My relationship with shorts is one of equal parts love and hate. While they can be an adorable addition to any look, I often struggle to find a pair in which I am truly comfortable. My not-so-small thighs aren’t exactly conducive to the super-short styles that have been prevalent over the past few seasons, so I’d been favoring simple sundresses over shorts during warm weather. Luckily for me, the boyfriend cut is making a comeback in denim. The relaxed fit and extra length added to this style means I can finally add a few pairs of shorts to my closet without looking like I’m crammed into a sausage casing every time I wear them.
These American Eagle Outfitters shorts have perfected the boyfriend cut; the loose fit is ideal for warmer weather, while the gently distressed accents contribute to the relaxed feel of the style. I paired my shorts with an oversized white T-shirt (try the American Eagle Outfitters V Favorite T, and size up for a looser fit) to accentuate the casual air of the outfit, but added a jeweled statement necklace for a bit of glamour. Try the American Eagle Outfitters Draped Chain Necklace for a luxe feel or the American Eagle Outfitters Tassel Necklace for a more bohemian vibe.
These shorts will definitely be one of my go-to pieces this spring and summer. On cooler days, I’ll pair them with the American Eagle Outfitters Studded Moto Boot and the American Eagle Outfitters Military Jacket. Once summer arrives and the warm weather hits, I’ll add the American Eagle Outfitters Pleated Chiffon Shirt and the American Eagle Outfitters Lace-Up Gladiator sandals. This pair will also translate perfectly to a beach setting; for my June vacation to Mexico, I’ll pull on the shorts over the Aerie Floral Bandeau Bikini Top. For the casual warm-weather occasion, these shorts are the perfect fit.