Not-So-Short Shorts

Not-So-Short Shorts | An OOTD only on Five Foot and Fabulous!

Shorts: love ’em or hate ’em, I’m pretty sure we can all agree on something: 96% of them are unreasonably short. I work in a retail store, and every spring I feel like the shorts in the junior’s department get even shorter. Yes, the name of the garment says it all, but is the 1/2 inch inseam really necessary?

I was already beginning to get turned off by the idea of shorts, but spending a summer in London sealed the deal for me. I would much rather wear a dress or a skirt during the warmer months! However, I knew that it was a stretch for me to banish shorts from my wardrobe forever, so I began the hunt for some more modest ones. I don’t love the look of bermudas, but I wanted a pair that covered everything that needed covered.

Enter these shorts from Target: Black (like everything else I own), high-waisted (very important), and classified as “midi”. Literally the perfect pair for me! And because it’s not quite summer yet, I decided to pair it with a long-sleeve button up. I believe this is a grown-up yet stylish way to style a traditionally young garment, and I am all for it!

Not-So-Short Shorts | An OOTD only on Five Foot and Fabulous!

Not-So-Short Shorts | An OOTD only on Five Foot and Fabulous!

Not-So-Short Shorts | An OOTD only on Five Foot and Fabulous!

Not-So-Short Shorts | An OOTD only on Five Foot and Fabulous!

Not-So-Short Shorts | An OOTD only on Five Foot and Fabulous!

Not-So-Short Shorts | An OOTD only on Five Foot and Fabulous!

Top Thakoon for Kohl’s // Shorts Mossimo // Shoes Simply Vera

Bag Michael Kors // Necklace via Target

Do you share my opinion on shorts? How do you style them? Let me know in the comments!

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23 Replies to “Not-So-Short Shorts”

  1. Those cat eye sunglasses are so cute! Love those and they fit your face perfectly!

    1. Thank you Kirsten!

  2. I love those shorts – I live in black shorts in the summertime!

    1. Thanks Summer!

  3. It’s so true! Buying shorts is so hard, and I always feel like they are unreasonably short. I also seem to just make my own cutoffs. These look like a great length. Cute outfit!

    http://moosmusing.com

    1. I’ll have to try to DIY my own some time!

  4. Jamie Beckham says: Reply

    Love this look on you, and that pop of color is perfect!
    Your sunglasses are super cute too!

    xx, Jamie

    1. Thank you Jamie!

  5. Girl I feel you! Every time summer comes around and I break out my shorts again I’m always like, “Holy cow I used to wear these!? They’re so short!” I love Gap’s shorts, but they can be a bit pricey. I’ll have to check out Target’s!

    1. That’s exactly the feeling omg!

  6. I love J.Crew Factory’s shorts for this reason. They’re a bit longer than most shorts.

    1. Very good to know!

  7. I love your sunnies! You’re such a doll! I’m 5’9″ so I have the hardest time finding shorts. I need to try J.Crew!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  8. You look SO cute!! I love the top and shoes!

    1. Thank you Rachel!

  9. Those are definitely a good length! I like to stick to J.Crew for my shorts, as they come in quite a few different inseam lengths.

    1. Very good to know!

  10. These are too cute! Love the pink bag also.

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlifeblog.com

  11. You look so cute! I love how you added the pop of pink and those glasses are so cute!

    1. Thanks Silvia!

  12. So obsessed with that bag! Love the color! The pocket shirt is awesome, too!

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