It is high time we talk about shorts. Summer is regrettably almost over (HOW?) but some of us at EHD realized we were still searching for the perfect pair of shorts and the heat will be here into fall. But not just any pair of shorts. We are searching for cute and comfortable shorts that we can wear while WFH or sipping margaritas in our backyards reminiscing about summers past. These shorts must be multi-functional and possibly double as pajamas. THERE ARE NO RULES ANYMORE. We are living through a pandemic so shorts can be work attire, pajamas, and general loungewear right??
If you are in the market and you’ve been also weirdly specific about the shorts you are looking for as of late, I hope some of these picks can do the job. So without further ado..let’s shop shorts.
1. Zoya Tie-Belt Shorts | 2. Hemp Summer Shorts | 3. Pull-On Shorts | 4. Linen Pleated Shorts in Gingham Check | 5. Olympian Blue Hifa Shorts | 6. Mid-Rise Tie-Front Utility Shorts | 7. Papaya Short | 8. Culotte Shorts | 9. Linen Pleated Front Shorts | 10. Doro Tie Belt Short | 11. Semira Sky Tie Belt Shorts | 12. The Easy Chino Short | 13. Mia Loose Shorts | 14. Paloma Shorts | 15. Nova Broderie Shorts | 16. The Brody | 17. Miriam Hemp Wide Leg Spot Print Shorts | 18. Lottie Shorts
When searching for comfortable shorts via the internet I focused on two things: fabric and customer reviews. I’ve found that cotton and linen are the most breathable fabrics and anything with elastic waist is going to be a bit more forgiving. #2 #5 #6 #12 and #17 all have elastic waistbands and are super cute options for a day at home catching up on Outlander (my new favorite hobby). #3 is an EHD all-time favorite after so many of us purchased when Arlyn recommended them last year and #6 has great reviews.
Now let’s move on to denim!
1. Frayed Hem Shorts | 2. 501 Mid Thigh Short | 3. Indigo Upcycled Denim Shorts | 4. Relaxed Denim Shorts | 5. The Denim Short | 6. High Waist Shorts | 7. Niels Short | 8. Premium Blue Denim Mom Shorts | 9. The Cut Offs | 10. 90s Boyfriend Denim Short | 11. Good Curve Short | 12. Cecilia Classic Short | 13. Vintage 501 Levi Shorts | 14. Cheeky Short | 15. High Rise Distressed Jean Shorts
You might be thinking denim shorts are NOT comfortable but I think of myself as somewhat of a denim connoisseur and I can’t imagine life without a good pair of denim cutoffs. I have gone through many denim shorts in my day and have to actively refrain from buying vintage Levi’s shorts from Etsy, so I’ve found out a thing or two from my years of purchasing these bad boys. First, If you are buying nonstretch denim (a.k.a. 100% cotton) and are used to stretch denim, definitely size up for the best and most comfortable fit. Secondly, you should always always always measure your waist, hips, and thighs and compare to the product measurements. This will ensure the best fit and save you from the awful returns process. That said, stretch denim shorts will always be the most comfortable option. #9 #11 #12 and #15 are all stretch denim and will allow more movement and be more forgiving post a lunch burrito. Something like #2 or #4 would be more rigid (so size up!) but they have a good amount of legroom and have great reviews.
Alright, that’s all the shorts talk I have for you today. You know I am DYING to know if you have any favorite shorts at the moment so please share in the comments. Happy Saturday and happy shopping. xx
Opener Image Credit: Photo by Veronica Crawford | From: Turns Out My “Uptown Prairie” Style Is All Over The Internet (And Affordable, Too)