Tori, my 18-year-old stepdaughter, and I discuss fashion on a daily basis. Nearly every morning, she comes into my bedroom while I am having my coffee and asks my opinion on her outfit for school. And I often ask for her opinion on my outfits, as well.
Our styles are quite similar for being so far apart in age and we have many of the same trends in our closets. But there are differences, as you would expect, in how we wear those trends.
We thought it would be worth a blog post or two to show how we interpret these trends from the perspective of her generation, Generation Y, and the perspective of my much cooler generation, Generation X.
We’re starting off this potential series with denim shorts. Tori has been wearing them for years while I just bought my first pair in about a decade a few weeks ago.
The first thing you’ll notice is that Tori’s shorts are, well, short!
Are they even 3″ long? She can get away with it with her long, youthful legs. She wears her denim shorts with a baby pink sweater, that shows off a bit of her midriff, and metallic lace-up booties.
My shorts are at least 7″ in length, longer than what I usually wear. The faded denim seems to call for a longer inseam on me.
Tori’s shorts are bleached out in spots and frayed, making them even more trendy for her age.
And while I like distressing on my denim, too, I go for just a touch. These shorts have the right amount for my taste.
With the flower headband and aviator sunglasses, Tori’s look is playfully hippy and bohemian. It’s an outfit she would wear to school or out with friends.
I chose to dress my shorts up with sparkly pumps and ivory tuxedo jacket from Zara. I added a black belt, slouchy v-neck tee and my COS bag and kept jewelry to a minimum. I would wear this look on a warm, summery night out with my husband.