I’m working on a short and sweet series called “Summer Wardrobe” for the blog, focusing on some summertime essentials for your closet! And because it’s already in the mid-nineties here in Raleigh, we’re starting with shorts.
I went on a mission to find great shorts about a month or so ago and am happy to report I found some great options. I’d describe my body type as curvy with a larger butt and thighs but a smaller waist. One of the main things I look for when shopping for shorts is to find something that won’t ride up my thighs that requires constant readjusting throughout the day!
So here are the four initial pairs I went with.
AG ripped hem shorts. These were most definitely a spurge but I found them to be pretty much perfect the second I put them on. They kick out at the thigh a slight bit so they don’t ride up, they are a nice rise to hold everything in without being too high, and I love the wash. I’ve already worn these quite a bit and I’m sure that will continue all summer long.
Madewell button fly shorts. I love Madewell denim, as you know, and was really pleased with these shorts. I have found that they stretch quite a bit so I would actually recommend sizing down in case you are between sizes. I’m between a 30 and 29 right now and 29 fit me very comfortably. They have a cuff at the ends and cute buttons that you can show off with a shirt front tuck.
H&M paper bag waist shorts. I was hesitant about the paper bag waist trend as it often was paired up with wide-leg pants. I wondered if wide-leg pants would make me look even wider in the bottom, but I think (given the right cut) it can actually be really flattering. These shorts were a great price (under $25!) and look adorable with a basic tee.
Target Universal Thread shorts. I found two pairs of Universal Thread shorts that were winners. One has a button fly, very similar to Madewell but at a much lower price point, and the other has a bit of distressing with a cuff at the ends. Both of these shorts feel a bit thicker than either AG or Madewell, but that isn’t a bad thing. They have some stretch in them and are very comfortable to wear. Of the two, I probably wear the distressed shorts more but both would be great options for your summer wardrobe!
I’m sharing a lot of my summer clothing finds over on Instagram and Instagram stories, so follow along if you aren’t already!