Friday, January 27, 2023

#WeekendWardrobe: Make Your Move in Printed Shorts like Bolanle Olukanni, Jourdan Dunn & Sika Osei

With Summertime travel all about being comfortable, there’s no excuse not to do it in style –  so this weekend, why not draw attention to your legs by rocking a pair of printed shorts, wherever you’re escaping too?

Illustrated with a number of designs – ranging from floral to tribal and graphic prints – fun, patterned shorts are eye-catching and an easy choice for both sun-filled days on the move and midsummer night adventures.

And, they are certainly a much-loved clothing choice for some of our favourite celebrities, who have been spotted wearing printed statement shorts all over the globe. Prepare to reach for a pair as you take a look at how the stars are sporting them, below;


Moments with Mo co-host, Bolanle Olukanni looked lovely at the Praiz: One Night Live show in Lagos a few weeks ago. The newly appointed MTN Project Fame West Africa season 7 co-host rocked a pair of black, white and grey printed shorts with a white blouse and black, heeled sandals. We at SPICE love how she jazzed up her monochrome look by adding a berry red bag to the mix.

Over in California, fashion model Jourdan Dunn headed to this year’s Coachella festival in the US, wearing a pair of black and white graphic-printed shorts from Topshop, together with a matching crop top. Worn over a neon pink bikini set and complimented with black boots, Ms Dunn showed the crowd she was ready for whatever the festival had to offer – from pool parties to jumping up and down in the dirt against the beat of her favourite songs.

And finally, back in Lagos, Ghanaian beauty, Sika Osei uploaded a picture to her Instagram, wherein she sported a double dose of prints. The 53 Extra presenter wore blue and pink printed shorts from the J Label collection by Jewel by Lisa, as well as a geometric printed shirt from the line. She finished the look in heeled pumps and her striking red hairdo, which featured a side-swept fringe that added a touch of edge to her look.

So, are you ready to reveal those legs in these motif-baring shorts? If so, check our top 5 picks below;

PrintedShortsCollage-11. MSGM’s Printed Shorts, £191

Look rosy in red in these silky, red-toned, printed shorts which feature a waistband, side pockets and pleats. Wear them with a silky blouse for a soft and sleek evening look – achievable with or without wearing heels.

2. Miss Selfridge’s Miami-Printed Skort, £35

Celebrate the season in these palm-tree printed shorts. The shorts are actually a ‘skort’ – a garment which appears as a skirt at the front and shorts at the back, and which looks great for a day out under the scorching sun. Sport yours  with sandals and some sunglasses for a real Miami-themed look.

3. ONLY’s Lace Denim Shorts, £17

Enjoy a casual day out or at home in these denim shorts which bare a floral, laced panel on one side. The pretty design will instantly glam up any relaxed ensemble and make you look effortlessly on-trend.

4. Tibi’s Silk Printed Skort, £261

Be bold in these yellow shorts with slanted front pockets and a pleated cut. The loose-fitting legs will go well with a plain black camisole, allowing the sunshine shade to stand out.

5. Monsoon’s “Narelle” Printed Shorts, £29

Show off your Summer style in these lightweight, form-flattering printed shorts. Suitable for a relaxed day around town, these shorts will allow you to move freely and look stylish while at it, too.

Have a pleasant weekend guys! And don’t forget to show us your outfits on Twitter and Instagram using @SPICETVAFRICA and the hashtag #WeekendWardrobe and/or #PrintedShorts.

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