The worst days are the ones spent in bed, ridden from the infliction of a sore throat, pestering cough or infuriated stomach. While the one good thing about calling in sick is the rare chance to wake up in your bed past 6 a.m., hibernating under a cushy mound of down comforter (or in my case a one-side-fuzzy, one-side-silk, oversized pink blanket) sick days allow little productivity. The entire day is spent exiled to your bed, watching Little House on The Prairie and Grey’s Anatomy reruns, and lathering yourself with Vick’s Vapor Rub, wishing to be anything but sick. Instead of wasting the day wilting away in bed, I chose to make the most of my downtime and do what every girl does best - online shopping of course.
Call it cabin fever, but any and everything that has to do with spring and summer fashion seems so much more enticing than still seeing winter scarves and gloves on clearance. Trying to avoid winter discount clothes, I hype myself up for some womens shirts and womens shorts for the summer. This time, the best of spring and summer styles make online shopping synonymous with building my warm weather wardrobe.
As a huge fan of bearing leg, I live by the motto: the shorter the shorts, the sexier and more colorful the heel should be. I strongly believe that heels, pumps, stilettos and knee high boots in popping colors and frisky patterns are a girl’s deadliest weapon when saucing up an outfit. As such, a pair of fitted black, silk shorts for women seems like an obvious choice to complement, but not drown out any stylish shoe. Guess’s Sateen Zipper Shorts are ideal to pair any simple tank, classic tee or tucked-in-tunic and a titillating peep-toe.
As with most looks, the shirt you choose defines the direction of the outfit. As we see crop top tees raiding every rack and runway this spring season, finding a tee to pair with your shorts is not only a safe choice, but a seasonal one. You may also choose to dress up a pair of shorts with a fitted boyfriend shirt. May I again suggest Victoria Secret's The Boyfriend Shirt?
Choose your shirt according to your mood for a level of comfort, and create a look that can go from daytime to eveningwear. Take this look to a brunch with your sister, evening cocktail with the boyfriend, and straight to a night on the town with the girlfriends. Shorts, a cute top and heels can be rocked on any body; with the right fit, can be reworked and mixed and matched for a variety of looks.
Being sick doesn’t seem so dismal when you’re stuck in bed with a laptop, love for fashion, and a tiny bit of cabin fever. While a legitimate fever may keep you from shopping in stores, no form of sick-day-worthy symptoms can crush your spirit for online shopping. Medicate your body with some doctor-approved prescriptions and medicate your passion for fashion with some Big City Shopper-approved styles.