This is a new series here at Fashiometics. I know, I know -- there have been a lot of fashion series that I've been posting since I started this blog, but not to worry, I will continue doing those. Today's featured trend is paper bag shorts. What are they and where can you get them? The one featured above in this post is by H&M and they're only $9.95. Yes, $9.95!  I'm actually doing this post because I just bought it a few days ago, and I am completely in love with it. I have it in hot pink, and I'm actually going back tomorrow to buy it in whatever color they have left in the store. These shorts are also available in other stores like the Gap and Banana Republic.

Paper bag shorts are great for the summertime because they are versatile. You can dress them up with cute sandals, or dress them down with flip flops -- your choice. Although, I wouldn't recommend these with heels, but if you happen to like paper bag shorts with heels, no one is stopping you. I, personally, just wouldn't pair these with heels since they have a very laid-back effect. These shorts are great for just hanging out, and they usually come in different colors -- mostly khaki. Bright colored paper bag shorts are great for color blocking; they are great alternative for skirts. I've created 3 different sets below with these H&M paper bag shorts; I hope you enjoy them! :)
This first set is a great example on how to color block using the featured H&M's paper bag short. Since the colors of the top and the shorts are bright, you could choose neutral accessories. The black skinny belt is perfect to finish the look, while the white thong sandals gives this ensemble a cute vibe. I would suggest picking a pastel clutch or handbag, since it leans on the neutral side. 
This next set features the exact same H&M shorts but in a different color. Since it's still spring, I've decided to pair it with a floral racerback tank top. I paired this look with a pair of mint-colored flats. I chose accessories with bows like the shoulder bag and the fedora to give it more of a feminine touch. Then, I finished the look with some woven bracelets for added colors. I think each piece in this look contrasts with one another. The short being laid back was paired with a floral top; the straw hat and the chained bag contradict one another; and the bracelets clash with the monotone shoes. 
Last, but most certainly not the least: using H&M's short for a minimalist look. Again, this look features the color block trend, though not as vivid as the first set. Obviously, I usually go with neutral accessories whenever I'm wearing something bright. I like how the messenger bag gives this look a subtle flirty vibe, while the Vans sneakers gives complements the laid-back style of the shorts.
So, what do you think? Do you own a pair of paper bag shorts? Are you thinking of buying one? Let me know in the comments below! :)
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