Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Best. Shorts. Ever.

I envy those of you who can walk into Forever 21 and snatch up a pair of tiny shorts for $10 and go on your way.  Me and my big hips/small waist combination are not so lucky, and it makes shopping for shorts an exercise in endurance and maintaining my self esteem.  However, a few weeks ago I was lucky to stumble on what I think are the best shorts I've ever owned and I decided that the rest of you must know too!

I'm happy to introduce the 5" chino short from the J.Crew factory store

I have the black pair and wear them to death.  They're not too short, not too tight, and just dressy enough that they can go with a dressy top and wedge sandals or a t-shirt and flip flops.  I'll be picking up white and probably the yellow very soon since they're only $29.50.  I did have to go up a size, but for a flattering shape and good price, I got over it very quickly. 

Is there a summer staple in your closet that you think we should all know about?

11 comments

  1. I love me some Jcrew but I can't pull off these pockets with my hips. They always stick out. These colors are great!

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  2. o v cute! i really need a good pair of black shorts! might have to head up to the outlet mall soon.. xoxo jillian:: stop by! i'm hosting a jewelry giveaway

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  3. Those are precious, and I'm going to the beach (and the outlets) next week. Score!

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  4. Those look really cute! Jeans and capris never fit me right due to my short legs/big hips/small waist but for some reason I do better with shorts...guess we all have clothes we struggle with, right? :)

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  5. I have the hardest time finding jeans...I have short legs, a long waist, "muscular" thighs (sounds nicer than "bigger than than they should be"!), and well, some junk in the trunk! (c: I have yet to find a "go to" pair of jeans...these shorts are fantastic, especially because they have so many colors!

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  6. i have the same problem with getting a good fit! i must go get some of these. i've been putting of short shopping so far as i just hate it.

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  7. OK..so I NEVER wear shorts for the exact reasons you described above...I may have to try these...I also heard from a friend that the Gap Boyfriend jeanshorts available in denim and white fit amazing too!
    Maybe shorts are in my future!
    Happy week.
    C

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  8. These are my fav too and I scooped them up at the outlet store. perfect fit,not too short and don't ride up. I want more colors now. :)

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  9. I have the same problem when it comes to shorts! These look fab. xx Sorry for the lack of comments last week - was a tad mad. but i'm back now xx

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  10. I'm right there with you on the waist-to-hip ratio. Thanks for the find!

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