Chloe Wise, 21
Toronto | Naughty Mess
If I had to describe my daily uniform, it would revolve around one staple item: shorts. No matter what the season, I usually gravitate towards a pair of high-waisted shorts for any occasion. Something about them speaks to me. Maybe it’s the boyish effortlessness of wearing a pair of jean cut offs, or the way the shape is feminine without being overtly sexy, but shorts are my sartorial soul mate.
I think shorts can be flattering on everyone, it’s just about finding the shape and cut for your bod. As a slightly curvy lady, I like to accentuate my waist in mostly every outfit. I usually tend towards high-waisted everything, in order to create an hourglass silhouette without going overboard (no bandage dresses, please). In terms of length, I usually go reeeeal short (I’ve been known to boast some under-butt in my day), but it’s all about time and place. No booty shorts in the office place, and no need to wear bermuda shorts to a sweaty summer bash. Do show off your gams if you so desire.
One of my favourite staples is a good pair of leather shorts. These ones were actually vintage leather pants that I picked up at a thrift store, cut and hemmed. I wear them with everything; they’re the perfect versatile piece for basically any occasion. I like to pair structured leather with something more airy and feminine, such as a sheer lace blouse. I added some utilitarian pieces like this army vest and studded bag to create a daytime vibe, but come nighttime, the leather/lace combo is a godsend.
Chloe’s wearing: Vest and blouse, Zara. Shorts, vintage. Heels, Dolce Vita. Bag, Alexander Wang.
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