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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  1. May 14, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    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

    • May 14, 2016 / 1:06 pm

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

  2. May 12, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    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..

    • May 13, 2016 / 3:41 pm

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

  3. May 12, 2016 / 3:26 pm

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

    • May 13, 2016 / 3:40 pm

      Thanks so much Jasmine

  4. May 12, 2016 / 12:26 pm

    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

    • May 13, 2016 / 3:40 pm

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

  5. May 12, 2016 / 11:27 am

    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!

    • May 13, 2016 / 3:39 pm

      Awww bless I can’t even imagine

  6. May 12, 2016 / 9:31 am

    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

    • May 13, 2016 / 3:27 pm

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

  7. May 12, 2016 / 6:33 am

    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!

    • May 13, 2016 / 3:26 pm

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

  8. May 11, 2016 / 11:22 pm

    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! 🙂

    • May 13, 2016 / 3:26 pm

      Hahahaha thanks Amy

  9. May 11, 2016 / 10:00 pm

    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.

    • May 13, 2016 / 3:25 pm

      Awe thanks so much Ana

  10. May 11, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    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

    • May 13, 2016 / 3:25 pm

      Awww bless and you should visit Korea it’s amazing

  11. May 11, 2016 / 6:43 pm

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

    • May 13, 2016 / 3:25 pm

      I did thanks, sadly I am back lol

  12. May 11, 2016 / 6:22 pm

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

    • May 13, 2016 / 3:25 pm

      Thanks, me too

  13. May 11, 2016 / 2:53 pm

    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.

    • May 13, 2016 / 3:24 pm

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

  14. May 11, 2016 / 2:53 pm

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

    • May 13, 2016 / 3:23 pm

      Me too

  15. May 11, 2016 / 8:55 am

    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.

    • May 13, 2016 / 3:23 pm

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

  16. May 11, 2016 / 5:02 am

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

    • May 13, 2016 / 3:22 pm

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

  17. suchi
    May 11, 2016 / 3:01 am

    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!

    • May 13, 2016 / 2:58 pm

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

  18. CourtneyLynne
    May 11, 2016 / 2:44 am

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

    • May 13, 2016 / 2:57 pm

      I am sure you would knock em dead and thanks

  19. May 11, 2016 / 12:59 am

    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!

    • May 13, 2016 / 2:55 pm

      Thanks Liz

  20. May 11, 2016 / 12:07 am

    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!

    • May 13, 2016 / 2:55 pm

      Thanks so much and yes shoes make a huge difference

  21. May 10, 2016 / 10:05 pm

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

    • May 13, 2016 / 2:55 pm

      Awww bless, and thanks I and a wonderful holiday

    • May 13, 2016 / 2:54 pm

      Thanks so much, I am.

  22. May 10, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    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

    • May 13, 2016 / 2:53 pm

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

    • May 13, 2016 / 2:53 pm

      I love me a good skirt but mostly shorts win

  23. May 10, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    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

    • May 13, 2016 / 2:51 pm

      Awww bless, I should you wear them when you fancy

  24. May 10, 2016 / 9:14 pm

    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

    • May 13, 2016 / 2:50 pm

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

  25. May 10, 2016 / 8:00 pm

    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

    • May 13, 2016 / 2:50 pm

      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

  26. May 10, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    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!)

    • May 13, 2016 / 2:49 pm

      Hahahaha so over it.

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