Shorts are a hot summer-time wardrobe staple that have come from being tomboyish casual wear to sexy formal wear in the last few years. From high waisted neutrals to fun floral print shorts, the style's come a long way since the days of denim cut-offs.
But the real style innovation in shorts, from the catwalk down, is wearing shorts in winter. The look is sophisticated, sexy and daring, and gives you more options for your winter wardrobe.
The easiest way to rock winter shorts is to wear them as you would in summer, and just add tights. With updated trends in brightly coloured tights, this style gives you endless options and a lot of variety to work with – you could colour block shorts and tights, wear matching shades or wear slightly lighter tights to go with darker shorts. The look suits most shoe styles (including wedge heels, if you're not afraid to experiment!) and keeps you warm (not to mention creating that sheer, smooth leg line) while allowing you to wear shorts.
Tights are a great option for those short shorts you may have been apprehensive about before – wear them over tights for a look that's sleek and hot without being too revealing!
To add a little texture, wearing thick, knitted tights with a sleek pair of shorts and ankle boots, paired with a light knit or cashmere top and complete with a blazer and scarf for a chic city look that's daring but warm. You can even rock your summer playsuits, with tights and a long sleeved tee underneath, complete with a tailored blazer.
Or keep your summer style going by layering light tops with a long sleeved cardigan, for a look that's warm but slightly more airy, with shorts paired with sheer tights and a pair of ballet pumps.
There's no reason to ditch your shorts this winter, just update them for winter style that sizzles and transcends the season.