First, I want to say thank you to everyone who left comments on the last post, Being a Stepmother, here on the blog and on Facebook. I wish I had written on the subject long ago. It’s not only fascinating to hear your stories and thoughts on the subject, but kind of therapeutic, too, even after all these years of step-parenting.
Let’s switch gears and talk about something light and frivolous, like shorts!
Usually, I only wear shorts when I am hiking, cleaning the house on a hot day, helping Bill with yard work, or camping. I’ve been under the impression that shorts are for the under 35 crowd unless worn to the knee which is not a very flattering look on me.
But I’m into trying new things lately and challenging my own rules about style. I have explored white jeans, horizontal stripes, bright colors, pattern mixing and denim-on-denim. Since warmer weather is fast approaching, I decided to it’s time to give shorts a try, worn in a fashionable rather than practical way, and bought these Gap shorts.
They arrived yesterday when it was cold and raining. But that didn’t stop me from trying them on and creating an outfit.
With our our upcoming trip on my mind, I pulled together this look. I’m wearing a recently acquired burgundy wool Brooks Brother’s cardigan (consigned for about $30.00), a black tank, burgundy ballet flats, and my one and only Hermès scarf tied as a belt.
There are endless ways I can wear these versatile shorts while traveling by pairing different tops and accessories with them.
The inseam on the shorts which are “talls” is 6 inches. I think the length is fine, but I’d be interested, as always, to know your thoughts.
should even bother with shorts?