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5+ Shorts We’re Wearing this Spring

March 16, 2022


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We get it. Shopping for shorts can be SO tricky! They’re either too short, too tight, gap at the waist, or ride up when you walk. The struggle is real, my friends! That’s why today, the LIY Team is sharing 5+ Pairs of Shorts We’re Actually Wearing this Spring – scout’s honor. Shave those legs, girlfriend [or don’t if that’s your thing – no judgement here!] and get ready to slip into some shorts! ‘Tis almost the season!

PS. If you prefer to shop by inseam, we rounded up the best denim shorts by inseam – on two women heights 5’4″ to 6′, right this way!

Erin’s Top Picks

Kut from the Kloth Jane Short

Shorts [true to size – if in between, go down – wearing in 4]

I’ve been wearing this style for a year or two now and every summer when I go to reach for them, I’m reminded why I love them so much all over again. This pair is the perfect wash to go with anything, I love the slight distressing and raw hem! 3 1/2″ inseam!

Free People Makai Shorts

Shorts // More Sizes Available here [size up if in between, wearing in 27] // Similar Sneakers

These are the Free People shorts I’ve been wearing / loving for years now! They are a 4-inch inseam and have the perfect amount of distressing! Size up if in between, wearing in 27.

Aerie Daydream Denim Shorts

Denim Shorts [TTS, wearing small]

These are the shorts I reach for most often [the elastic waistband is hard to compete with!] So comfy and stretchy! True to size, I wear in small! 

Liverpool Button Fly Shorts

Shorts [True to size, wearing in 4] // Sweatshirt [True to size, wearing in small!] // Sandals [size up .5]

The rose gold buttons are what drew me in initially and then the comfortable fit had me sticking around. I couldn’t love these shorts more – a comfortable 3 1/2 inch inseam, frayed hem detail and did I mention those gold buttons 😉

Claire’s Top Picks

Kut from the Kloth

Shorts [TTS, size up if in between wearing 8] // Tee [TTS, wearing medium] // Sandals [TTS, size up .5 if in between]

My favorite denim shorts of the season! I love the relaxed fit and easy to wear style! These fit true to size [wearing my usual size 8 here!] but I would suggest sizing up if in between!

Aerie Daydream Denim Shorts

Denim Shorts [TTS, wearing large]

Lauren’s Top Picks

Abercrombie & Fitch

Shorts [TTS] // Tee [TTS] // Sandals [size up .5]

These black shorts are the perfect high rise and not too tight on my thicker [size 10ish]  thighs!

Aerie Daydream Denim Shorts

Denim Shorts [TTS, wearing large]

Katy’s Top Picks

Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie Mid Rise Mom Shorts [size up if in between, wearing 26] 

Shorts are HARD, right?! Ugh. These have been my go-to for awhile now and I feel like they go with everything!


Shorts [size down if in between] // Tank [true to size] // Sneakers [size down .5]

Steph’s Pick: Liverpool

Liverpool Christine High Rise Shorts [Size down if between, wearing in 10] / Liverpool Gathered Short Sleeve Knit Tee [TTS, wearing in L] / Ugg Yarrow Sandal [TTS]

I’ve tried Liverpool shorts in the past and always been impressed (no surprise there!), but these shorts take it to a whole new level! They’re SO comfortable, and have so many cute details! I’m begging the snow to melt and the sunshine to warm up Northern Indiana so I can keep wearing them!

Jen’s Top Picks

Old Navy

Old Navy 3″ High Waisted Jean Shorts exact pair very limited stock [true to size, wearing 6] similar pairs // Amazon Essentials Square Neck Top [true to size, wearing M] // Target Sandals[true to size, wearing 9]


Target Medium Wash Jean Shorts [true to size, wearing 6] // Tank Top [true to size, wearing M] // Target Sandals[true to size, wearing 9]

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