Photo by Allan Grant for LIFE Magazine
With spring nearly sprung, it’s almost time to shed those heavy layers of tights, sweaters, and coats in favor of warmer weather wardrobe staples such as tees, tanks, and — you guessed it — shorts! Whether you prefer Bermudas, cut-offs, or capris, shorts are the perfect way to add cool style to warmer days. We went off in search of some vintage style inspiration and in short order, compiled these inspiring looks from days gone by.
Whether you’re pairing your shorts with a sweet cropped top, playing with pattern, or tucking in a matching blouse to create a faux-romper, these vintage looks are ones we’d don today!
Photo by Ben Somoroff for Mademoiselle, April 1955
Photo of Lauren Bacall by Louise Dahl-Wolfe for Harpers Bazaar, 1945
Photo of Jane Birkin, circa 1970′s