Monday, July 6, 2009

Wishlist: Cuffed short

Here's a strange confession...up until this year I hated wearing shorts. I can't really say I love wearing them now, but I'm less willing to get swamp ass in a pair of jeans during a Georgia heatwave (if you don't know what I'm talking about, you're a lucky individual.) Shorts always seemed kind of juvenile to me, but now I'm wearing them every chance I get because they truly are more comfortable during the summer (who knew?!)
I'm really like the cuffed shorts that have popped up everywhere this season because they lend a kind of indie, laid back vibe to an outfit. Here's my under $100 wishlist...
If you're in the need for some dress shorts, these slate grey ones might be the ticket.
Allendale $89
via Ben Sherman
The hardware and light color of this pair feel edgy but still accessible.
Obey Women's summer in the city shorts (faded blue) $71
via 80's purple
These are the perfect pair of every day shorts in a soft color.
Baby Blue shorts $30.99
via Ruche
These are the perfect hot weather, running errands kind of shorts.
Marina Cuffed Short with Tie Belt $19.80
via Forever 21
You can wear this lightweight linen short cuffed or long. I'm all about options.
Stripe Linen Beach Short $58
via JCrew
If you prefer a longer length, why not go for a tailored look?
Classic dark wash denim cuffed short $69
via Banana Republic
I can't get enough of stripes, especially blue and white nautical inspired pattern.
Striped button-tab shorts $24.99 (from 29.50)
via Gap
If you've noticed an increase in wish lists lately, it may or may not have a little something to do with my upcoming birthday. Just saying.
So, are you shorts kind of person or did you leave them behind with braces and acne?

{BB Dakota dress giveaway ends tomorrow afternoon. There's still time to enter!}

37 comments:

Morgan said...

Yes for shorts! If I'm not in a sundress, I'm definitely in shorts.

Ginger said...

I just started wearing shorts again too! I won't go any shorter than bermudas, however;)Those BR denim shorts are adorable!

Elizabeth Marie said...

I have to say I'm not 100% sure of the shorts thing, but I think it's just because I'm not sure they're flattering on me, and I can't help but feel like an 8th grader! I do like the "dress short" idea though as a fresh alternative!

Iva said...

I really like shorts! BUT I never wear them!! I wish I did because they really are cute!! I really like that first pair and the Marina Cuffed Short with Tie Belt! Really nice!!

naphtali said...

I have to agree, short have never been my favorite. Luckily we now live in the Pacific Northwest...and can get away with avoiding too much heat. That being said, these are great and are swaying me to put on a pair this upcoming weekend. Hmm.

Kristen Sara said...

I'm usually not a shorts person either... but I do have a few pairs I am getting used to wearing. My favorite cuffed shorts are actually from Target. The best $10 I ever spent!

Simply Mel said...

"Swamp Ass" - I so don't miss this at all!
You always make me laugh...

Love the short varieties!

Kristin said...

LOVE the first ones. Now I just need to got back on the Jillian Michaels train of pain.

Southern Aspirations said...

Yay for Jillian...Yeah, I'm not a shorts person. Not a flattering look on me and I feel 8. Or, I see someone wearing an unflattering shapeless t-shirt and jeans shorts and that makes me swear off shorts for another few years. That said, you've managed to find some great options (no surprise there!). In fact, may have to pick up option 1. Otherwise, linen trousers, sundresses, and skirts for me.

ticklishfromadistance said...

Really love these. Especially the first pair. Good choices. xox g.

bananas. said...

"SWAMP ASS"?!?! OMG...seriously that is effin funny. i hope to never experience that.

flynn said...

becuase of the aforementioned ah, ... humidity, j-u-s-t bought my first pair since gymnastics. i think they've gotten cuter recently! mine are blue and white striped and are as long as my pencil skirts and i kind of love them, 'cause i'm not comfortable enough with myself for shorter ones.

erin said...

i've never been much a shorts girl either, but those baby blues have definitely caught my eye!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

LUV-3x the Ruche pair!
The details are eye candies...

Fab week! ~XO*

jess@noelmarie said...

I could get after all of these. I'm thinking of cutting off a pair of my jeans and making some.

Rachel said...

Definitely agree with most comments on here about not being into shorts.. unless they are the bermuda kind. I don't think even if you have the legs, a woman past a certain age should be wearing them short. Your finds are perfect though!

Beth Cyr said...

hm. i hate shorts. some body types just aren't built for them. mine is one of them. short legs and a big booty, not so great in shorts - i'll take a great dress any day though... oh and yes, I know allll about georgia swamp ass, especially after sitting for 30 hours in the 95+ degree heat during athfest! no 'breathable' chair will prevent that....

.38 said...

dont like shorts when they're on my body, but i like the idea of them...some women were really built to wear skirts and i am one of them. :-)

drollgirl said...

i don't think i look so hot in shorts, but these are SO CUTE!!!! i tend to go for the summer dresses and skirts. i love them, but when walking around a lot the sweaty leg (RUBBING THIGHS!) thing is kind of irritating! maybe it is time to go back to shorts! ;)

p.s. i am guessing you are a fellow leo?!?!? or maybe not.

Felicia|DaLipstickBandit said...

sooooo cute!!

jen said...

I've been anti-shorts til this year too! I'm coming around to the comfort thing.

Sam said...

The Baby blue shorts and the one with the model wearing the yellow/ orange top are my faves but really they are ALL pretty snazzy!Your Summer sounds like a Sydney Summer - unbearably hot!

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

I love the first pair. I'm more of a skirt person but once in while, I see cute shorts that are dressy and flattering (like the first pair you posted) and have to buy them.

Hanako66 said...

great picks!

I just bought a pair of dark denim cuffed shorts....LIVED in them this weekend!

TERI REES WANG said...

I had thought everyone naturally wore shorts, until one day some little South of France hottie, said..."No"..."Never".

So, I took another look at my own, and realized she was exercising her feminine side = Sarongs.

I found out, much later that I always look good in a long-slim-cut-short = everyone looks good from the knees down. So there! ;P

Gabbi said...

No, I agree I agree... shorts are necessary, especially here in California. It gets unbearably humid and hot in the summer. My favorite kind are the ones made of thin cotton material that I wear when lounging around the house. Really like those Allendale $89 ones, but that's so expensive to me! I hate paying anything over $30 for shorts... you'd think since it's less fabric it'd be cheaper right??? :)

Haven and Home said...

If I liked my legs more then I would be buying those slate shorts right now..to die for!

Le Owl said...

love those shorts from Ruche. yes please. too cute...

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I totally feel the same way as you. I never really liked wearing shorts. Especially since I've entered my mid-late twenties. Last year I started out with bermuda's and then this year I'm at standard shorts. Like I use to wear when I was little. I'm not going to lie I'm totally loving them now. So easy to wear in the summer.

Just saw yesterday's post and how amazing is B! I love the way the artwork turned out. Martha would be proud!

Savvy Mode SG said...

i like the first pair for the polish and the last pair for the casual chic.

Gina said...

Forever21 and Target has the best(and cheapest) shorts for the summer~! Love your selection! Very down and out chic!!!
I've also joined this boat...esp. since I can't fit into my jeans anymore. (Thank goodness it's summer!)

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

oooo. Ok, I'm in love with all of them

K8 said...

I love shorts, especially when it is hot outside. I have to say not I really want a pair of shorter cuffed shorts (my jean Bermuda's are all cuffed).

Laura Trevey said...

I am with you... I usually prefer pants, even in the hot weather... but I love the baby blue shorts!!

xo Laura

CC. said...

i saw a girl with the cutest shorts on today. now i want a pair! thanks for the recommendations!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

I LIVE in my Zara overdyed, cuffed jean shorts. Love this look!

Diana said...

i wish i was wearing any of these today! it's so hot!

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