DENIM SHORTS ARE ALWAYS A FAVORITE and A MUST FOR SUMMER.
I can have a drawer full of khaki shorts, striped shorts, floral shorts, etc……….and it’s my denim shorts that I reach for time and time again. They are definitely a FAVORITE and a wardrobe staple for me on warm spring days and all the way through summer.
But I have to say, a good pair of denim shorts is usually hard to find, which is why I started out buying one pair at the mall and ordering 2 more pairs all in the same week. I’ve always had difficulty finding a pair I loved, so I was hoping that one of them would work. That I would realllllllly LOVE one of them. Well, spoiler alert, all 3 I’m showing y’all today are really great choices.
So let’s take a look at each of them. First, the pair on top is the cheapest pair at ONLY $39!!!! And, I’m thinking they are my favorite. I like the fit because they have a good amount of stretch in them, so they are comfy, but still quite flattering. The wash is light (which I love for summer) and the distressing is subtle. There are no holes that go all the way through, just little patches here and there. Click HERE for these shorts (and click HERE for the frayed hem version). I found them to be true to size. These say that they are a 2 1/4 inch inseam, but they don’t feel that short AT ALL. Other reviewers also mentioned these to be an appropriate length (even for us “older” gals), so I know I’m not crazy!
I ordered THIS DARK WASH PAIR based upon several reader recommendations, but I didn’t think I was going to like them because they were so distressed. Well, they ARE very distressed, but I’m totally digging it. And I really like the dark wash, which surprised me as well. These too have a good amount of stretch in them. And know this……I think I’m done wearing pants that don’t contain a good amount of stretch. Just fyi. #lifestooshort Click HERE for the shorts. These are true to size, but if you are between sizes, consider sizing down.
Click HERE for this last pair. They are “clean” (not distressed at all), but sadly they are almost sold out. You can find a similar pair from LOFT HERE with better stock and from Nordstrom HERE with better stock.
So now I want to show you an outfit with the first pair of denim shorts.
GIRLS! I got THIS FABULOUS EMBROIDERED TOP in store two weeks ago, and I’ve been stalking the site waiting for it to become available online ever since. AND NOW IT IS! It is absolutely DARLING. The colors are vibrant and the detail is gorgeous. It’s expensive, but I didn’t even blink an eye at spending the money, because I know I’m going to wear the heck out of this top!!!! With cut-offs, with jeans, with white jeans, etc!
If how often I wore my Mexican dress as a child is any indication of how much I’m going to wear this top, I’ll get my money’s worth in no time!!! Now, if we really want to get nostalgic, I need a pair of jelly sandals to complete the outfit. 😉
And here I am in the outfit! I switched to THIS necklace (it’s been my favorite spring and summer now for 2 years running) and added THIS CORK CLUTCH (keep reading for a discount code)! The top would also look great without a necklace, but I use pretty much any excuse to wear this tassel. 😉 Top and shorts are both true to size, but you might consider sizing up in the top if you often need extra room in the chest area. Size up a 1/2 size in the sandals.
I love the outfit now…..but imagine how much better it will look with a tan.
Get The Look For Yourself Here. Just click on what you are interested in!
And fyi, the top also comes in a black colorway, I just wish the embroidery on the black one was as colorful as it is on the white one! Still, it’s obviously very cute.
Since I officially have the summer bug now, I thought I would show you the type of outfit you’ll see me in at least every other day this summer. Because I’m telling you, you basically have to peel denim shorts off my body. A favorite Madewell tee (size up for a slouchy fit)…..my favorite summer necklace (it’s my 2nd year with it!)…..a favorite pair of denim shorts…..and a great pair of sandals. I mean, OMG at the sandals!
And check out my cork clutch! Use the code STMT30 for 30% OFF your cork clutch and/or monograms from Grateful Bags! Thanks for the code, Jenny!
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
And I wanted to show you how you can swap out your monograms on your clutch! It’s so much fun! Gold block script on the left with three initials..blue on the right with 2 initials
And look at the new floral design! Clutch HERE / Script Monogram HERE / Block Monogram HERE
Remember to use the code STMT3o to get 30% OFF cork clutches and monograms!
I also wanted to give you some more denim short options, in case you were interested in a longer pair… like THIS pair with a 5″ inseam. This is the perfect length for those of you that don’t want them short, but don’t want them to be bermuda length either. And I think the frayed bottom and the little bit of distressing keeps them current. If y’all are interested, leave a message in the comments and I can order some of these longer ones to try for a 2nd Denim Shorts Review!
Here are some other choices:
One last thing, ladies! MY NEW WEDGES! On Wednesday’s post, I talked about my cork wedges I love from last year, and said I was disappointed I hadn’t found any that I loved to recommend this year. Well, these aren’t cork on the strap, but they are pretty similar…and they sure are cute! True to size and actually very comfortable! I highly recommend these wedges!
Have a wonderful weekend with your people!
p.s. Because of linking issues, I’m having to delay my post on my mom’s Skin Care. Fingers crossed it will run on Monday.