Best Shorts for Summer

ikat print shorts

Happy hump day! I hope the beginning of your summer has been filled with warm sunshine and fruity drinks galore! Mine has been all about acclimating to the midwestern heat. Missouri is a crazy state with incredibly hot summers and bitter cold winters. Who would’ve thought? Not me.

I’m super excited to share with you gals these adorable printed shorts! Tulip boutique (link here!) in Kansas City had them on their sale rack a few months back and I couldn’t resist. They’re incredibly light weight and airy for comfort on hot days. Plus, look at that great ruffle detail on the waist band! There’s nothing worse than sitting in a chair and sticking to it! Three tips for choosing shorts for the summer season:

  • Choose cotton or linen fabrics that allow breathability!
  • Don’t buy the size you wish you were, buy the size that’s comfortable. My biggest pet peeve is feeling like I have to keep my stomach sucked in while trying to deal with the heat.
  • Choose a flattering length for your legs. The most flattering length for me is about a 4-5″ inseam. Sometimes I’ll also buy shorts that have a 6-7″ inseam and roll them up, which is really flattering!

native american jewelry

I wore this beautiful turquoise and silver necklace with my shorts and tank! Coral and different shades of blue look really nice together. The necklace came from a Navajo woman in Arizona. My parents were out there visiting the Grand Canyon and many locals were selling their crafts and jewelry to tourists. I thought this was a really beautiful gift from my mom. She felt so bad that I couldn’t go on the family vacation with them!

Leave me a comment with your favorite style of shorts!

-Liz

 

 

34 thoughts on “Best Shorts for Summer

  1. Love these tips- they are exactly what I used to buy shorts this weekend! I went with what I needed rather than what I wanted in terms of size. I tried on 5 in. inseams and feels like my legs looked stout. It really is a guess and check game πŸ™‚ And the ones you are wearing are so cute!
    Emily
    http://darlingdearestblog.com

    • Yay! So glad it helped! It really is a guessing game! I’m 5’8″ so 5″ inseam is actually flattering. Every body type is different!

  2. I’m a southerner. My favs are always jean shorts of all lengths (well not Daisy Dukes). You look really cute in the print though. I’d never choose those, but you make them look great.

    • Thanks, Dawn! I used to wear jean shorts a lot but they would shrink so much in the wash I’d always end up feeling bigger when I tried to put them on haha

  3. Super cute shorts! I totally agree with your comment of buying what you feel comfortable in and not what the tag says for a size. SO true! Such a pretty necklace as well πŸ™‚

    xox,
    Kristin

  4. Loving the printed shorts! I’m a fan of all types of shorts it’s too hard to pick a fave, although, classic denim cut offs are always a good choice.

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