SLIMMING HIGH WAISTED SHORTS -- UNDER $25

SHORTS: H&M -- TOP: JCREW (old), SIMILAR -- SHOES: SAM EDELMAN -- CLUTCH: HAZEL & OLIVE -- BRACELET: DY -- BRACELET: HERMES -- NECKLACE: BAUBLEBAR

IT’S FINALLY SUMMER, AND SHORTS ARE IN FULL SWING. IF YOU LIVE SOMEWHERE THAT GETS A LITTLE WARMER (LIKE DALLAS), THEN SHORTS HAVE PROBABLY BEEN IN YOUR EVERYDAY WARDROBE A LITTLE LONGER THEN JUST THE PAST FEW WEEKS. WITH AS MANY PAIRS OF SHORTS AS I HAVE, I STILL FEEL LIKE I ALWAYS WANT AND NEED MANY MORE. A STYLE OF SHORTS THAT I HADN’T FOUND UNTIL RECENTLY THOUGH IS A SHORT THAT ACTUALLY PUTS OFF A SLIMMING EFFECT. IT’S EASY TO THROW ON A PAIR OF SHORTS, BUT DO YOU ALWAYS FEEL GREAT IN THEM? FOR ME THAT WOULD BE A, NO.

IF YOU HAVEN’T NOTICED BY NOW, BLACK SEEMS TO BE THE COLOR I MIGRATE TOWARDS THE MOST. WHETHER IT BE TEES, LEGGINGS, BLOUSES, OR SHOES, BLACK IS JUST A COLOR THAT LOOKS GREAT ON EVERYONE! AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SUMMER, I WAS TRYING TO FIND A PAIR OF SHORTS TO GIVE ME A SLIMMER LOOK AND FEEL. I CAME ACROSS THE PAIR SHOWN ABOVE AND WAS SURPRISED WITH THE WAY THEY FIT AND ALSO WITH THE WAY THEY LOOKED ON. THEY ALMOST HAVE A SILKY COTTON FEEL, SO THEY ARE VERY SOFT. THEY HAVE POCKETS ON EACH SIDE, AND THE TOP IS SCRUNCHED A LITTLE WITH A TIE-BELT. THEY ALSO HAVE A ZIPPER UP THE BACK SO THEY DON’T COME OFF AS TOO CASUAL. LASTLY, AND THE MAIN REASON I DIDN’T HESITATE TO TRY THEM ON, IS THAT THEY ARE UNDER $25!

WHEN YOU HOLD THEM UP ON THE HANGER, THEY SEEM LONGER AND A TAD SLOUCHY. IN INSTANCES LIKE THIS, I CANNOT PREACH ENOUGH FOR YOU TO TRY THINGS ON! I AM THE FIRST TO ADMIT THAT I AM BAD ABOUT TRYING THINGS ON, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO BOTTOMS, WHERE YOU ALSO HAVE TO TAKE YOUR SHOES OFF. WHETHER YOU END UP LOVING OR HATING THE PIECE, AT LEAST YOU TRIED. I ENDED UP LOVING THE WAY THESE FIT AND BEGAN THINKING OF FUN WAYS TO STYLE THEM.

THE STYLE IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT, SO I HAD TO ACTUALLY TRY ON A FEW TOPS WITH THEM ONCE I GOT HOME. LIKE MANY TIMES, WHAT LOOKS GOOD IN MY HEAD DOESN’T LOOK GREAT ONCE IT’S ON. ONE OF MY FAVORITE LOOKS I STYLED WITH THEM WAS HOW I’VE STYLED THEM ABOVE. SINCE THE SHORTS ARE SOLID, I THOUGHT A TOP WITH A LITTLE SOMETHING ON IT WOULD ADD TO THE SLIMMING APPEAL OF THE SHORTS. I LOVE SOME GOOD STRIPES, AND THE HORIZONTAL STRIPE WITH THE LONGER LENGTH AND SCRUNCHED TOP OF THE SHORTS LOOKED FUN. I ADDED SOME PRETTY SIMPLE JEWELRY AND MY FAVORITE LACE-UP CHUNKY HEEL, WHICH I HAVE SHOWED Y’ALL BEFORE. THE HEELS DO MAKE THE LOOK DRESSIER, BUT ADDING THE EXTRA LENGTH TO YOUR LEGS WHEN YOU’RE WORKING TOWARDS A SLIMMER LOOK, IS EASY AND NOTICEABLE.

I ALSO STLYED THEM A FEW OTHER WAYS, WHICH ARE NOT PICTURED BUT ARE ALL SUPER EASY! (MESSAGE OR COMMENT BELOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE OTHER WAYS TO STYLE THEM, I WOULD LOVE TO SEND THESE LOOKS YOUR WAY) THE SECOND WAY I STYLED THE SHORTS WAS WITH A TUCKED IN GRAPHIC TEE, GLADIATOR SANDALS, A FEW CHUNKY LEATHER AND METAL BRACELETS, AND A MESSY BUN. THIS WOULD BE THE MOST CASUAL WAY TO GO, BUT STILL SUPER CUTE WITH A FUN ROCKER EDGE. NEXT I STYLED THEM TO LOOK MORE LIKE A ROMPER. I PAIRED THE SAME TANK AS THE STRIPED ONE ABOVE, BUT IN SOLID BLACK AND TUCKED IT IN. THEN ADDED A SIMPLE PAIR OF LEATHER FLIP-FLOPS, A BRACELET OR TWO, AND A LONG TASSLE NECKLACE. THE ALL BLACK KEEPS THE LOOK SIMPLE, CLASSY, AND EXTRA SLIMMING. THE LAST LOOK I PLAYED AROUND WITH WAS A BIT MORE CHIC. I SWAPPED OUT THE TIE BELT AND ADDED A TAN LEATHER BELT BECAUSE THE SHORTS HAVE BELT LOOPS. I THEN THREW ON A SIMPLE WHITE SHORT SLEEVED BLOUSE, A LIGHT COLORED BLAZER, GRABBED A CLUTCH AND A SIMPLE PAIR OF BLACK HEELS. ALL FOUR LOOKS ARE SO SIMPLE AND ALL SO DIFFERENT, SHOWING JUST HOW VERSATILE THESE SHORTS REALLY ARE.

FINDING A PIECE THAT IS EASY TO MIX AND MATCH AND ALSO ADDS A LITTLE EXTRA SOMETHING TO YOUR LOOK, LIKE A SLIMMING EFFECT, IS ALWAYS A GOOD BUY. SEND ANY GOOD ONES YOU HAVE MY WAY! THE LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND IS SO CLOSE!

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