How to Look Good in Mom-Shorts

Despite my past endeavor in trying knee-length shorts, I didn’t want it to be a one-time thing since I’m all about modesty or something. Here are three more looks with my mom-shorts:

I paired my gray shorts with my yellow striped top. I always thought gray and yellow looked great together. Then I added my blue sequin flats…because blue and yellow go together too. At the last minute, I threw on my pearl necklaces that you can’t see here but I really am wearing them.

Gap Outlet tee, $7; Gap shorts, $11; Report sequin flats, $14; faux pearl necklace, $5; secondhand white necklace, $.75

That sweet husband of mine sure knows how to capture me at my prettiest. This is my favorite look of the three. The trick is to make sure the shirt is fitted to offset the loose shorts. I could have rolled up my sleeves but I thought with that and the shorts rolled up would make me look like I was on Gilligan’s Island. I added some black and gold to the mix to make it a classic look.

secondhand NY&C shirt; F21 necklace, $8; thrifted belt, $1; Gap shorts, $11; flats from the Philippines, $7

I wore this yesterday. I like teals and blues with gray hues. I also like yellow with teals/blues. And you know I had to add sequins in…

secondhand F21 tee, $7; yellow bauble necklace; Gap shorts, $11; F21 sequin flats, $5
Tips
  • Try shorts with a looser fit and roll up the hems.
  • Wear fitted tops.
  • Make it feminine – I added necklaces and sequins. Make sure your necklaces complement the neckline of your top too. For instance, you don’t want to wear a choker necklace with a top with a low neckline. Or if you do, that’s cool.
  • Pair your shorts with complementary colors…especially if you don’t want the focus to be on your bottom half.

Classic Chambray and Black

leopard print scarf via ebay, $8; thrifted Gap chambray shirt, $3; Forever 21 pleated skirt; Fitzwell flats, $76

Was inspired by another pin for this outfit. Loved the casual effortlessness of the chambray with the black pleats.

Also, I was experimenting with how to tie my scarf in the first pic. Not sure if I like it yet… Anyone know what that knot is called? Just saw it floating around Pinterest and thought I’d give it a go!

Hang loose…in flats

This outfit goes against my rules of not tucking and belting. It was so hard to resist but not really because it’s also really comfortable to let everything hang loose.

I’ve decided on a flats policy. It’s not because of anything remotely amazing like Kyla’s philosophy… My calves have just been so sore lately because I’ve been wearing heels a lot and I sit all day – it only makes sense. So….this is officially flats day #1. I can tell this is going to get old fast. I only have like three pairs of flats.

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I’m wearing a Gap gray sweater ($12 – buy it!), JCPenney orange necklace (free with gift cards – buy it!), Forever 21 black pleated skirt (gift from my sister-in-law), and H&M black flats ($13) with an MNG by Mango black bag (free with gift cards).