I'm probably not alone in the minute feeling of dread that comes along with summer. Don't get me wrong...there are many things I love about summer; pool days, sno cones, more sunlight. But, hot weather= showing more skin while wearing our shorts and bathing suits. I've been spending some time in the gym to combat my fear of stepping out in smaller pieces of clothing, but mother nature isn't giving me any relief here. Living in Texas, we probably get at least four months straight of 90+ degree days. And that four months started this past Saturday!
Since it's already way too hot for jeans, boyfriend shorts are my new BFF. (Okay, these aren't actually called "boyfriend shorts," but I sized up so they fit looser overall. Aeropostale's actual boyfriend shorts kind of overwhelmed my short legs, but they are super cute!) In previous years, I've always ended up buying shorts that were tight on my thighs, and that just isn't comfortable at all. These shorts are perfect for keeping as cool as possible in hot weather. They hang low on my hips and are loose fitting in the legs to give the same look as boyfriend shorts. If you are short (I'm 5'3") and have hips like me, I suggest skipping on true "boyfriend shorts" and sizing up in a slimmer fitting pair for the same look without overwhelming your frame, or making your hips appear larger than they are. This pair is Aeropostale's midi short, which comes in ten different washes.
Another trick for short girls wearing shorts? Skip the flat sandals (if you aren't doing too much walking) and go for wedges instead. They are much more comfortable than heels, and make your legs appear much longer and more toned than flats!