Holiday outfit: one short two outfits

Frequent readers of this blog will know I am currently away in Seoul South Korea for a much-needed break. Though I enjoy at least one weekend abroad, I do not consider that resting because I am out and about exploring the foreign land.

one short two outfits

The weather in Korea is amazing with a few bounty’s of rain here and there but it is still hot enough for me to rock shorts 90% of the time, which is what I have been doing and I thought I share one of my frequent outfits to rock with one pair of shorts.

Korean women (90%) in general love to wear cute outfits and that’s made even more worse cute by the fact that most men here want their women looking ‘cute’ and I am sorry but I think I have passed the ‘cute’ phase and now I want sophistication without trying too much, pretty without being described as cute. After saying all that I still wanted to give the ‘cute’ look a try and I will say it did raise a few eyebrows which was funny to me but being a foreigner here it opens your eyes to so many things and not all pleasant.

When considering shorts as an outfit, you have to think about your comfortability, how short or long you want the shorts to be;  high-waisted or normal waist. I have long legs so for me personally the shorter the shorts the better but I also have a big sizable tummy for my 5’7 frame. I get away with a lot when I wear high-waisted shorts as they hide a lot of the tummy. Many would advice you that if you have short legs then daisy duke shorts are your best friend to make your legs look longer but I believe this only works if you’re on the skinny side than not. For most, wearing shorts which are mid-thigh length is a good way to show off your legs and your structure. For some if the shorts are high-waisted too, it makes it even better but I say go with what fear comfortable and works for you.

For those like me with sizable tummies, think about what kind of tops you want to rock with the outfit. If your mid-section is not too big sizable them wear your high-waisted shorts with a crop top, for me this works because I also have ample chest (E cup). Crop tops on me makes people look at my chest more than my mid section and that is always the idea for me; keep them looking at the chest and away from the mid-section. If you do not however have an ample chest then wear a bodysuit with your high wasted shorts. For those with flat ironed mid-sections, crop tops are your best friend so show off that flat-iron bed.

When thinking about what type of shoes to wear then think no further than snickers or flat sandals, I think if you have a mile long legs like me then snickers are indeed your best buddies but you can also rock sandals as not everyone likes to have their feet cooped up inside the shoes when the weather is begging for some foot shine.

How do you dress your shorts? Do you have a favourite pair of your go to shorts?

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  • Hi Miranda,

    I know what you mean about Korean fashion! I hope you have a great time nonetheless. As for shorts, I like seeing them nicely styled on someone else except me. If any, I wear them only at home!

    Zaria

    • Hi Zaria, I had an amazing time thanks and yes Korean fashion does leave something to be desired lol

  • I just had my trip in seoul, south korea and had amazed how they are so keen on fashion. Hehe. I love your fashion choices..

    • Hahahaha I know right, it’s crazy but it’s fun being in Korea

  • Enjoy your holiday!! I Love your outfits and tips too!!

  • What a fabulous outfit. I love the way you have styled both options. I will also be getting my daughters to read this as they are off to South Korea in 3 weeks time

    • Thanks Tanya, I hope your daughters have fun as Korea is awesome with the right group of people lol

  • I actually had to buy a pair of shorts the other day for when going to the physio. I burn really easily so tend to wear linen cropped trousers in the heat!

    • Awww bless I can’t even imagine

  • Wow Korea! Wish you a lovely break.
    Re shorts – I don’t wear shorts unless I am somewhere really hot and heading to the beach. x

    • I wear them whenever I can and more especially in bed and when weather is hot

  • I haven’t owned a pair of shorts in 15 years! Don’t think I could look ‘cute’ even if I tried. Perhaps Korea isn’t the place for me, but it sounds like you’re having a great time!

    • Hahahaha I am sure you can rock the shorts and we will both stay away from ‘cute’.

  • Go and enjoy yourself, what ever you wear just make sure you’re comfortable and relaxed and come back with a tonne of snaps for us to look at! 🙂

  • Enjoy your trip hun you deserve a break. You always work so hard and I love comfy shorts on vacation, short culottes are so comfy.

  • I haven’t worn shorts out and about in years but I always wear them to bed haha! I would love to go to Korea, I am so jealous that you are always on your travels! xx

    • Awww bless and you should visit Korea it’s amazing

  • Enjoy your time away! I always wear shorts with flowy tops and sandals.

    • I did thanks, sadly I am back lol

  • Lots of fab tips!! I like to style shorts with floaty tops or shirts tucked in xxx

  • I totally need new shorts! Non of my old ones fit me and im gutted about that, My favs were my mint green denim ones from topshop. Loved wearing them with a cute Crop top in summer.

    • I think you should go pick up a few shorts to cover the gap lol

  • Ali

    I like long shorts and flat sandals as I think they are really practical as a mum. I prefer a more sophisticated look too!

  • These are great tips! I’ve been seeing a lot of women rocking the high-waisted shorts lately and I’m loving it! If I wore shorts more often I would try those out.

    • Thanks, I try to rock them as much as I can in this weather

  • Love your outfits and hope you have a wonderful time on your holiday!! I’ve always wondered about the weather there :).

    • The weather is always great there now, and thanks I enjoy putting outfits together

  • suchi

    Enjoy your vacation! & yes you are right, if you have long legs , then short shorts look super good! i ma very careful about length when buying shorts , since i am little curvy!

    • Thanks Suchi, I had awesome holiday and rocked my short shorts lol

  • CourtneyLynne

    Omg love your outfits!!!! I’m always jealous of those who look fabulous in shorts! I always look goofy in them.

    • I am sure you would knock em dead and thanks

  • I like your tips. I have really short legs but my daughter has long legs. I can definitely see how high-waisted shorts would work for that kind of frame!

  • I agree that the best way you can dress your shorts is by your shoes. I have shorter legs so I usually can dress up with some sandals or cute flats that work. Have fun on your vacation!

    • Thanks so much and yes shoes make a huge difference

  • Enjoy your holiday! I never wear shorts! Got no confidence lol.

    • Awww bless, and thanks I and a wonderful holiday

  • Wow you are always on the move. Enjoy your holiday.

  • I don’t tend to wear shorts because I am not comfortable with my legs, I am still looking for a pair that come just below the knees and I am struggling x

    • Awww bless, I think primark had some last time I was in there

  • I just love a skirt instead of shorts, although I must admit that shorts can be more comfortable a lot of the time!

    -Beth
    http://www.TheStyleBouquet.com

    • I love me a good skirt but mostly shorts win

  • I dont really wear shorts I have to admit, if I ever do it is on a beach somewhere when I am not too concerned what someone might think of me x

    • Awww bless, I should you wear them when you fancy

  • I do love a pair of shorts in the summer, they’re just great for casual days especially now I’m running after a toddler. I bought a great pair for my little mini break to Verona which I’ll have up on th blog shortly x

    • Oooh I can’t wait to check that out, not yet been to Verona

  • The weather has been absolutely amazing hasn’t it – then today what happened!
    I have to admit it has been years since I worn shorts – perhaps I should bite the bullet this year. x

    • I think you should bite that billet and wear them again. The U.K. Weather is a funny one so when we get hot weather we all over it lol

  • I usually only wear shorts when working out or hiking with the kids. This year I would like get a dressy pair or two to mix things up! (Yes, I am over the cute phase too!)