!!

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  11. Love the scalloped shorts and the sparkly flats!

    xoxo

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  12. It's so weird you mentioned the J.Crew chinos! I ordered a pair in peach and LOVE them. They just came in today. I think flats work with shorts if the top is not too casual.

    And you're so welcome for the follow! I love your stuff!

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  13. Shorts and flats are very much a california thing. I rarely wear shorts (always skirts or dresses) so I don't do it often. But I love the look.

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  14. Hey if you have the legs/bod for it..go for it. Love the scalloping on the shorts, very chic. I like flats a lot better with shorts than when I see someone in heels and shorts, think it looks kind of tacky. All the looks above look great!

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  15. I never wear shorts, but I think it's a go! I often wear flats with capris/crops, and I've noticed it makes me look shorter. I'm tall enough I can handle it (this is why I wear flats in the first place), but I don't know if that's an issue with for you!

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  16. I think flats dress up shorts a bit. Cute combination.

    Rosemary

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  17. I wear shorts and flats all the time! I refuse to wear flip flips in public and i'm not a huge fan of sandals, so it's either flats or wedges with shorts for me! I am OBSESSED with those pink scalloped shorts - must have them!!!

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  18. The scalloped shorts are TO DIE FOR!!

    I'm from New England but I wear shorts and flats a lot. I know a lot of people from the South (around Flordia, Texas) who often wear shorts and flats as well :)

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  19. I do shorts with flats ALL the time! It's perfect for when it's still warm out, but you want to look a bit nicer than wearing flip flops or sandals. XO
    http://southboundbelle.blogspot.com

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  20. I use to wear them...then stopped and this summer started again, since I spend so much time outside with the wee one. I LOVE shorts with flats. I think it's a great look.

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  21. I wear shorts with flats all the time..... they are so much more comfortable than heels. I prefer a ballet type shoe with shorts. Love your polyvore looks.

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  22. Great looks! I wear shorts a lot at school in the Spring and in the Summer but my only issue with them is they get very wrinkly and it irritates me hahaha! I also think shorts and wedges can be a great going option though!

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  23. i wear shorts with TOMS, so I guess that's close enough? haha

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Thanks for the sweet comments, y'all!