Summer Tap Shorts, Dressed Up or Down

I’ve always loved tap shorts because they’re comprised of elements I love: good fabric, comfort, and unique style.

It’s hard to wear them, though, and not feel like a five year old getting ready to go to bed. So comfy! They’re loose and sit on your natural waist, so they require very little fussing or adjusting. The flat front is very flattering (better than pleats) and they look just as good with bare legs as they do with tights.

Perfect shorts? Probably. They can be used in so many different ways – here are two of my current favorite pairs, dressed up and down! (Everything is under $50 – woohoo!)

Polka Dot Shorts: Viva Vena! Lady Town Shorts, $32.40

Polka Dot Tap Shorts Dressed up and Down on a budget

Dressed down

J. Crew Engineered Striped Cotton Top, $45
Seafoam the Sights Sandals from ModCloth, $29.99
Round Sunglasses with Metal Bridge from ASOS, $19.95
Vieta Dana Bag from eBags, $38.24
Total (including shorts): $165.58

Dressed up

Naimh Coated Faux Leather Crop Top from Boohoo, $20
Ruby Suedette Metallic Heels from Boohoo, $50
Nine West Le Club Box Clutch, $49.99
Rose Gold Horn Pendant from Baublebar, $24
Total (including shorts): $176.39

Coral Shorts: BB Dakota Tap Shorts, $31.20

 How to dress up dress down tap shorts

Dressed down

Sweetest Love Sweater from Ruche, $44.99
Strappy Suede Cork Wedge from Charlotte Russe, $32.50
Effie’s Heart One Way Ticket Bag from ModCloth, $35.99
Total (including shorts): $144.68

Dressed up

Labworks Peplum Top from Target, $29.99
Combination High Heel Sandal from ZARA, $49.90
Beaded Gem Clutch from LOFT, $39.50
Fragments Fringe Bracelet from Last Call Neiman Marcus, $31.50
Total (including shorts): $182.09

How would/do you dress up & dress down tap shorts?

Lindsay Ginn

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