If you managed to catch my last outfit of the day you'll already know exactly how much I love velvet, but it's no one-off, oh no. I own a fair few velvet pieces and this pair of burgundy short shorts is amongst my favourites. I could type a big long essay about why but really, just look at the photos and you'll see why!
I know that the short shorts trend has been doing the rounds for a while now, but I was pretty late to jump on to that bandwagon. When I saw these beauties, I just knew it was time to broaden my horizons. No mean feat considering bodycon skirts have been a staple of my wardrobe for the past few years. In a way the shorts aren't so different to the bodycons, both are ridiculously easy to style!
Why was I so late on to the shorts? Well I did try to get into them when they first hit the scene, but I felt like they made my legs look a bit chunky and I dismissed them pretty quickly. But over the past year or so I've toned up and lost a little bit of excess weight, and now they look über flattering!
Grey oversized speckle top - TOPSHOP (old)
Burgundy high waisted velvet shorts - TOPSHOP (old)
Lipstick - MAC Such Flare (Glitter & Ice Collection 2011)
Thee necklace technically isn't a necklace, it's a set of prayer beads brought back by my brother from Hajj. I thought they looked too pretty to keep locked away in my flat in a drawer for most of the day, so I started wearing them as a necklace. I even whip them out while on public transport to do my tasbeeh. Now that's functional fashion! ;)