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April 21, 2019


Erin Schrader

The perfect shorts for Summer // All of my favorite shorts rounded upShorts season is here — I know because I am bringing you this post while sitting outside on the patio while wearing shorts. I don’t know if there’s a better season than shorts season, mostly for the tan legs perspective. Shorts themselves can be tricky. Are they long enough? Short enough? Loose enough? Tight enough? The list goes on of reasons why we hate shopping for shorts, but it doesn’t have to be that way. After trying out more shorts than I care to admit, I’ve rounded up 10 tried and true favorites that have worked well for me! Below you’ll see that roundup of shorts that will hopefully check off your list of must-haves [and must-have-nots]!

Before we get into all of the outfits, let’s get the logistics out of the way to make this process easier on you – for sizing reference, I am 5’4, 125 lbs on a good day, typically a 2 in tops/dresses and 26 in jeans/pants with a preferred inseam of 26-28 inches. Bra size is 30DDD [I get it from my momma]. Hopefully, this helps when determining what size you’d need. Also, feel free to follow along here for daily outfits [literally every outfit housed in ONE spot] and check out this Pinterest board where you can also get some ideas! Which reminds me, you can pin any of these looks below to save for future reference! Simply click on the links below and you will be taken directly to the retailer where you can shop! Alright, fellow “I like to get dressed” friends, let’s begin!

Non Sheer white shorts for Summer - What to wear with white shorts - casual summer outfit4″ scalloped hem short • J.Crew [Size up if in between, wearing in 2] // Luxe V-Neck Tee • Old Navy [TTS, wearing in S] // Striped eyelet-trim T-shirt • J.Crew [TTS, wearing in S] // Gigi Sandal • Sam Edelman [Size up .5] // Canyon Sandal • Sam Edelman [TTS] // Resin Drop Earrings – Amazon

Eyelet top with draped shorts// 4" inseam shorts for Summer // Comfortable and flattering shorts 4″ drapey crepe short • J.Crew [TTS, wearing in 2] // Striped eyelet-trim T-shirt • J.Crew [TTS, wearing in S] // Canyon Sandal • Sam Edelman [TTS] // Resin Drop Earrings – Amazon

Casual Summer Basics // Summer Outfit // Vacation Outfit // What to Wear with a Denim Jacket // Slip On Sneakers // Converse SneakersGibson x Hi Sugarplum! Summerland Scooped Neck Pocket Tank Top • Gibson [Size down if in between, wearing in XS] // Gibson x Hi Sugarplum! Cabo Drawstring Shorts • Gibson [TTS, wearing in XS] // Rubina Beaded Tassel Earrings • BaubleBar // ‘Shoreline’ Sneaker • Converse [TTS]

Vacation Outfit // What to Wear to the Beach // Linen Top with Shorts and Tote // What to wear with a linen topV-Neck Cutout Linen Tee • Lord & Taylor [TTS, wearing in S] // High-Rise Denim Shorts • William Rast [TTS, wearing in 26] // Canyon Thong Sandals • Sam Edelman [TTS] // Vacation Vibes Woven Tote • Straw Studios // Rope Circle Drop Earrings

The perfect shorts for Summer // 4 inch inseam shorts // Frayed hem shorts and v neck tee // What to wear with shortsWhisper Cotton V-Neck Pocket Tee • Madewell [TTS, wearing in S] // Gidget Denim Shorts • KUT from the Kloth [Size down if in between] // Gigi Sandal • Sam Edelman [Size up .5]

Walmart Finds // Casual Summer Outfit // Three quarter sleeve top with shorts and sneakers // What to wear with sneakersSleeve Classic Boatneck Top – Walmart [TTS, wearing in S] // High Rise A Line Short with Slit – Walmart [Size up one] // Court Shoe – Walmart [TTS]

The perfect cuffed shorts // Summer Style // The perfect blouse for work or play Gibson x International Women’s Day Erin Cross Front Tunic Blouse • Gibson [TTS, wearing in XS] // High-Rise Double Cuff Destroy Midi Jean Shorts – Universal Thread Dark Wash [TTS] // Resin Drop Earrings – Amazon // Canyon Sandal • Sam Edelman [TTS]

What to wear with longer inseam shorts // Casual and simple summer outfit // Cute Summer Outfit // The perfect shorts for SummerCatherine Boyfriend Cutoff Shorts • KUT from the Kloth [Size down, wearing in 0] // Gigi Sandal • Sam Edelman [Size up .5] // Similar Tee Vintage Wash V-Neck T-Shirt • Gap

White Shorts for Summer // The Perfect non see through white shortsMidi Short • American Eagle [Size up if in between] // Gigi Sandal • Sam Edelman [Size up .5] // Similar Tee Vintage Wash V-Neck T-Shirt • Gap // Resin Drop Earrings – Amazon

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