Surefire Shorts

Hey, everyone! One of my biggest pet peeves about the fashion world is the difficulty of finding shorts.  It seems like shorts these days are just being cut…TOO short. With summer well underway, here are my picks for shorts that don’t have an absurd inseam:

1. High-waist jean cuff shorts

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I own these shorts in stone wash and they are SO CUTE.  These shorts are incredibly high-waisted and they look amazing with crop tops. The only sad part is the price point; I actually scored the pair I have off of eBay.  If you know what size you are in American Apparel brand, I recommend scouring eBay for shorts like these! You might be able to find a great deal.  In the meantime, I’m saving up funds to get more pairs.

2. Satin pocket shorts

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These shorts are sleek and comfy. The elastic waistband ensures further durability (aka: these shorts may withstand a fluctuating waistline).  Probably a worthwhile investment.

3. Chambray shorts

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For an airier alternative to denim, these chambray shorts are the way to go.  The silhouette is very feminine; it looks like a skirt on the model! The only downside: these shorts don’t have pockets, but pairing this outfit with a pocketed cardigan is an easy solution.

4. Cuffed high-waisted shorts

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I also own these shorts and I love them! They’re extremely comfortable, and the zipper in the back is an edgy touch. At under $20, they’re also highly affordable.  I strongly recommend these.

5. Multi-button shorts

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Multi-button shorts add a retro charm to any outfit.  These shorts from Modcloth are a must!

6. Ripped-edge shorts

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Finally, if you’re looking for that cutoff look without the cutoff length, these shorts from Topshop are a good option.  The ends are frayed, but these shorts will still give you full coverage.

That’s all for now! Remember: if you find shorts that fit you in all the right places, it’s probably a good idea to buy more than one pair! That way, if something happens to your first pair, you have extras on hand to last you weeks on end.  I hope you guys liked these options; I’m curious to hear your thoughts.  Leave comments below!



  1. July 9, 2015 / 11:05 am

    I definitely appreciate this. Nowadays, a gal has to put in a lot of thought and effort to evaluate if a pair of shorts is an appropriate length or not…and don’t get me started on skirts

    • July 9, 2015 / 11:20 am

      Yes! It’s so frustrating. Finding a trustworthy pair shouldn’t be such an arduous process. I’m hoping to feature these shorts in upcoming outfit posts. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts! xoxo

  2. July 20, 2015 / 12:07 pm

    Totally agree with you! Last week I was looking for a pair of shorts but everything looked like lingerie to me. those shorts were way too SHORT!
    The Color Palette

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