Want It: Pull-on Shorts.

Right now, my biggest shopping obsession / item I am hunting for is pull-on shorts. They are comfortable, and great with all of summer’s cute tops when you don’t feel like wearing a skirt. They’re versatile, too – so many ways to wear them, easy to dress up or down. A slinky camisole and heels make them ready for date night. Slides and a sweatshirt = camp counselor chic. Graphic tee and a fun shoe = polished cool. Crop top and wedges = ready for a party. If you ask me, they’re summer’s best basic. And any great basic that has an elastic waist is a winner in my book.

Pull-on Shorts

From Tibi, I bought these poplin sateen shorts (on sale!) and these leather shorts I wore (also on sale and also here!). Both options run very true to size. Both pairs have these great patch pockets in back which I love.

From AYR, I love love love the Staycation short (I have them in blue and green). Also true to size. Like boxer shorts but better.

And Madewell has such cute options too – these lightspun ones (partial to the cream “lighthouse” color), these smocked floral ones (have + love; they run true to size), and these denim shorts (also here!)


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  1. JohannaM:

    I still wear the Grana elastic-waitband jean shorts that I bought due to your rec several years ago!

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  2. Laura Crawford:

    This is such a great roundup! It’s too hot in Charleston in the summer to fuss with uncomfortable shorts and what better way to combat that than a pull on version!

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  3. Heather:

    I love this style too, and have found some really cute comfy ones at American Eagle (both their main site and the aerie line)!

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    • Oh thank you, I always forget about American Eagle/Aerie but they do have such cute things.

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  4. Katie:

    Thank you! Shorts are as challenging as bathing suits in my opinion!

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  5. Ellie:

    I have to add my friend’s Charleston based brand, Plante Clothing. They have some cute pull on shorts!! https://www.planteclothing.com/shop?category=Bottoms

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  6. Mary:

    Shorts symbolize the FUN parts of summer to me. I keep a Pinterest board just for shorts and all the summery things people do in them for inspiration–hiking, biking, going to ballgames, shopping the farmer’s markets in Provence… Thanks for the links!

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