It may be cold but stores are stocking up on spring and summer staples so even if it requires some serious optimism, now is the time to invest in some summer gear. If you're like me and have a love/hate relationship with shorts (they're always too short, too long, too unflattering) then you'll be happy to see that there are some gorgeous pairs in stores this upcoming season. (Especially loving the Joe Fresh ones I snapped in store the other day.) Here's a few of my favourites: Lace shorts: Joe Fresh, $29. These are a great length, have a flattering flat waistband, don't have the usual hip-enhancing pockets and come in a bright lime green (seen above). Floral shorts: Loft Geo print Stretch Cotton Walking Shorts, $60. These would work for a casual day off or in the office with a blazer and heels.
Graphic print shorts: Here's a snap of a pair coming out this summer also from Loft that I spotted at their preview — I will definitely be buying these:
Boyfriend shorts: Gap Boyfriend Roll-Up Shorts, $45. These casual shorts are perfect for a summer day, are a great length for every body type and come in a fun variety of colours.
I've also spotted some fantastic shorts at H&M, Zara and Club Monaco. Stay tuned for ways to get your legs "short season" ready. (Hint: it takes a bit of self tanner and a good razor.)