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Wearing Wellies but Seeing Shorts

I went into town this morning, in my Hunter Wellies. Because it was sleeting, there was no other way around keeping my feet dry I’m afraid. They did indeed keep me dry but I’m going to have to find some sheepskin socks or something, to wear inside because my toes were numb, numb, numb.

Anyway, I took a short-cut through Trinity College at lunchtime and was greeted by the sound of a beautiful Chopin Piano recital. The DU Music Society are taking part in a 12hr piano marathon in aid of Oxfam. It was a lovely surprise and sounded incredible.

But with numb toes and no sign of a let-up in the snow / sleet / snow weather pattern, I decided there was no choice but to get home and get warm. I ended up looking at the Financial Times, How To Spend It Magazine on-line. Specifically the fashion section’s Key Looks for Spring 2010.

I immediately loved the pieces in this shot, especially the French knicker-style shorts. They’re pretty, the nude colour is about as on-trend as you can get and they make a great change from the usual denim cut-offs that come out every year. I’m just no sure how I’d feel about wearing something that is so blatantly meant to be worn as underwear.

I have a Basque/corset or two and have zero problem wearing them as ‘outerwear’, but knickers on the outside? Sure isn’t that Superman territory? Either way, I think they might just be the perfect festival / sunny afternoon item. So I had a bit of a look elsewhere on-line and found some alternatives that might just be less of  an issue to wear.

L-R: Chloe scalloped, washed-silk shorts, £237 my-wardrobe.com; Vintage lace, button-detail shorts £15 Topshop.com; Hissy Zip Slip skirt £35 Topshop.com

On the other hand, if the thought of wearing underwear as outerwear is just a bit wrong, there is another way of wearing shorts this spring/summer that steers away from the usual denim; leather shorts are everywhere.

L-R: Leather short €75 Oasis; Horace leather short £154 Farfetch; Black leather shorts H! by Henry Holland £25 (yes apparently that price is correct) Debenhams.

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5 Responses to “Wearing Wellies but Seeing Shorts”


  1. March 30, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    oooooh leather shorts….. daring! I’m so very tempted!

  2. 2 whisty
    March 30, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    I know, nice huh?!

  3. March 30, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    oooh I want everything!!!!

  4. March 31, 2010 at 10:26 am

    I think you just found the shorts of my dreams..leather oasis (the only oasis i like lol) i must! and the whole frenck knicker look…swoon x

  5. October 7, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    wellies short are great .thanks for the post


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