Finding a pair of denim shorts is like finding a pair of jeans.
It takes months of searching, many hours of trying on, a few returns but at long last, you’ve found the best ones for you and your body.
With Topshop providing me with the best jeans I’ve even owned, I turned to New Look in search of some new denim shorts at the beginning of May and I really did hit the jackpot with these.
At a first glance, it doesn’t look like I’m wearing shorts, right?
A lot of people have asked me where my denim skirt is from and I’ve had to tell them that I don’t own one, that in actual fact, they’re shorts and it’s properly because I stand like an awkward sloth.
It is extremely rare that I shop online but for some reason, I did a big £60 New Look online order at the beginning of May and not a single item went back.
One of those items was a pair of blue button front distressed denim shorts (£11) * and I can not stop wearing them.
** I paid £19.99 for the shorts, but as of 4th July when I write this post, they are being sold for £11**
I would never usually go for a distressed style of shorts but there was just something about the relaxed style which I really liked.
Right now, my weight isn’t where I want to be and so with majority of my outfits, I like shorts/trousers/skirts/jeans to be high waisted and these shorts tick that box for me.
The button fastening is an aspect of denim shorts that I think everyone is used to and yet, they’re a slight pain when you’re absolutely bursting for the toilet!
The fray hem and the distressed detailing allows the shorts to give your outfit a relaxed vibe and so they’re ideal to pair up with any style of top. For this particular day, I teamed it up with my Primark ‘Dreamer’ tee and a pair of gladiator sandals (a post about those is coming up!)
The only advice I’d give when purchasing these shorts is to size up. I’m a UK size 12 when it comes to shorts (depending on the shop), but they were tight around my legs when I sat down which was quite uncomfortable and so, I went for a UK size 14 which gives them a bit of room when I’m sat down.
Don’t mind me, I’ll just be wearing my new favourite pair of denim shorts until the sun stops shining!