When curating a summer wardrobe, selecting flirty sundresses and breezy blouses has never been an issue for me. I always wind up having far more than I actually need. The problem in building up my summer selections, for me, comes when picking the perfect pairs of shorts to round out my wardrobe. Whether it be a matter of them being too short, too tight, too long, or just too youthful feeling, shopping for shorts suddenly becomes a dreaded chore.
Stepping into the fitting room with a handful of shorts, knowing already none of them would fit the bill, was always agony – until I discovered the beauty of a high rise short. While you may think that because they’re higher on the top, that equals less fabric on the bottom – that’s not necessarily true! This season, I’m loving discovering the styles that have a higher rise (we’re talking up to your belly button), but still maintain a lady-like length on the leg.
Because I know selecting shorts can be a challenge, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite selects that (fingers-crossed) will work for you if you’re having the same shorts dilemma. Not included in the shop bar below are these from Zara, which I’ve already gone back for in a second color!
Photos by Ryan Sides