Shorts for Summertime (& a giveaway)

I don't really talk about fashion very often on my blog but lately I've had shorts on my mind. I typically stick to dresses in the summer but this year I've been a lot more into shorts-- the only issue is finding the perfect pair. If a pair is too long they make my legs appear short, if a pair is too short-- well that's just not cute on anyone. I'm linking up for Trending Tuesday to share this post today!


The nice thing about being on the shorter side is that shorts that normally might be too short on others, are the perfect appropriate length on me. 

I have a pair of patterned shorts I got from Forever 21 last year that I love-- mainly because they're extremely comfortable, plus they're black & white, so even though they have a pattern, any color top will match! F21 is great because you can get more trendy items and they're inexpensive, so if they're out of style or you're not into them the following year it's not a huge loss.




J Crew is another great option when it comes to shorts because not only do they have dozens of different colors and prints-- they come in different lengths!


Where is your favorite place to shop for shorts? I like to stock up once summer has been in full swing for a while because you're more likely to come across some pretty good deals or coupon codes! J Crew currently has 40% off shorts! 



And because it's the third week in July that means another Christmas in July giveaway! This week you have the chance to win a gift card to Victoria's Secret. You could stock up on some shorts or use it for whatever you like!

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35 comments

  1. I have shorts from a few different places.. Love dresses in the summer but when comfort calls shorts are the best option.. I hav an issue though, they usually ride up.. I finally found my perfect pair from Levis at Target. They have them in black, cream and white..! They are not tooooooo short and not too long..! I am obsessed!

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  2. I know what you mean about shorts - it's like jeans so hard to find the perfect pair!! I bought a pair from Ann Taylor and have been wearing them like it's going out of style lol! I find the J.Crew ones ride up a bit on me...but that's just me lol!

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  3. It is definitely to find great pairs of shorts! I have a few from J.Crew that I love and a comfy denim pair, but the hardest ones to find are those fun ones. Loving your picks from F21! xo

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  4. Your picks from Forever 21 look really cute! I haven't been there in forever so I should probably check them out.

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  5. oh shorts are the bane of my existence. even if they arent 'too short' they look it because i'm kinda tall. i get most of my shorts from target or old navy because they have longer inseams. F21 has such cute shorts but they never fit right on me!

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  6. Oh I basically search anywhere, high and lo, all summer and find a great pair at the end of August.

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  7. Loving those printed shorts! I'm super short so I usually get all of my shorts at Hollister. They fit me so well and are pretty comfy!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  8. I'm loving shorts this year too! I love my Target ones :) Cute prints and they fit me just like the J Crew chinos.

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  9. Believe it or not Ive found some cute summer shorts at Kohl's for less than $20. and who doesn't love a Christmas in July?

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  10. Shorts are something I've become more comfortable with this year too! I have a couple pair of cuffed jean shorts that I've been loving most :) I want to get some colored ones though!

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  11. I am picky on where my shorts lands on my leg. Chunky thigh problems :)
    I love Old Navy's shorts... online. They have different lengths on there.

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  12. I've been searching for the perfect pair of denim shorts all summer and cannot find them!!! Love the flowy ones from Forever 21, so comfortable and can't beat the prices at that store!

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  13. I'm definitely more of a dress or skirt kind of girl, I have an hourglass kind of shape plus I'm pretty tall so shorts can look really unflattering. The ones I do like have mostly come from F21 or H&M. I love the way J Crew shorts look, but they never fit my body!

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  14. I tend to stick to maxi dresses too. I think Kohl's sometimes has great shorts. I don't like them too be too short.

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  15. I'm a big fan of J Crew's shorts too but I tend to mostly stick to dresses!

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  16. I love the 5' shorts from J.Crew, I snagged a pair on major sale a few weeks ago for $10 bucks! I'm also a recent Old Navy convert. I found a great black pair from them for $8.

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  17. I should check out J Crew for shorts. Different lengths would be great I've got to watch with the shorter shorts because my legs are long and it is not super appropriate for a mother of three! lol XO

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  18. I swear by shorts from Old Navy and Banana Republic - they always seem to be the right length on me since I need to hide my thighs! :)

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  19. All I wear are shorts and dresses in the summer! They're my standard uniform. This is random but how do you make the picture collages on Shopstyle? I can't figure that website out!

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  20. I used to hate wearing shorts. Mostly because I hated my legs. But I've since learned to embrace them (both my shorts and legs) and love them with a long sleeve shirt. Or tank. Or anything really. :)

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  21. good lord have mercy; when you mention shorts CLEARLY i think j crew. :)

    thanks for linking up!!

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  22. I'm so fussy when it comes to shorts!
    I'm simply loving your Forever21 picks!

    Much love. xx
    http://christiestakeonlife.blogspot.com.au/

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  23. i've been buying shorts now too since they're on sale! love getting cheap shorts at american eagle right now.

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  24. i absolutely LOOOOVE the victoria's secret PINK sweat pants. love love love them.

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  25. I'm short as well so I have the same problem when it comes to shorts. I've basically given up trying to find a pair of bermuda shorts that don't make my legs look stubby. I do like the petite section of J Crew for shorts and Forever 21 is always a great option. Love all of your J Crew picks!!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  26. love those shorts! i pretty much get all of my bras from VS. What a great giveaway!

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  27. These are all so cute. I have a few pairs of shorts (favorite are black) but haven't even worn them this year! I'm such a sucker for dresses that I forget about them!

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  28. My favorite thing to buy at Victoria's secret is bathing suits! But I also love work out clothes, bras, basically everything!

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  29. I surprisingly just found a pair of short at JC Penney that I love! They are comfy and not too short (which is always a problem). I actually found them through the suggestion of another blogger

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  30. I am still rocking some of my Abercrombie shorts from like my college days...probably time to upgrade right?

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  31. Dresses are usually my go-to in the summer, but this summer I have been loving the loose, flowy shorts trend! I found a super cute pair of coral lace ones at Macy's. Love the ones you picked from F21!

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  32. Gosh I could live in shorts. I have the opposite problem though. I am so tall that I have to be careful about which shorts I buy! Gap/Old Navy/J Crew are my favorite places to purchase shorts :) And for the giveaway, I love the VS Pink undies!

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  33. I love VS bras the most I think...but I also love their perfumes! I have so many I won't need to buy any for like 5+ years I'm sure!

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