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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Modest is Hottest: Shorts

I am a firm believer in less is more.  By less I don't mean less clothing.
I mean less revealing.  It is so hard these days to go shopping for clothing that is not super revealing!
Shorts have a 1 inch inseam, skirts are minis, and even dresses have wide open backs.
In my world, modest is hottest, simple is elegant, and classic is timeless.

So, I've accumulated a list of items that I have or want to add in my closet that would be hot, elegant, and timeless.  I've done my research and put together some pieces at different price points in case any of you are running into the same problem as me.

First up: SHORTS
I have to admit that until this year, I owned one pair of nice shorts!  One!!  I have a soccer body and runner's legs.  Shorts just don't look good on me or at least the wrong ones don't look good on me.
After searching and shopping around and coming to peace with the fact that its okay to spend money on shorts if I'm actually going to wear them, I have found some favorites and added them to my closet!

Disclaimer: You will not see bermuda shorts in my post.  I think they look adorable on some people, but they definitely don't work for me or my body type.  I find that they are only truly flattering on very select body types so I chose not to include them.  However, they would definitely fit the code.


modest shorts




1. JCrew: These shorts are going to cost a little more, but they are worth every penny!  Trust me, I was skeptical, but they are definitely worth it.  If you wait until the store does one of its 50% off campaigns, its not so bad.  They are made of quality fabric, fit well, and last.  Not to mention there are tons of cute colors and patterns.  Another plus: you can decide how long you want the inseam to be ranging from 3"-5"! (I bought the 3" and since they hang on my hip they are definitely modest and appropriate without bunching.  You can see how I styled them here.)

2.  JCrew Factory: These are high quality just like the regular store, but slightly different fabric.  They fit about the same and you still have the option of what length you want the inseam to be.    Because they are factory the price point is a bit lower, but they are not lacking in how long they will last in your wardrobe.  The nice thing about both styles is they are classics!

3.  Old Navy: In years past, Old Navy shorts have been notoriously too short on me.  This year they have come out with a few versions ranging in style from 3"-5" as well.  I love that they came out with classic prints this year, too, as opposed to just plaids and colors.

4.  Ann Taylor Loft: I bought my pair from the outlet, but I know that the store will be just as great if not better in quality.  Loft has super cute prints this year and their inseam is anywhere between 3"- 4 1/2" which is a good length for booty coverage.

5.  Old Navy: I included 2 pair of ON shorts because they are so affordable.  At under $35 a pair (and all the crazy sales that are always happening), anyone can get their hands on these.  Not to mention, ON stepped up their game this year and really came out with some nice shorts.

Which are you loving?


8 comments:

  1. Nice collection of shorts and this will be good for this summer. I love the blue color flower printed one.

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  2. I've been obsessing over shorts too! I can't wait until it's stays warm enough for me to wear them. Unfortunately, that will only happen on the weekends. I love all the ones you picked!!

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  3. I never feel comfortable in shorts, but these are all so cute!

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  4. I agree!!! Less is more in my world too!!! And I love all the shorts you picked especially the printed ones from J.Crew Factory!! So fun!!

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  5. I 100% agree with you. Those clothes are not made for 31 year olds and I succumbed to buying clothes, more my age a while ago. I love Loft shorts, I already bought a couple new pairs this year :)

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  6. I LOVE #2! It definitely seems like shorts are always wayyyy too short. I really love the ones you chose.

    xo,
    Angela

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  7. I can't thank you enough for this post! I have been hunting for a pair of decent shorts!!

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  8. Great post and blog Lindsay! It looks like you are doing some awesome things since Juniata days!
    I hope it's cool, I posted your button on my blog- just started one and will definitely follow you for inspiration! thanks!

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