I don’t know about you, but shopping for shorts can be a total pain. It often seems like the only options are to have half your butt-cheeks hangin’ out (did you see my complaint about the shorts in Monday’s post?) or to have shorts down to your knees. No, I don’t think anyone needs to see booty, but my style is also not ‘mature’ enough to warrant wearing Bermuda shorts, even though long shorts are becoming trendy this summer. Ya’ feel the struggle?
This is why I have recently decided that my new favorite place to buy shorts is Loft (or the cheap woman’s version, Loft Outlet). There is this magical little thing called a 4-inch inseam, which is otherwise known as the Goldilocks of shorts—not too short, not too long, just right. And the best part? The majority of Loft and Loft Outlet’s (herein referred to collectively as ‘Loft’) shorts styles come in the 4-inch inseam. So not only does the brand carry super cute styles, but they also sell the majority of their shorts in a length that is oh-so right. Woohoo!
Today’s olive green, eyelet shorts were my first purchase from Loft, and they are still my favorite pair of shorts. The color is surprisingly versatile, and the eyelet adds a fun, summery detail. They also fit really well in my waist! My second major issue with shorts is that they’re often too tight in the booty but too loose in the waist. While this is a common problem for women while shopping for shorts, pants, and pencil skirts, I feel like the issue is exacerbated with shorts for some reason. Not even Loft’s shorts are perfect in this department, but they fit my waist AND booty a heck of a lot better than some of my other shorts.
I love the 4-inch inseam so much that I have completely stopped shaving my legs above that point, and you may have noticed that what little tan I have on my legs is cut off at the 4-inch mark. Coincidence? I think not.
I paired these stylish olive shorts with a simple white tee (knotted to add a little pizzazz), my go-to brown sandals, my favorite dainty gold necklace for summer, and this new leopard circle purse. The purse just came in the mail yesterday, before taking these photos, as a freebee from DSW (I guess you could say my mom and I buy a lot of shoes from there). I linked the exact purse in the widget at the end of this post, but I would never pay $30 for it—it’s kind of on the cheap side. But for free? Obviously I’m not going to turn that down, so I thought I’d link the purse anyway in case you’re interested and want to wait for it to go on sale. It is still cute, after all.
Speaking of sales… Loft can be expensive. But, like all of the shopping I do, I almost exclusively purchase items that are marked down. Below I rounded up some of my favorite Loft shorts available right now (all in the 4-inch inseam, of course), and several of them are on sale! I love that Loft sells such a variety of shorts—my favorite soft loungewear kind, paper-bag waist styles, dressier shorts… They even have navy polka dot shorts! While not from Loft, you guys know how I love my own navy polka dot shorts (styled here, here, and here).
No, Loft did not sponsor this post. Nor do I make any sort of money off of these links. (To be honest, I really think Loft should sponsor me, considering I’m basically a walking advertisement at this point.) But regardless, the point is that I love their shorts, and I wanted to share this with any of you who also struggle with shorts shopping.
Do you have a hard time finding shorts that fit, like me? Where do you like to purchase your shorts? And for all of you who are thinking, “Screw shorts, I can never find a pair that fits,” I wrote a post a few years ago called 5 Alternatives to Shorts that you might like.
I hope you all are having a great Thursday! Isn’t the lavender in these pics super pretty? It bloomed so much since I last took photos here for my loungewear post. In other news, I have sooooo much to do but I’m kinda thinking of channeling Bruno Mars and laying in bed all day “’cause today I don’t feel like doing anything.” What do you think, should I blow off my to-do list? We shall see, we shall see…
Miles of smiles,