Nothing says summer like denim shorts & a classic tee. When I started the #30daysofsummerstyle instagram challenge I didn’t realize just how much I rotated between the same four pairs of jean shorts and so. many. neutral. tees. Since “what type of jeans shorts should I buy if I have a booty / thighs / don’t want to expose myself?!?” is one of my most requested questions I decided to dedicate today’s post to my favorite shorts & their casual tee counterparts. Happy summer staples shopping, everyone!
SHORTS / TEE ($17, I’m in small) / SANDALS (My most-worn, true to size!) / SUNGLASSES / WATCH / NECKLACE
My Favorite Denim Shorts
I’m 5’6″ but my body is 60% torso (or at least it feels that way) so a 3-4″ inseam is my sweet spot. I can get away with 3″ but if I try to rock a 5″ inseam I might as well be teaching canoeing at a camp or wearing a fanny pack on a hike somewhere. Here are my favorite denim for chasing kids, roaming around, & still looking cute!
J.Crew High-rise Shorts – These are my most-worn pair because they are very stretchy, easy to pull on and have lasted me 3+ years and 2 babies! Size up one size.
William Rast Distressed Shorts – This pair is new to my collection and I love them! Size up one size or two depending on how you want them to fit.
Madewell High-rise Boy Shorts – Very similar to the j.crew ones but I would size up 2 sizes in these.
50 Tees Under $50
Now on to tees! My favorite tees are hands down from Nordstrom, Madewell & J.Crew. The ones that I consistently reach for in my closet are this polka dot tee, this v-neck tee, this twist front tee, this relaxed tee, and this graphic tee.