This summer’s statement shorts have a scallop hem. Celebrities have been all over Tinseltown, the big apple, and abroad sporting this delicate, feminine style.
Olivia Palermo loves this look and has worn in repeatedly this summer. She attended the Intimissimi’s Fall/ Winter ’13 fashion show in Verona, Italy wearing two scallop short looks. Her first look for daytime was floral print scalloped shorts with a light-hued sheer ruffle blouse, cat-eye sunglasses, and pointy bow pumps. For a switch from a day to night, Olivia wore black scallop hem shorts once again with a sheer button-down, and ladylike accessories, including pearl earrings and the same woven pumps. The black on black color palette is perfect for an evening out on the town.
Take it from Olivia that scallop shorts are very versatile. You can dress up the look as she did to attend fashion events in Italy, but also make the look casual for everyday street style. In the West Village in NYC, Olivia wore clashing patterns with a purple floral shirt and floral printed scallop shorts. This brave ensemble of mismatched floral patterns were accessorized with a casual straw tote, brown belt, cat eye glasses, and leopard print flats.
Anne Hathaway has also adopted the scallop short trend. She chose a relaxed look wearing a simple gray tank and printed blue scallop hem shorts. Although less adventurous compared to Olivia’s patterns, Anne’s street-style was casual with basic accessories, including a long necklace and plain black flats.
Kate Bosworth is also a fan of the scallop shorts look. She went shopping in NYC wearing a metallic sleeveless blouse and nude scalloped shorts. She kept her look neutral with tan ankle-strap sandals, an ivory Jason Wu bag, a JewelMint Rodeo Drive bracelet, and Westward Leaning shades
BLAST FROM THE PAST
The scallop hem style has been a statement for summer 2012 especially with prints and patterns, but it was originally inspired by the Chloé scalloped silk shorts from the Spring 2009 collection. Here’s a flash back at other stars who have loved the scallop hem style over the years.
Leighton Meester’s character Blair Waldorf loved the trend on Gossip Girl.