Below: Me trying out the shorts. The tee and belt are not right, but surprisingly, I love the cut of the shorts:-) I am wearing DSquared2 'Lord' Tee in pale pink, Dolce & Gabbana brown leather belt, Converse white shoes, Agnès B dogtag necklace and carrying Dries Van Noten khaki canvas duffel.
Marc By Marc Jacobs Silk Checkered Long Shorts
(Reveal from 'Screw The Shopping Ban!')
Checkered patterns are great for all seasons. From tartans and plaids in winter to gingham and madras checks in summer, this pattern is a favourite amongst many designers! It never goes out of style:-P
For me, I love check patterns, especially in bright, interesting colour combinations:-)
For my Friday shopping expedition(to have 'retail therapy' for myself for working this weekend:-P), I chose Ngee Ann City stores as my 'mission venue'. Been a busy and stressful week, so shopping ban can wait but retail therapy must officially resume!:-) With loads of my favourite stores in NAC, my mission easily bears results:-) Louis Vuitton, Loewe, Bottega Veneta, Gucci...and of course quirky Marc By Marc Jacobs! And it is here that I land myself my very first pair of ultra comfy SILK Checkered Long Shorts! I never knew silk can be so smooth to the skin and lightweight to wear! The sheen on the fabric gives a certain richness and luxurious feel too. No wonder royalty loves silk! With a brilliant coloured checks pattern, this pair of shorts immediately caught my attention.
I was skeptical at first about the longer cut of the shorts but I decided to try it anyways. Shopping tip #127: Some clothes lack hanger appeal, but they look great when worn. So no harm in trying out. It costs nothing and you keep the sales people employed:-) It's a win win situation!
I am glad I tried the shorts, cos' they fit perfect. The longer length did not make me look like some 'hip hop rapper' on the loose. Instead, the tailored cut with tapered legs is very neat and fitting. I can imagine wearing hi-tops, straw hat and a nice white shirt or tee to get a nonchalant summer look. A good example as demonstrated by the Marc By Marc Jacobs model on the runway. He even rolled up the legs to make it shorter. Super cute! And hence, the shorts came home with me:-P
(BTW, there is a pants version which looks equally fabulous., especially when rolled up at the legs, which is a huge look this summer!)
Source: Model pics from www.frillr.com
Retail price: SGD $369. Where to buy: Marc By Marc Jacobs Boutique At Ngee Ann City