For today’s post, I want to talk about jean shorts. I don’t think that I’ve had a pair of jean shorts that I’ve loved since the late ’90s. I don’t love shorts that much. I always preferred pants and dresses. I can’t remember what I wore in high school, but I’m pretty sure I usually wore jeans. In college, I remember wearing a lot of jean skirts…Laguna Beach style, Abercrombie jean skirts to be exact. It wasn’t until the last couple of summers that I’ve been really wanting to find a good pair of jean shorts that I could wear with everything.
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If I didn’t care about how much money I spent on my clothes, a search for the right pair of shorts would have been easy, but since I’m the thrifty shopper that I am, I had to find a pair of shorts at the right price. I had bought a couple pairs of shorts at thrift stores that I’ve worn the last couple of summers and they were fine, but I didn’t love them. They were either too short or too tight. This spring I decided I was just going to find a pair of shorts that I really liked, but I set my budget at $15. I did some browsing at my favorite stores like Target and Old Navy, but I didn’t love what I saw. Over spring break, I decided to take a trip to the mall. I rarely go to the mall, but I wanted to see what the selection looked like. I found myself at Charlotte Russe. They had a great selection of jean shorts and they were all on sale for $15. I was so happy when I found this pair HERE. They had the perfect length that I was looking for, with the right amount of distress to them, plus they fit me perfectly!
Since I don’t get to wear my jean shorts to work, I usually just wear them on the weekend. Today, I put together 3 casual weekend outfits that I know I’ll be wearing this spring.
First up is this simple long-sleeve Old Navy top that I thrifted from the Goodwill (Similar HERE). I love wearing my converse (exact HERE) in the spring and summer with my shorts. This is the perfect weekend errand running look.
I love to wear lightweight cardigans in the spring over a tank top. I bought this cardigan when I was pregnant at Nordstrom Rack (similar HERE). I think the light colors are perfect for the spring. I wore it over a high neck tank top I bought last year at Old Navy (similar HERE). For shoes, I wanted to try out wearing my peep-toe booties with my shorts. These Target shoes were thrifted from ThredUp (similar HERE).
I love gingham and I just love how it looks with this color of jeans. This gingham shirt was a Target clearance find from a few years back (similar HERE), and it’s been a staple in my closet ever since. I found these $4 leopard flip flops at Charlotte Russe when I bought my shorts (exact HERE but the leopard print is sold out. I love the blush HERE as a second choice.) I couldn’t believe that I didn’t have an everyday pair of flip flops that weren’t the cheap Old Navy foam flip flops.
Unfortunately, the $15 sale looks like it’s over, but they are still under $25. If you want to find a good pair of jean shorts for this summer, I’ve rounded up a few pairs under $25 for you below. Happy Shopping everyone!