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Salute Your Shortsby Jess W. on Aug 15, 2011
Who remembers this show?
Well, I’m sending my salute to The House in the Clouds for an awesome blog event!
In my heyday as a tomboy, I used to wear loose shorts that hit at or below the knee almost like men’s tattered cargo shorts. It was not the most flattering look for a petite and even when I indulged in feminine versions, they tended to be capris, pedal pushers, or bermuda shorts.
I yearned to be those people with mile-long legs who can rock short shorts and yet, I deathly afraid of being caught in public with short shorts. It’s baffling how a simple garment can elicit such a strong emotion in a mature adult, but it’s true. Long story short, I bought a pair of short shorts, wore them in public, and the fashion police didn’t call me out. It was anti-climatic to say the least since nobody even batted an eye and that’s when I realized it’s all in my head. I can wear shorts and I can look darn good too.
Outfit Details: Members Only jacket – XS, Madewell tee- XS, Banana Republic shorts – 00P, Converse shoes
Nowadays, I prefer short shorts over other styles. There is something so liberating about shorts compared to skirts and dresses. You can romp around without worrying about wardrobe malfunctions or proper sitting positions. I salute my shorts for all the visual length it adds to a petite frame. I may not have long legs but I can mimic the look without the physical height.
So readers, what clothing item do you salute?