Sure, we were nervous at first. Very tight shorts worn with anything but a baggy singlet on a sweaty ole trek? It sounded risky. But then Christine Centenera started wearing hers with tailored blazers and they seemed oh-so fresh. And surprisingly chic. Next thing you know they’re basically on every other runway at fashion week, from Saint Laurent and Off-White to Tommy Hilfiger and Chanel. From those hallowed catwalks to ASOS Insider Lesley on the ‘gram, here’s just how to wear legging shorts this season.
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HOW TO WEAR LEGGING SHORTS
By Caroline Ferry, 5 November 2018
When Bella Hadid walked down the Fendi runway at the SS19 show, we knew we’d witnessed a game-changer. Sure, we're now on board with legging shorts worn under double-breasted 80s-style blazers but with a safari shirt and utility belt? This is legging shorts 2.0 and we’re so down. Keep the shirt structured and oversized for max new-season pow.
ASOS Insider Lesley has got this whole legging shorts for chill days down to a tee. She’s traded Daisy Dukes for marl grey basics and added a soft-as flannie and sneakers. Keep yours looking clean cut and smart enough for brunch dates by keeping the whole palette tonal – top to toe pink with simple gold jewellery is always a winner.
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If the 90s are more your everyday vibe, there’s an easy-as way to wear your spring shorts, too. The trick to making sure this is a nod to the 90s, and not full fancy dress, is to keep your accessories v now and v colour-matched. A smart basket bag and boxfresh Vans will make that knotted tee and legging shorts feel all brand new.