Friday, April 20, 2012

Trend: Metallic and Satin Shorts for Evening

Trend: Metallic and Satin Shorts for Evening

As much as I adore all the fun summer dresses, sometimes I just want to throw on a pair of dressy shorts for a fun evening out.  How about you?  Of course, we still want to look polished and classy in the process.  So what types of shorts will work for the occasion?  In my previous post, on lace shorts here, there are a couple of options, but I see the metallic and satin shorts that are trending right now to be a great choice!  The subtle sheen of the metallic/satin amps up an otherwise casual pair of shorts to the dressy shorts category.

Some looks from the Spring 2012 runway...

Chanel Spring/Summer 2012

Chanel Spring/Summer 2012

Iceberg Spring/Summer 2012

Iceberg Spring/Summer 2012

Iceberg Spring/Summer 2012

Diesel Black Gold Spring/Summer 2012

Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2012

Some celebrity and street style looks...

Olivia Palermo at the Rochas fashion show in Paris- March, 2012

Amanda Seyfried in London wearing the new H&M Conscious Collection (blazer $119/shorts $49.90)

Caroline Sieber in a Christopher Kane Spring 2012 metallic shorts suit -February
Vanessa Jackman in NYC for Spring fashion week 2012

Where to find...

NBC Fashion Star shorts by Ross Bennett at Macy's...available in  pink satin, floral print satin, gingham print satin ($59)
Express satin cuffed shorts at ... available in stone (above), coconut milk and whisper pink  ($59.90) 

Burberry satin shorts at ($195)  

 Bebe soft cargo tie shorts at ...available in hibiscus (above) and ses($89) 

H&M metallic shorts at ($49.95)  

Topshop high waisted hotpants in pink at  ($60)

3.1 Phillip Lim skort at ($375)     

Thoughts?  I will most likely be wearing this style of shorts with either a sleeveless, tunic style silky top or button down and add a blazer as necessary...similar to many of the above looks.  Throw on a strappy pair of skyhigh heels and head out the door for the evening!

Happy weekend!


  1. Great post Cathy! Your picks were so pretty and feminine. They are paired very well in these photos with jackets and simple tops. With the right shoes its a great summer look!
    The Chanel and Jason Wu were my favorites. :)

  2. Oooh i love the gingham shorts! so cute!

    love from San Francisco,

  3. I absolutely love satin shorts for evening attire... I would wear in a heartbeat!! I think I'm going to need some...


  4. so fantastic

  5. I am loving the shorts for evening wear looks! Sure you don't want to wear ripped denim shorts for evening, but the satin, and lace options as seen above are absolutely fabulous! I really like the ones by H&M as well as the option by Jason Wu! I'll be trying this trend out soon :)