How to Dress Up Shorts

While the summer heat continues, I keep looking for new ways to dress up comfortable clothes. Shorts are a necessity in this heat but they tend to look very casual. Below I show just how to turn the summer look up a notch.

How to Dress Up Shorts | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

Start by choosing shorts that are any fabric other than cotton. Try silk, linen or wool (once the temperature drops a bit). Cotton shorts tend to look casual no matter what you do. 

How to Dress Up Shorts | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

Add some heels and a clutch or small purse to jazz up the outfit. This pushes shorts away from your casual beach look to a more sophisticated evening look.

How to Dress Up Shorts | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

I chose a fitted blouse to help provide structure to the outfit overall and I kept the colors simple for a chic look.

How to Dress Up Shorts | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

All photos by Ashley Beschell

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