I used to love cutoffs. What could be more boho-chic than frayed denim shorts with a low-heeled sandal and a flowy top? But sometime in my 30s, I started to not love the way my legs looked in shorts and I vowed to simply never wear them again.
But when it’s hot outside, and you’re on the East Coast like I will be in June, cutoffs feel like just the thing, don’t you think?
I thought dresses could fulfill the hole left when shorts left my life, but sometimes you want that low-slung, cool-girl look that a dress cannot manage. So I’m re-considering my vow, especially after seeing these cute ones at Levi’s. They’re the right length (because my days of bootie shorts never even happened), and this denim plaid 501 version. And if Jennine at The Coveted can learn to love shorts, maybe I can too?
I like these orange ones a lot too:
Don’t worry, I’m not going to throw on shorts willy nilly. I’ve enlisted my yoga instructor and former trainer of NYC publishing elite Wini Linguvic to help me tone up the gams a bit before I go showing them in the light of day. She’s given me some homework (hint: copious lunges) that she says can help even me. And to stay motivated, I created this Pinterest board to obsess over. Fingers crossed my American thighs will be ready by June 11.
This post was sponsored by Levi’s.