I haven’t bought a proper pair of denim shorts in years. I always felt weird about them, like they’re something you leave behind in high school when you quit your job at American Eagle. I dress pretty conservatively and have never felt particularly comfortable in clothing that is super short or suggestive. It’s just not my style. But how do you draw the line between casual clothes that allow you to embrace your youth and health without compromising your stylistic voice?
And then spring came and Madewell changed everything (insert Hallelujah chorus here.). The jean short is back and it doesn’t have to be provocative! There are some beautiful options now. Options for real women too. Because not all 26 year olds are blessed enough to look like T-Swift, as fabulous as we all think she is. Real life isn’t a day at Coachella, so let’s talk about clothes we can wear day-to-day in the midwest.
Below are a few favorites of mine that you can get right now.
I’m always up for recommendations, too! So if you have some, send them my way.
See you soon.