Shorts 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!
4″ 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
Gibson 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]
V-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
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]
Catherine 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
Founder and creator of LIY, Erin turned her dream of a hobby blog into a full-time career which she now runs alongside the LIY team! When not in front of her computer screen [with a La Croix or wine in hand] or in front of a mirror taking mirror selfies, you can find Erin spending time on the water, cuddled up with her two pups and husband most likely watching the latest Shark Tank episode, or getting lost in an easy beach read.