Taylor Swift is known for her penchant for short-shorts that show off her leggy figure, but this look is great because it balances casual and dressy, covered and sexy. We don't all have Taylor's mile-long legs, but her platform heels are actually a great trick that will lengthen any girl's legs, whether or not they're insured for the $40 million Taylor has joked her famous stems are. Get this clean and classic summer look for less- I'll show you how.
Let's start with the shorts. Taylor's are Elizabeth and James, which are beautiful but on the pricey side. High-waisted shorts have been in style the past couple of seasons, and a simple black non-denim pair, is easy to find and will go with most anything this summer. Hotpants are always tight and short, no matter the size or cut, so it's important to balance them out with a more covered or voluminous top, as Taylor does. This pair is only $12.90 here. If you're looking for a slightly more forgiving cut, get a looser short- this pair is $28.80 here.
Next is the boxy long-sleeved top. Taylor's long-sleeved tee is slightly cropped so that the hem hits just the top of her high-waisted shorts, making it sexy but not too revealing. The slouchy fit and the stripes make it casual and weekend appropriate, dressing down the heels while staying on trend. This kind of shirt is comfy and laid-back without looking sloppy, and can definitely be found at a cheap price. The above tee is only $16 here.
Now for the shoes! Taylor rocks sky-high platform heels that will lend extension to even the shortest of legs. The platform places the foot at less of an incline, but the heel still needs to be a staggering height to get her effect. Find the above shoes here, here, and the less threateningly high pair here.
Last are the sunglasses, adding an extra cool factor to the look. Taylor opts for cat-eyes, which are sassy and fun but can be found virtually everywhere as well. I'm in strong favor of inexpensive pairs, as sunglasses are so easily lost or broken. Find the above pairs here, here, and here.
To finish off your look the Taylor way, swipe on a red lip and don some ladylike pearls to class up the hotpants and heels combination!