Spring Stock-Up: Alice + Olivia’s Shorts
Posted by on April 23, 2012 | 9:30 am EST



After high-low skirts and colored skinny jeans, shorts are the next best garments to stock up on this spring. This heavy-duty wardrobe item packs a mean punch in terms of spring-worthiness and versatility. Case in point: even in the dead of winter, fashion’s most stylish women have found a way to ease these pieces into their everyday runway outing, showing off their season-less sensibilities.

From the hundreds of shorts that have emerged from the spring collections, we’re beaming down the spotlight on one designer that captured all the right elements we’re looking for in a spring short—Alice + Olivia. Always the purveyor of absolute femininity in fashion design, the label’s current storehouse of shorts offer a spectrum of spring-perfect designs. Fashion Glamour rounded up the most vibrant pieces from their online selection which had us convinced of their worthiness in our wardrobes.

The candy-colored stripes and boxes on these hip and preppy shorts nail the playfulness slant of both the brand and the season. Statement shorts like these demand to be paired with a crisp white shirt for truly stand-out style. Although these pieces are bursting with character, we deem these shorts worthy of a day or night parade given the right styling—and shoes.

Doing color this season is all about delivering maximum impact. These Cady Cuff Shorts, which arrive in bright pink and yellow, are high in simplicity and chicness making it a worthy addition to your spring styling options. Whether it’s a casual boyfriend shirt or a glitzy sheer blouse you’re thinking of pairing these with, these versatile shorts will take you on a one-way ticket to style supremacy.

Alice + Olivia took note of the pastel trend as well, creating this dusty blue pair. Although this does not yield the same impact as their other acid bright shorts, this design yields a more relaxed and laid-back appeal—still fit for spring.

We’ve seen safari and animal prints during the spring season, but these Alice + Olivia cropped shorts boast a tamer—chicer, even—interpretation of the print we just have to have. Although animal prints are often best left for fun evening affairs, this short has a surprisingly day-appropriateness that  deserves to be heeded.

Images from Alice + Olivia

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