Spring is here! Or at least it was here a couple days ago, and I feel certain it will be back in a minute. And with that in mind. . .
Hemlines are retreating, toes are peeping, skin is showing and it’s nearly time for shorts! Shorts make me so happy! (Almost as happy as jeans, but that’s a different article.). I did a little short shopping this week and there are so many cute styles and colors for spring! There are a myriad of casual shorts, preppy shorts, dressy shorts, beachy shorts. . . I’m telling you, the Short has come a long way in versatility; there’s one for every occasion. And all my favorite shops have a huge variety to choose from. Here are some of my favorites!
First stop is Express where I easily found 8 pairs of shorts I could be in a committed relationship with, BUT I whittled it down to 3 because I know how valuable your time is!
These I love! How fancy! I love making shorts dressy and elegant. I’d put these with a slinky black top and strappy heels, and go on a date with my husband!
I know, I haven’t heard the word ‘skort’ used in many years, either. And I seem to remember it described something not that cute, but THESE, on the other hand are very fun! Skirt in the front, shorts in the back; what’s not to love? And I’m a big fan of the asymmetrical detail in front!
I saw this cute little number in Michael Kors, and I could actually hear the gold studs singing, “Take us straight to Tiffany!” True story.
In my opinion, some of the best all-around shorts come from J. Crew. I’ve been a fan of their chino short for a long time. It wears great and is very flattering. And there is truly one for everyone. This year they have the chino in 10 shades of Spring-y fun colors, AND you can get it in a 3″, 4″, 5″, 7″ or 9″ inseam. Literally, in whatever length you’re most comfortable.
Sometimes, the best pair of shorts isn’t a pair of shorts at all. I am referring, of course, to the cropped pant which gets to enjoy many long hours out of the closet as it takes us seamlessly from Spring thru Summer and into Fall.
The Gap has a great pair of cropped pants that comes in a variety of colors and styles including seersucker (SEERSUCKER!!) I think these work so nicely with sandals or heels or even flip flops and a cute top when it’s a little too chilly for shorts, or shorts aren’t quite right for your event.
White House Black Market also has very cute cropped pants this season! I’m a big fan of this cute utility pant. It’s like a cargo pant, but super lady-like!
So, me and my new shorts will be waiting until the warm weather swings back into Dallas. According to my super-spy weather app, that should hopefully be just in time for Easter weekend! Fingers crossed!