Shorts are a summer staple, but like swimwear, I’ve often been hesitant getting my white legs out on show. But last week I found some flattering shorts for summer 2017. Perfect on the waist and the right length – especially for my long legs.
One area of my wardrobe that has been lacking for summer … is shorts. I own 2 pairs of shorts. One distressed denim pair, which my dad will regularly comment I need to throw out, and a pair of pom pom embellished shorts, which can be a little annoying to wear as the pom poms on the hem CONSTANTLY get caught around each other when I walk. #awkward
When Katies had their recent sale (I don’t think Katies has ever NOT had a sale on lately!), I tried on some shorts. I wanted a pair of white shorts… but thought against it because of my kids. I ended up choosing a navy and black pair.
I was really happy with the fit of these shorts. The cuff is the right length to show a bit of leg and the waist doesn’t dig in. I sized down to a size 14. I usually wear a size 16 short, because they often push up my flabby bits. I like to wear my tops out over the top of my shorts, rather than tucked in. I find that suits my body shape. But sometimes I may revert to a half-tuck (tee tucked in the front only) if the waist of the shorts are elasticized.
Here is what the shorts look like on.
My grandma bought these for me for Christmas. I also got some matching tops. One of the tops I featured on the blog a few weeks ago, was purchased to go with the black shorts. So many summer tops have been reduced to $20, so it’s a good time to buy if you need some tops for summer. You can get the monotone top I’m wearing here.
I can be a little self-conscious of my very white legs. To counteract this, I sometimes (when I remember and if I have time) add some Garnier bronzer to my legs. It makes them look a little less stark and I like the added colour.
Have you embraced shorts for summer? Have you found a pair of flattering shorts? Where do you go to get your shorts?
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