There is no better way to show off those gorgeous legs than with a pair of cutoff shorts. Indeed, there is no doubt about how casual and comfortable cutoff shorts are. But if you aren’t careful, frayed-hem denim shorts can skew too provocative and end up unflattering. You have to strike the right balance so you’ll look chic in even the ragged and comfiest cut-offs.
Sophisticated accessories can instantly dress up your casual cutoff shorts. Think of chic sunglasses, structured bags, silk scarves, cute hats, belts, gladiator sandals, boots, and even jewelry that can spice up your laid-back looks. You may tuck in your top to show off a small waist or polish your looks with a stylish belt to add elegance to your outfit. Sleek but subdued jewelry like pearls and stone jewelry are safer bets than glittery pieces. If you’re not into jewelry, finish your look with a sleek scarf or a modish hat in a seasonally appropriate fabric. Just stay away from bandanas, beanies, or baseball caps which look more casual than dressed up. For your footwear, you may opt for chunky leather heels or wedges over skinny or sparkly high heels or ballet flats and jeweled flat sandals over sneakers to dress up your cutoff shorts. Tall boots look out of balance and too provocative with short cut-off shorts so go for mid-heel or flat booties, but not knee-high boots.
Pick some chic and sophisticated top to match with your too casual shorts. A crisp button-down, chiffon blouse, off-shoulder top, halter tops, light sweater, flowy blouse and such will keep you chic without looking overdone. Just look for feminine details like lace, ruffles, sexy trims, plunging necklines, and form-hugging silhouettes. You may even wear a matching pair of shoes with your feminine top. For instance, if you’re wearing a navy blue button-down shirt, you may go for a pair of navy blue classic pumps to keep everything balanced but chic.
If you’re really a denim-and-shirt kind of girl, you can still make your look sophisticated and chic by throwing on a structured blazer on your too casual attire. You may keep it classic by sticking to neutral shades like black, white, brown, cream, gray, or classic colors like blue, red, purple, and such. You may punch some neon vibe to your looks by opting for bright colors like yellow, hot pink, cobalt blue, lime green and such. For a classic statement, go for trench coats or chesterfield coats to pair with your casual cutoff shorts.
Add some edgy vibe to your casual-chic looks with a leather jacket. It’s better to get some chic top beneath your jacket to keep it sophisticated and polished. You may go for cropped styles to show off your slender waist. Also, unzipped leather jackets give the illusion of a slimmer figure with the help of side panels trimming your figure in a vertical line.
Bring some interest to your looks with patterns and prints. Go for printed tops like a striped blazer, checkered button-down shirt, polka dots blouse and such. Classic prints and patterns always give you that sophisticated and polished touch no matter how you wear them. Just stay away from funky prints and other distressing patterns as they’ll only take the sophistication away from you. Be creative and artistic on channeling your laid-back and casual vibe in a polished and sophisticated way.