I don’t know when it became a trend for your butt cheeks to hang out when wearing shorts, but I am not about it. Maybe it’s my age but I’m not a fan of that trend. Unfortunately my short frame isn’t exactly conducive to bermuda/knee-length shorts either. That’s when I discovered midi shorts. (I had no idea they actually had a name. I just called them “non-booty shorts.”) Last year I pretty much lived in these shorts when working events outdoors. They are modest enough to wear on event days at work but I don’t feel like a nun when wearing them.
To me, having one of these three styles in my closet is essential for a Southern summer. Jean shorts go with almost everything, and I love the look of these J. Crew Factory Cuffed Denim Shorts. For less than $30, these shorts so versatile and would go with almost any top. The 4″ inseam (uncuffed is 6.25″) is a great length for my short frame.
White denim is obviously a staple in the summer. I own these Jennifer Lopez Boyfriend Shorts from Kohl’s and wear them at least once a week. The website lists the inseam as 7″ but I think it’s actually closer to 5″ unless this is a different pair than I have. Plus they are super stretchy and the best part? They are thick enough that I don’t have to wear certain colored underwear. Hardly any colors show through!
This past weekend I popped into the Loft Factory Store in Charlotte and found the most adorable blue gingham shorts. I love patterned shorts for the summer, what a great way to incorporate some color on the bottom half of your body! These Elephant Riviera Shorts from Loft are modest enough with a 4″ inseam but colorful enough to be playful. (Loft Factory Store doesn’t sell online, but my blue gingham shorts were only $19.99. Solid color shorts were $14.99!)
What are your summer staples?