Sometime over the course of the last year, in one of my “I haven’t worn this in forever so it’s going to Goodwill” moods, I got rid of the two pairs of shorts I owned that aren’t running shorts. No, I hadn’t worn them in a while… but now I’m completely short-less! It took a 95 degree day on Wednesday to realize this. Oops.
While I normally prefer to wear skirts over shorts anyhow, I think I should still pick up a comfy pair or two to get me through the summer, especially since I’ll be spending a lot of time down the shore this summer at my mom’s new beach house. (Here in the Philadelphia area, “down the shore” is our way of saying “going to the beach.” It’s just how we do it around here; don’t ask me why.)
I am definitely not a fan of denim shorts. I have just never found a comfortable pair, so I usually go for lighter-weight fabrics for those super hot days. I like these Havannah shorts from Fossil, and I like that the pattern is a little on the dressier side… but I’m not sure the number of times I’d wear them justifies the $58 price tag.
I’m short (5’3″ on a good day) so finding the right length is key for me when it comes to shorts. I don’t need anything riding up all day, thankyouverymuch, but anything that gets too long just looks silly on me. These Perfect Khaki Shorts with a 5″ inseam from Old Navy might actually be close to perfect, and I like the neutral light gray. Plus, I can definitely handle $19.95.
While not as practical and classic, these Heatwave shorts from Anthro are damn cute and perfectly nautical. But again with the $58 pricetag… are Fossil and Anthro in cahoots?
Where do you find cute, inexpensive shorts that get you through the summer? (Oh, and I’m going to say it: I think capris are stupid. I just don’t like ’em anymore. So please don’t even try to talk me into them.)