June 15, 2017

Tight Bermuda Jean Shorts? YES.

Shorts are hard.  After reading so many of your comments on our mom shorts posts, I think most of you agree.  It is hard to find a pair that cover enough without looking frumpy, are comfortable and look cute.  But here at TME, we are determined to help everyone find their perfect pair, so after trying Good American jeans this past year and loving them, I decided to give their longer shorts a try.

Let’s be honest, longer shorts are just way more practical than short-shorts . . . I can sit cross-legged or bend over without risking exposure and I don’t have to worry about spider veins or cellulite (we all have them, ladies).  BUT.  “Practical” is usually not code for “attractive.”  Which is why I’m pretty excited about these shorts.  I think they’re pretty damn good . . .

Wearing:

Good American Ripped Bermuda Jean Shorts: They run a bit big – I’m wearing a size 2, usually a 6/28. Also available without distressing and in sizes 00-24.

Abercrombie & Fitch Open Back Crew Sweater: The back is the best part . . . also in red, I’m wearing a size small.

Sam Edelman Patti Sandals (more sizes here): my FAVORITE sandals to wear with jeans to dress them up a bit with a comfy lower heel.

Sole Society Bag (similar)

Look #2

I also wanted to try them with a bodysuit, a la the girls of the Good American Campaign.  This is the same bodysuit I wore with my J. Crew ruffled shorts, and I love it.  It actually fits my booty without riding up . . . I do not want a thong bodysuit, thankyouverymuch.  I do like how a bodysuit looks with these higher-waisted shorts and how it highlights your waist.

Wearing:

Good American Ripped Bermuda Jean Shorts: They run a bit big – I’m wearing a size 2, usually a 6/28. Also available without distressing and in sizes 00-24.

Yummie by Heather Thomson Convertible Bodysuit: This is the first bodysuit I’ve found that doesn’t ride up and is comfortable . . . it also comes in a nude color.

Sam Edelman Patti Sandals (more sizes here): my FAVORITE sandals to wear with jeans to dress them up a bit with a comfy lower heel.

XOXO,

Scotti

 

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  • Axon
    June 15, 2017

    I really like this look – for me, it also means fewer mosquito bites! 🙂 Also, the boutique store, Roolee, in Utah, does a pretty good job of scouting out and styling clothes for those of us who prefer to be a bit more “covered up”, for whatever reason. You might want to check them out for your readers. (Being Mormon, they also specialize in nursing-friendly clothes!)

  • Cindy
    June 15, 2017

    As a fellow mom with little kids, I would like to see more styles that work during the daytime–less on the heeled sandals that would never work during the day. Maybe style these shorts with black flip-flops. What do you wear to look put together, but also functional to chase around kids?

    • Matti
      June 15, 2017

      I totally agree. Heels make anything look great, but how can I style these with comfortable shoes without looking too “mom?”

      • M
        June 15, 2017

        Scottie you look amazing and I love the heeled sandals!!!! While not practical for everybody everyday, this look is super hot and gives a styling of shorts that a lot of women can actually wear. I am afraid that the foot flops would certainly wade into “mumsy” territory. I believe Shana showcased a lower heel that I might be able to walk in😊 And I love the idea of gladiators maybe??

    • Lauren
      June 15, 2017

      A low flatform sandal, perhaps?

  • aeriel
    June 15, 2017

    I like this look! Just a quick question – are you wearing any kind of bra with the bodysuit? Your boobs look great!

  • Ana
    June 15, 2017

    Whoa what a throwback! I totally had those shorts 20 years or so ago. You are really rocking them, I agree your, er, chest looks great in the body suit, and I love the back of that sweater. I absolutely want to see what these look like with flat/practical shoes because your post almost had me buying these outright, and then realized I am NEVER going to wear them with sexy heels and the whole thing might become frump-town…

  • Abi
    June 15, 2017

    Yes! I decided this year I needed long shorts. Age has not been kind to my skin, and wrinkly skin above the knee is not pretty. I bought a pair of jeans from Target and hacked them off about at the same length as yours. I love them. I wear them with fancy tees and flat gladiator sandals.

  • Christa
    June 15, 2017

    Buying those shoes in every color! They are the perfect shoe. Thanks for sharing!

  • tara
    June 15, 2017

    I love the sweater, but can you wear it with a normal bra? The online pics, make it looks like if falls too low.

  • Belinda
    June 15, 2017

    you look amazing!! thank you..

  • Kate
    June 15, 2017

    I wear my shorts long (the idea of a 4 inch inseam being long and frumpy cracks me up – I measure my shorts in terms of 1-2 inches above the knee) and definitely prefer this type of jean short – I cut off my slim/ straight leg jeans to get the right fit. With 2x boys to run after, proper flat sandals are the only option – not wedges and certainly not heels. My best bet is a gold, metallic or nude colour sandal in a strappy or gladiator style to make things look less utilitarian and lengthen the leg.

    Ps has anyone considered Capri pants as an option to shorts?

    • Holly
      June 16, 2017

      I love long shorts, fitted and just above the knee, I don’t even consider Capri, I think they make legs look shorter.

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