How To Wear Shorts In The Winter Like Lauren Conrad, Nicole Richie, And Alexa Chung

Lauren Conrad at the Young Hollywood Studio in L.A. on Jan. 7, Nicole Richie in New York on Sept. 29, and Alexa Chung at the London Film Festival on Oct. 22.
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Just because it’s cold (er, FREEZING) in many parts of the country doesn’t mean we can’t all rock a cute pair of short-shorts every now and then. But, we can’t just throw on some floral board shorts over bare legs and not expect a few “what-the-heck-are-you-wearing” stares. Stay warm and look cool with these tips…

Winter white works for dresses but not so much for shorts. Team a dark pair of short-shorts with black tights and dark shoes, like The Hills star/fashion designer Lauren Conrad did when she hit up the Young Hollywood Studio in Los Angeles on Jan. 7.

Nicole Richie, Lucky magazine’s February 2011 cover girl, teamed a striped top and leopard print hat with velvet shorts, and you should too. It’s not rocket science—the thicker/plusher the fabric, the warmer they’ll keep your tush.

There’s no better topper to wear with winter shorts than a sweater. Need proof? For the London Film Festival in October, model Alexa Chung partnered her leather shorts with a slouchy gray cable knit sweater. Totes adorbs!

+ Which pair of cozy shorts would you wear this winter — Lauren’s, Nicole’s, or Alexa’s?