Today's Everyday Fashion: Shorts Shopping

Colorful denim shorts, 2 ways
Milly for Kohl's t-shirt
Chambray top with red shorts

In college my friends used to sing "who wears short shorts?" to poke fun at the itty bitty shorts I wore. My shorts today are much longer than they used to be, even these two pairs from 3 years ago that are among the shortest pairs I own. When I'm shopping for shorts now, my preferred inseam length is between 4-5 inches (2-3 inches longer than the shorts pictured) although I would go shorter or longer, depending on the fit. Some shorts can appear longer due to a high-waisted fit and having more material, or because of looseness around the leg opening (like a boyfriend fit). Inseams and knowing your preferred length can be a great starting point when shopping though, especially at stores and websites that group their shorts together by inseam length. What are your favorite stores for shorts and inseam lengths?

Tee: Milly for Kohl's c/o $20
Blue shorts: Ross c/o, $10 (similar)
Purse: Marc Jacobs/Saks Off Fifth, $51 (similar)
Sandals: Franco Sarto c/o DSW, $49
Approx. dates: Shorts are 3 years ago. Purse is recent. Sandals and tee are new.

Top: old boutique c/o (similarsimilar)
Red shorts: Kohl's c/o, $10 (similar, similar)
Purse: Karen Millen, gift (similarsimilar)
Sandals: Franco Sarto c/o DSW, $49
Approx. dates: Shorts, purse and top are 3 years ago. Sandals are new.

Shorts shopping by inseam length