Truth time! I’m not a fan of shorts. Like I only have two pairs and I actually like pants for summer. All summer I kept ordering shorts and returning them because I didn’t like any. However I was determined to find ONE pair I would love and wear the end of summer, these fall summer days and next year and the other and the other. I truly love to buy items that are going to last for a long time. I know I’m a fashion blogger and shopping is part of my life but in reality I like to get a lot of wear from the things I buy.
After ordering shorts from different brands I finally settled in Levi’s shorts. I wanted a pair with a vintage look that also met all my requirements which were:
- High rise! I don’t know if you know but my kids left me with a very soft pooch situation so anything low rise looks horrible on me.
- Decent length: I have a butt and I have thighs so I don’t feel comfortable with too short shorts and when you are looking for a high rise pair most are very short..cheeky and no thanks I would love that at the beach but no past that and since I don’t go as much to the beach I haven’t been interested in buying one.
- Stretchy and comfortable waist band. One thing I’ve noticed is that the most affordable shorts or jeans have a rigid waistband that is horribly tight while some that cost a little more have a more comfortable one. This comes down to cost and that takes me back to my fashion student days in which sometimes I would not cut an ergonomic waistband pattern because I didn’t have enough fabric or money to buy more. Many times you’ll say “I saw the same thing at this store for way less” True and can be a great piece but most times clothing is more costly because the quality and fit is better.
501 fit vs Wedgie fit
Wedgie Levi’s shorts
So I had all my hopes on this pair of Wedgie shorts because I own a pair of wedgie jeans and I literally wear it weekly so I was like: hey, I love the jeans, I’ll sure love the shorts!
Not quite. I truly loved the wash, the high-rise, even the butt although not a lot. But the inseam was too short for me. In the front was great but the back not much. A solution would have been going two sizes up instead of one now that I think about it more. This is one size up than what I usually wear.
501 Levi’s shorts
So, this is the 501 long version. You can wear cuffed or uncuffed and still have a nice inseam length. I prefer it cuffed. I like it a little long but not too long. Is not a true high-rise but is also not too low so I loved it. Regarding sizing I got them in two sizes, one size up and two sizes up per reviewers recommendations, but I think one size up is enough because the cotton stretches once you wear it. When I tried the 26 I thought it was toot tight and change into the 27. However after sometime it got huge on me and I switched back to the 26, which gets perfect after some wear.
Three ways to wear them for fall
Pullover and sneakers
2. Tank top, oversized blazer and ankle boots
3. Floral long-sleeved top and loafers
Wearing shorts into fall? Which outfit did you like the most? Let me know below! and if you have any styling questions feel free to email me email@example.com
Chao, chao. Julieta