Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Spring/Summer Essentials, No.1

The next several posts will cover what I consider to be stylish essentials for spring/summer...in no particular order! As always, I welcome feedback, suggestions, even criticism, if that's all you can think of...

First up, knee length "shorts" or bermudas. The selection available in years past was so heinous that once "short shorts" were no longer appropriate, I opted to sweat summer out in jeans. Not so these days...lucky us! Perhaps not flattering to all, but I am a huge fan. At least try some on and give it a sec before swearing them off. A few nice examples:Washed Belted Linen Shorts, Boden USA, $54. Dress these up or down...wear them to a lacrosse game or dinner at friends'...Tropical Patchwork Madras Bermudas, JCrew, $78. You don't have to wear them with heels and a button down...but it does look fab. Railroad stripe bermudas, Old Navy, $25. Stripes hide stains...grass stains, mud stains, Kool-aide stains...Billabong Girls Wendall Plaid short, Zumiez, $40. Youthful.Campsite Shorts, Anthropologie, $118. I can actually picture myself playing in the dirt with my family in these... Joe's Jeans Stretch Denim Bermuda Shorts, Nordstrom, $178. These are saying, "Wear me, I'm Comfortable."

9 comments:

Krista Hansen said...

I am glad that bermuda shorts are in style. Thanks for the suggestions!

Leslie said...

Those all look adorable! Definitely great options to jeans all summer long.

Kelli Radmall said...

Yeah for long shorts. I used to wear mens/boys when I was younger (no hips). Now I can have my own.

Mallory said...

I got the ones from J.Crew over the weekend (from the outlet they were only $40) and I love them! I was iffy at first but they pretty much can go with any color of shirt!

Dawn, Matt and girls said...

I love the shorts. Oh and I have a suggestions for a post. For those of us that have to give our husbands helpful hints in their dressing. Maybe a post of guys fashions for spring/summer. Maybe a pre-father's day post.

Ryan, Carrie and Jace said...

Love these shorts, such a cooler option than pants! My favorite are the Manhattan Bermudas from New York and Company- and they always have good sales which helps!

Leila said...

So cute! I can't wait to get some!

Amy G. said...

the boden shorts are awesome! i want them..and the one's from nordstrom.

Laurel said...

I LOVE those linen belted shorts. I kind of started a love affair with long shorts last summer and am excited to rekindle its flame in the upcoming months. These are great "this year" options!