About a week into spring, it's a good bet that balmy weather will soon be upon us -- and with it, an influx of women of all ages eager to show some skin.
What better way to flaunt your toned, tan stems than in a pair of flirty shorts? Whether it's a knicker-grazing pair of hot pants, party-ready high-waist sequin shorts or a pair of denim cutoffs, celebrities such as Selena Gomez and Michelle Williams have already been spotted sporting all varieties of this hot spring trend.
At the recent Maiyet ready-to-wear launch celebration at Barneys New York, "Pan Am" leading lady Christina Ricci wore a pair of the label's hand-loomed Tanchoi orange shorts. She looked sexy in the short cut, but the lush fabric added a sense of refinement. She kept her look structured by pairing the shorts with a plain black blouse, also by Maiyet, a long necklace and strappy wedges.
Ricci's colored, textured shorts would be a versatile addition to any spring wardrobe. For a similar pair, snag the Motel Lolly lace short from Revolveclothing.com for $70, floral lace shorts for $19.80 from Forever21.com, the Shakuhachi mixed borders silk short from Urbanoutfitters.com for $130 or the more subtle embroidery and lace shorts from Zara.com for $49.90.
Pair your shorts with a plain black blouse such as the Marc by Marc Jacobs Cass short-sleeve blouse from Shopbop.com for $49 and add strappy wedges. Try the Kenneth Cole Sole My Heart wedges from Macys.com for $85 or the DV by Dolce Vita Jude wedges, also from Macys.com, for $89.
Accessorize with a long chain necklace with a tassel charm such as the tassel chain necklace from Forever21.com for $7.80 or for a more classic look, get the Tasha long multichain necklace from Nordstrom.com for $38. These necklaces will prove lasting investments, perfect to dress up a plain tee or add a little sparkle to a long maxi dress.