Found It On Amazon: Comfy Shorts Under $20

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OK, a few of you may have seen these comfy, unique shorts pop up on our @themomedit Instagram or on my @laurajansenstyle stories. They’re SO comfy and soft. Because they’re just so good, I wanted to style them up for us to see how versatile they could be.

I was originally looking for a comfy jogger and ran across these shorts, which get great reviews. You know me, I had to try them out. And I’m SO glad I did! This fabric literally feels like the Beyond Yoga space-dyed fabric we all love. It’s crazy-similar, just a bit lighter weight, which is nice for a right-now short. They come in an array of colors and in a few patterns. I was thinking the lighter shades might be a little harder to style, so I stuck with black and the camo (which was a bit debatable) but I like them now, styled up. A few of you have already tried these shorts and posted pics in The Mom Edit Insiders group! I love love when I hear that something that worked for me works for you, too!

An Amazon Fashion Find To Know About: Comfy Shorts For Under $20

I initially called these Amazon shorts ‘weird’ because they were just unlike any pair I’d seen before. Are they lounge shorts? Workout shorts? They’re like if bike shorts and paperbag waist pants had an athleisure baby…? The extra fabric at the hip pockets and the ruching just makes them way more wearable than biker shorts, IMO. And they keep their shape well. (Not that I would know that, because it’s not like I slept in them and then ran errands in them this morning…) OK, so let’s get to styling up these shorts. They are so so comfy, but can they hang in an actual non-loungewear outfit? Let’s see…

Comfy $18 Amazon Shorts Styled 

1. Amazon Shorts With a Jacket

I think this is my favorite way to style these up that actually has some…style. It’s a bit unexpected with soft athleisure-type shorts, but somehow it works! Here we see my favorite blazer from the Nordstrom Sale for like 2 years now, my favorite utility jacket, and the classic Adidas track jacket. All are staple jackets in my wardrobe. I’m a little surprised I didn’t pull for a denim jacket in this mix!

Lounge shorts? Workout shorts? It's as if bike shorts & paperbag waist pants had an athleisure baby...Let's style these comfy Amazon shorts....

blazer (s, on sale!) | tee (similar) | shorts (S/M) | Birkenstock big buckle sandals

Lounge shorts? Workout shorts? It's as if bike shorts & paperbag waist pants had an athleisure baby...Let's style these comfy Amazon shorts....

blazer (s, on sale!) | tee (similar) | shorts (S/M) | sandals

Lounge shorts? Workout shorts? It's as if bike shorts & paperbag waist pants had an athleisure baby...Let's style these comfy Amazon shorts....

jacket (or this one) | tee (similar) | shorts (S/M) | P448 sneakers (on sale!)

Lounge shorts? Workout shorts? It's as if bike shorts & paperbag waist pants had an athleisure baby...Let's style these comfy Amazon shorts....

jacket (on sale!) | tee (similar, size up) | shorts (S/M) | Adidas Stan Smith mule sneakers** (sustainable, went down 1/2 size)

2. Amazon Shorts With A Cropped Tank or Tee

This first outfit makes me feel like I’m living the Gwen Stefani life I’ve always wanted. I love her. But also, it’s totally doable for hot summer days right now and just bumming around at the park or on a walk or over a swimsuit. Digging it. These shorts have a soft high waist, almost like high-rise leggings, that make this outfit possible. The white twist tee is from the NSale, but sold out. However, I’ve found the best dupe at Amazon! Sized up to a Medium for a little more length. Oh, and I’ve had these Steven sneakers for a while and when I put them on, I’m reminded HOW cushiony they are! (You can get 20% off of those sneaks with a free email sign up on Steve Madden.)

Lounge shorts? Workout shorts? It's as if bike shorts & paperbag waist pants had an athleisure baby...Let's style these comfy Amazon shorts....

tie back tank, in stock in white (similar pink here & you could knot it) | shorts (S/M) | Steven Rezza sneakers

Lounge shorts? Workout shorts? It's as if bike shorts & paperbag waist pants had an athleisure baby...Let's style these comfy Amazon shorts....

the best dupe at Amazon (similar, size up) | shorts (S/M) | Steven Rezza sneakers

3. Amazon Shorts With A Hoodie or Denim Shirt

These are some of my casual go-to tops, so I thought why not? And it seems like we always need a topper option in the Northwest. Even in summer, I never leave home without a hoodie or jacket. Levi’s hoodies are my absolute favs for a great pullover that softens with washing and fits a little slimmer. They’re so cool. A denim shirt is the best summer topper, lighter than a denim jacket, and just easy, classic, comfy. The J.Crew hoodies and sweatshirts are also some of my favs. They are typically over-dyed and in lovely colors. 

Lounge shorts? Workout shorts? It's as if bike shorts & paperbag waist pants had an athleisure baby...Let's style these comfy Amazon shorts....

Levi’s hoodies (similar on sale, but logo isn’t faded) | shorts (S/M) | sneakers** (sustainable)

Lounge shorts? Workout shorts? It's as if bike shorts & paperbag waist pants had an athleisure baby...Let's style these comfy Amazon shorts....

denim shirt (similar) | tie back tank, in stock in white (similar pink here & you could knot it) | shorts (S/M) | Adidas Stan Smith mule sneakers** (sustainable, went down 1/2 size)

Lounge shorts? Workout shorts? It's as if bike shorts & paperbag waist pants had an athleisure baby...Let's style these comfy Amazon shorts....

hoodie (similar) | shorts (S/M) | Adidas Stan Smith mule sneakers** (sustainable, went down 1/2 size)

Shop The Amazon Shorts & Other Outfit Pieces In This Post

 

Three cheers for finding shorts that you can wear about AND sleep in AND lounge in AND potentially workout in, too! Regardless, they’re super-comfy. 

xo,

L

Hey, hey from Portland, OR. Would love for you to follow me over on Instagram for all things casual mom-wear, lots of foodie pics and donuts, some kitchen dance parties and some social justice. xo

Lounge shorts? Workout shorts? It's as if bike shorts & paperbag waist pants had an athleisure baby...Let's style these comfy Amazon shorts....

13 COMMENTS

  1. I almost bought these a little while ago but then bailed when I couldn’t decide if they’d come off too (I am sorry for this) diaper-y. This post has convinced me that they are perhaps juuuust diaper-y enough…;)

  2. Update: black shorts came in today’s mail and I LOVE them. So. Soft. And despite the flappy pockets/harem vibe in front, the butt is fitted and cute. So happy with these, might need more colors…

    • Hooray! They’re just so comfy and yeah pretty cute especially for a random find. So glad you like them! I’ve been living in them lately. I’ve worked out in them, wore them camping, and just bumming around. Love.

    • They are more fitted in back but not super tight on me and I definitely have a booty. Yeah, I feel like they’re a bit like yoga pants. There are a couple of darts at the back waistline that help a bit with fit and shape!

  3. I bought these the minute I saw you in them on IG but they were much too tight in the back for me so i sent them back. You made them look so good in all of these posts, I’m sad they didn’t work for me.

  4. I end up looking like an aging volleyball player in those bun hugger shorts. But they are the right size…they just sort of migrate upward. But seriously…100% easy comfort.

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