Frugal Fashion: ‘Pan Am’s’ Christina Ricci in shorts for spring


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This week marks the first days of spring. Balmy weather will soon be upon us and with it, an influx of women of all ages eager to show some skin.

And what better way to flaunt your toned, tan stems than in a pair of flirty shorts? Whether it’s a knicker-grazing pair of hot pants, party-ready high-waist sequin shorts or a pair of denim cutoffs, celebrities such as Selena Gomez and Michelle Williams have already been spotted sporting all varieties of this hot spring trend.


At the Maiyet launch celebration for Barneys New York, ‘Pan Am’ leading lady Christina Ricci wore a pair of hand-loomed Tanchoi orange shorts by Maiyet. She looked sexy in the short cut, but the lush fabric added a sense of refinement. She kept her look structured by pairing the shorts with a plain black blouse, also by Maiyet, a long necklace and strappy wedges.

Ricci’s colored, textured shorts would be a versatile addition to any spring wardrobe. For a similar pair to get you through the season, snag the Motel Lolly lace short from for $70, floral lace shorts for $19.80 from, the Shakuhachi mixed borders silk short from for $130 or the more subtle embroidery and lace shorts from for $49.90.

Pair your shorts with a plain, black blouse such as the Marc by Marc Jacobs Cass short sleeve blouse from for $49 and strappy wedges. Try the Kenneth Cole Sole My Heart wedges from for $85 or the DV by Dolce Vita Jude wedges, also from, for $89.

Accessorize with a long chain necklace with a tassel charm such as the tassel chain necklace from for $7.80 or for a more classic look, get the Tasha long multichain necklace from for $38. These necklaces will prove lasting investments, perfect to dress up a plain tee, or add a little sparkle to a long maxi dress.

Happy shopping.

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Photos from top: Actress Christina Ricci attends the Maiyet launch celebration at Barneys New York on March 15, in New York. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images

From left: Motel Lolly lace short, $70 /; floral lace shorts, $19.80 /; Shakuhachi mixed borders silk short, $130 /; embroidery and lace shorts, $49.90 /

From left: Marc by Marc Jacobs Cass short-sleeve blouse, $49 /; Kenneth Cole Sole My Heart wedges, $85 /; DV by Dolce Vita Jude wedges, $89 /

From left: Tassel chain necklace, $7.80 /; Tasha long multi chain necklace, $38 /