I haven’t worn non-athletic shorts since my age was in the single digits due to my German heritage and stocky lower body. I am not overweight by any means; I just have thighs that love to accumulate muscle and that cupcake I ate yesterday! It would expand my summer wardrobe so much if I had some shorts to pair with all my cute tanks. At this point I’ve stopped even trying shorts on in stores because it can just be a dreadful experience, so having some pointers on the best stores to try could help me out a ton. –Short on Shorts
I totally feel you on this. The short-shorts and skinny jeans trends have not been particularly kind to those of us with larger thighs. Finding a style that actually fits is difficult; finding a pair that doesn’t resemble sausage casing is nearly impossible. The key word, though, is nearly. It takes a little extra work, but your short soulmates are out there, I promise. Here are a few tips to help you find them… Keep reading »
Chambray is like denim’s svelte, attractive cousin — a better clothing companion in the warm months than a pair of bulky jeans. And, chambray translates well as a great fabric for shirts, rompers, skirts and more. It’s breathable, lightweight and looks super good against tan skin. Try these 10 chambray pieces on for size.
Rashida Jones was on “The Today Show” the other day to talk up the return of “Parks and Rec” (yay!) and she wore this cute and casual shorts ensemble. We like the unique printed blouse and the turquoise shorts, and think this is a perfect spring look if you work in a casual office. Check out how we stole her style after the jump.
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I’ve always had a problem with pants and skirts that come with a belt attached. I feel like these garments represent a significant step toward the downfall of civilization. I mean, if we can’t even choose our own belt and loop it through a few belt holes how will we feed ourselves and solve the global warming crisis? When I saw these shorts with suspenders attached, well, that’s when I knew there was no hope for mankind. [$137, Pink Mascara]
I’m kind of obsessed with this embarrassing photo of Bill Clinton and Al Gore from the ’90s. I happen to think the former president was, is, and always will be a stone cold fox. I refuse to be ashamed! Nothing is sexier than a man with brains, clout, and a history of infidelity. Am I right, ladies? Oh … is that Al Gore’s …. nevermind. [Buzzfeed]
Wearing shorts in the middle of the fall or winter can be a little tricky for some. But I’m here to tell you that it’s really as easy as wearing a skirt or dress during the colder months. All you have to remember are a few simple rules, for lack of a better word. First, and this is a biggie, you have to create a continuous line of color from the shorts to your legs or your legs to your shoes or from shoes to legs to shorts. Also, wear something that skims the body on top to avoid any boxiness. It can be a fitted top, sweater, or even a jacket that highlights the waist. In addition, if you’re going for a light pair of shorts, then balance out the color while making it season appropriate with a darker neutral. But in this instance, if you choose black then don’t also add in gray and brown or vice versa. See these rules in practice with the two shorts for cold weather looks I put together. Keep reading »