The Long and Short Of It.

Blouse: co/Oasap
Shorts: Shopko $18
Necklace: Rue21 $8
Wedges: ROSS $20




We have been getting a lot of questions lately about how to wear long shorts and not look/feel like a frump. Oh boy, do we understand this question. Long shorts are just one of those things that are a little bit difficult to get just right, but are such a necessity to the modest dresser in the summer. So, I have taken it upon myself to attempt to perfect long-short-styling, and in the process, I have come up with a couple of tips on how wear long shorts the right way. So, here is the long and short of it: (Get it? Like long, shorts, the subject of this post? YES I have been dying to type that.)

Tips on Wearing Long Shorts (according to the PLA)

  • Tip #1: Get the right fit! A big reason long shorts can look frumpy is that they are too often boxy/flarey/wide. I recommend staying away from shorts like these. They will do you no favors. Your long shorts should follow the line of your leg, like skinny jeans, or skinny shorts, if you will. However, this does not mean skin-tight. We don’t want to count the change in your pockets.
  • Tip #2: Try wearing a nude shoe to add length to your leg when wearing long shorts. If you really wanna have it goin on, go with wedges to add even more length and to add some sass to your long shorts outfit.
  • Tip #3: Embrace color/pattern! This tip will keep you far far away from looking like a park ranger or camp counselor (ya know, in the dreaded khaki boxy shorts).

Now, the real good stuff… where to buy shorts that follow these rules, each under $25.

1 – $17.60 at Kohl’s (worn here in the 2nd to last picture)
 4 – $17.99 at Shopko (worn above… SO many good ones at Shopko)
Do you have any other tips for wearing long shorts? Any places you know that sell the perfect long shorts? Please share! Don’t short us! (Yes, I could do short puns ALL DAY.)
xo, S
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