Magazine editorials are inspiring, but aspirational for most of us. See how one spread from UK Vogue is brought down to earth, at the Shopparel Blog:

In this edition we’ve got our sights on a sweet little photo story called “Keep it Short” from the June 2010 issue of Vogue UK. The first target: leopard print shorts. It’s hard to see the price in this photos, but judging from the price of other shorts on the designer’s website, these Paul Smith shorts cost is around $300. That’s a pretty hefty chunk of change to pay for any pair of shorts – let alone a pair as trendy as these are. The following options are a lot more accessible and you won’t feel bad about abandoning them once leopard print goes back out of style.

L to R: Leopard High Waisted Shorts – $42 –; Purr-fect Pin-up Shorts – $94 –; Rebecca Minkoff Poison Ivy Denim Shorts – $125 –

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