Your One Stop For Affordable, Luxe-Looking Shorts

Summer is (unofficially) here! So, let shorts season begin. My friends, I walked into an old favorite store recently (on this tour of West County Center). I got a feeling I haven’t had in a while. I wanted one of everything. Let’s just say, I had to exercise some serious restraint. Everything in the store, especially the shorts, were fabulous and priced so affordably.

I’ll be sharing the style I bought, and I’ve already worn tomorrow on the blog. Want a sneak peek? Check out this Instagram post. Today, I’ve rounded up all the styles I also wanted to bring home with me.

Shorts Season

Shorts Season Selections:

Brown shorts | White shorts | Rust shorts

Green shorts | Denim shorts

Cycling shorts | Print shorts | Belted shorts

What’s your favorite shorts style this season? I’m especially loving cycling shorts and all the high-waisted styles.

How to Suit up in Shorts this Spring

Who said blazers were reserved for the office? I certainly love to add a blazer to my wear-everywhere style, even in the spring and summer. I just choose lightweight blazers (as seen here and here) this time of year. This spring, one of my favorite ways to rock a blazer is with matching shorts. Yes, the shorts suit is back. I’m thrilled because there’s something so sophisticated, sharp, and playful about shorts suits.

Leith Shorts Suit

What I’m wearing:

Blazer | Shorts | Tee

Shorts suit trend:

1. Blazer/Shorts | 2. Blouse/Shorts | 3. Blazer/Shorts | 4. Blazer/Shorts

This Festive Top is Under $20!

I just love holiday season style. From parties to special events, tis the season to get glam. So, bring on all things sparkly and velvety! Ultimately, my holiday season style is about making special statements. And, today’s featured look includes some statement-making pieces. From a festive top that’s sheer with all-over dots to luxe-looking velvet shorts, these items exude holiday season glam. And, the best part? These standout pieces are under $25. The top is only $15.90.

Festive top

Sheer dot top ($15.90) | Velvet shorts (on sale, $24.95) | Velvet blazer c/o (similar) | Gucci belt

Fenty Beauty Stunna lip paint

Location: New mural at Good Fortune in Tower Grove

Shop holiday season styles:

For more velvety looks, see here and here.

12 Sophisticated Ways to Wear Shorts Right Now

Shorts season is certainly here. And, while I love my denim cutoffs and cuffed jeans, sometimes the occasion calls for something a bit more polished and sophisticated. And, shorts can deliver on that too. Here are 12 sophisticated ways to wear summer shorts.

1. Pair with a flirty blouse | Original post

2. Everything looks good with chambray | Original post

3. Opt for a short one piece | Original post

4. Choose all black | Original post

5. Choose belted shorts | Original post

6. Go for a one piece in a fun print | Original post

7. Color block | Original post

8. Crisp in all white | Original post

9. All black one piece | Original post

10. Menswear-inspired | Original post

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11. Pair with a luxe blouse | Original post

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12. Channel the Queen B in summer shorts | Original post

Create your own looks with these sophisticated shorts (all on sale)

These Shorts are Perfect for Fun Summer Days

This post is sponsored by DENIZEN® from Levi’s® jeans.

Summer is officially here! I love summers in St. Louis because there’s so much to do. I really enjoy living in South City, which is home to the Missouri Botanical Garden, the oldest botanical garden in continuous operation in the entire country. As a resident of the neighborhood, I get to explore the grounds during special early hours on Wednesdays and Saturdays. As a photographer, I take advantage of this cool opportunity to take pictures of the garden before droves of visitors arrive.

On my photo walking tours, it’s important for me to be comfortable. So, you can usually catch me rocking a favorite pair of my DENIZEN® from Levi’s® jeans. Since it’s been fairly hot in St. Louis already, shorts have been my go-tos. You saw how I wore the Modern Shorts in my Spring Denim Guide. Today, I’m sharing the Modern Skinny Shorts. With a 12″ inseam and a 1″ cuff, they’re a perfect choice for those days when you want to wear shorts but not super short shorts. You know what I mean?

denizen summer shorts

I’m wearing the Modern Skinny Shorts in dark wash in a size 6. They’re also available in 3 other colors―white, black, and medium wash.

The Modern Skinny Shorts are fused with the ESSENTIAL STRETCH I’ve grown to love and expect from DENIZEN® jeans. When I need to sit or get low to capture a particular frame, these shorts move right along with me. And, the best part? They hold their shape all day long.

What I love about DENIZEN® jeans, and these shorts in particular, is that they seamlessly hug my curves to give a flattering fit.

These shorts are sold at Target stores and online. They’re only $22.99 too!

By the way, this post has featured some of my favorite spaces in the Missouri Botanical Garden. Keep scrolling to see more.