Honestly, denim shorts have never been my favourite clothing item. Okay, let’s say shorts in general. Or rather, things that showed my legs. Hence my aversion towards dresses. For years I’ve had a weird conflicted struggle between not wanting to melt away in summer and not wanting to wear anything that shows off my legs. For as long as I can remember my legs have been my “weakness”. I hated to look at them. Now, however, things have changed. I’m much more confident with my body.
Why I hated wearing shorts.
During most of my teenage years, I hated the way I looked. I’m not skinny. I’m not VS model material and probably never will be. I just love food too much. Now, I know that’s absolutely okay! But for a long time I didn’t. So most of my summer clothes actually aren’t what you’d call Instagram-worthy. The pants I owned didn’t actually fit my body type.
Years went by and I realised that this bullshit just wasn’t worth it. Life is too short to worry about others seeing your imperfect legs. And let’s be honest: NOBODY BLOODY CARES ANYWAY! Never have I looked at someone in the streets and thought, “oh look she has a standard body type and dares to wear shorts. Disgusting!” NEVER!
Now I’m absolutely okay with how my body looks like. Sure, I’d love to be more toned and wouldn’t mind lossing a pound or two. But in general I feel very confident in my skin. I feel like we spend too much time worrying about useless dumb stuff like “oh my god I need a thight gap” when there are (obviously) much bigger problems going on. So accept your body and appreciate yourself <3
The perfect Denim Shorts
So once I overcame the fear of showing my legs in public, I decided to go on the hunt for the perfect pair of denim shorts. I tried different styles and cuts and ended up with this gorgeous sale bargain from Mango. 15€ for a pair of denim pants that fit just perfectly. Not a bad deal, eh?
So when we decided on this month’s “Summer Edition” topic, I immediately knew which style I wanted to show you guys. This combination of ripped denim pants and a white loose fit blouse is absolutely perfect for a hot day in the city. The pants are long enough to cover my ass. Also, I can sit down at the bar without sticking to the plastic chairs. The struggle is real!!
I paired it all off with one of my favourite cross-body bags and my gorgeous new watch from Daniel Wellington. If you fancy buying one of their watches I’d encourage you to do so with my coupon code. This one actually is my second watch of theirs and I think they look absolutely gorgeous. So elegant and timeless.
You can get 15% off your order at www.danielwellington.com by using the code “GETAWAY” until the 15th of August.
Shop this outfit:
What do you think about this outfit? Do you like denim shorts in summer? Are you as conflicted about them as I am?
See the other post of this month’s “The Summer Edition” here: