Next week, I’m visiting a friend in California, which means I have to clear out my cold-weather wardrobe in Minnesota for a week. This upcoming trip gave me the perfect excuse to start building out my spring/summer wardrobe, and admittedly, I went a bit too far when adding cute shorts to my cart.
But all of that didn’t ruin my bankroll, mainly because the only pair I’ve kept was under $20 (thanks to the promo code!). Import Navy black high-waisted OG straight-neck jean shorts ($17, originally $35).
Some background: last summer, I fell in love with a similar pair that I used fashion rental Rent the Runway, but I couldn’t really buy them because they were out of my budget . So when I stumbled across this pair, I knew I had to try them out – and see if they were as adorable as IRL online.
Judgment? These blacks denim shorts also cute about humans, and the worn-out cuts are an interesting detail. After trying them on, I can say these shorts are also built to last. Like, I foresee I’ll be wearing them not only this summer but next summer with a variety of tops, shoes, and accessories.
Heed my one warning before you add these shorts to your own cart: I find that they run a bit small. However, take this with a pinch of salt as it seems I am one of the few who think so. Many reviewers found that they fit just right.
Everything, from the painfully frayed details to the actual length do also bring me joy. They feel really fashionable, like something you’ll see your favorite fashion influencer wear as part of a light day outfit. Run, not walk to add them to your cart – I feel like they won’t stay in stock for long.
Image source: POPSUGAR Photography / Marisa Petrarca