HIIIII. Wow, I have been gone for way too long. Lots has happened since I’ve posted last, but that update will be coming in a #girltalk post probably sometime next week (yas). Most importanly, it’s SUMMMMAA TIMEEE. Which means jean shorts season. Let me let y’all in on a secret: my favorite shorts for under $80.
high-rise distressed shorts | run a little small, I’m wearing a UK size 4
black high-rise shorts | run TTS, I’m wearing a 26
mid-rise boyfriend shorts | run TTS, I’m wearing a size 26
So no matter the style, I’ve got a pair for ya. Jean shorts have always been my summer uniform and this year is no different. I’ve added a few pairs to my collection this year and I’ve been wearing the heck out of them. Would y’all be interested in some easy throw-on-and-go jean shorts outfits? Let me know!
Some of my favorite places for jean shorts:
Abercrombie & Fitch (hey, don’t knock it till ya try it!)
HAPPY TO BE BACK. MISSED MY LIL CORNER OF THE WEB. TILL NEXT TIME!
I know what you’re thinking. Ew, no. How am I ever supposed to look cute in mom jeans? I could never pull those off blah blah blah. Well, I’m here to tell you that you can and will be able to pull them off after reading this post. I was one of those skeptics but once I found the right pair and figured out how to style them, things were AMAZING. So amazing in fact, that they are now my most worn pair of jeans in my closet. HUUGE FAN. I’m never turning back!
bodysuit // jeans // boots
The ultimate key to pulling off mom jeans is to balance out the looser fit with something tighter on top. If you arne’t a fan of tighter tops or bodysuits, I say a cropped shirt will do the trick too. Showing off that figure is what makes the jeans work. Frumpy with frumpy is what’s not gonna make them work. So stick to cropped or form-fitting on top. My favorite way to style mom jeans is with a bodysuit. I always find the best ones at Forever 21 or Boohoo, NastyGal, Asos, places like that. I’ll link some of my favorite bodysuits below.
Now onto the good stuff: these jeans. They’re on sale right now (don’t you love that) for under $30 so please snatch up a pair! I actually cut off the hem of mine for a distressed look and I love the way they turned out. Once you break them in, they’re the best. Super comfy and they can be super flattering (if you style them right). Basically what I’m saying is go get you a pair of mom jeans: they really are all the rage right now!
Alright y’all, hear me out. Cropped jeans– your new fall staple. Trust me on this. I have to admit I was a little bit nervous to hop on this train but hey, I did it, and I sure am glad. They’re definitely going to be a staple in my closet this fall. I feel like they elevate any casual look. Did I mention they’re hella comfy? Yeah, let me show ya how to rock these things.
jeans | platform sneakers (similar) | tee | sunglasses | earrings | crossbody
I wanted to keep the entire outfit simple so I just paired the jeans with a keyhole cut out tee (is that what you even call it lol) front-tucked to show off the buttons. This tee has been one of my faves this summer and fall. It’s so great to be able to style it for any season. I’ve done it with jeans, a denim skirt, denim shorts, black skirt… you name it and I’ve probably paired the two together lol.
Given the shorter length of the jeans, I felt like I needed a shoe with some height. These fun platform sneakers were a steal at $22 from my local Dillard’s outlet. I’m still sneaker crazy y’all — sorry not sorry about it. A platform sandal would be another good option too!
These bad boys are Free People and they’re hella comfy. The button detail on the front is so fun and I also love the seams up the front (they lengthen your legs). They’re under $80 and well worth it. I found a pair very similar under $40 which I’ll link below for y’all!
Lots of love,
PS: How amazing are these pics? Shouts to my pal, Elie for em! Y’all have to go check out this portfolio here (insta) and here (website)!