One Piece, Seven Days: Statement Shorts

Zara Embroidered Shorts With Beading, $89.90.It may not feel like Spring, yet, but the shops are positively overflowing with awesome clothes for the warmer months. One of the most often asked styling questions at The Thread is the matter of what to do with non-basic pieces that fall outside of our wardrobe comfort zones.

These structured, low-slung, flat-front embroidered shorts from Zara may be intimidating at first, but they're actually quite versatile. Wear them at work with a chambray blazer and loafers or a soft patterned button down and platform wedges, or on the weekend with a cheeky tee and basic sneakers. At the beach, they jazz up a molded bikini top and leather flip flops. For drinks with the girls, a shrunken sweatshirt is contrasted nicely against strappy, laser-cut sandals. And for date night, a leather tank and metallic stilettos is best. Finally, for festival season, we love them with a motorcycle vest and cut-out leather ankle boots.

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