A Short Story


When it comes to summer essentials a killer pair of denim shorts can accommodate almost any summer adventure. Distressed denim is my absolute favorite, allowing me to skip the dreaded "break in" process and jump right to their "lived in" appearance. Below are a few important things to consider when purchasing your next pair of stylish Daisy Duke's.

  • For petite girls, it's important to avoid long Bermuda shorts, which tend to make you look shorter than you are. Instead, opt for bottoms that hit mid-thigh and pair them with a simple wedge for an elongated look. The opposite applies for tall girls. 
  • When purchasing cuffed shorts be sure the cuffs aren't too tight. I tend to always go up one size larger for a more flattering and comfy fit.
  • To show off your curves and maintain your shape, tuck in your top and style your summer shorts with a vibrant belt like this one
  • To avoid looking like a club rat, shy away from pairing frayed denim shorts with sky high stilettos. The combination will undoubtedly result in unwanted attention.
  • For optimal wear-ability think about your existing wardrobe when purchasing different washes. Dark washes pair better with light colored tops, while light washed denim works best with darker tones. 
  • When caring for your denim be sure to wash them on a cold delicate cycle and inside out. Hang dry to avoid unraveling of the fray and to maintain their original color.






  
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Something Extra: Looking to reinvent an old pair of denim shorts? Consider channeling your inner crafter and give your old shorts a lace infused makeover. For step by step instructions click here and here!

Shorts - Lucky Brand, Top - RACHEL Rachel Roy, Flats - ShoeMint, Starfish Ring - Posh Locket, Anchor Ring - Ily Couture, Nail Polish - OPI's "I Think In Pink", Honeycomb Ring - Chloe + Isabel, Green Stone Ring and Necklace - Chloe and Isabel

81 comments:

  1. Beautiful as always, Anna. Love the lace details.

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    1. Very cute shorts! love them!

      Don't miss today my Comfy MINT look....wearing for the first time my New Mint Leather clutch and amazing golden chain wedges.

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  2. I like how you wore it, you look really cute ;)

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  3. I truly love your site.. Great colors & theme.
    Did you make this web site yourself? Please reply back as I'm looking to create my very own blog and want to know where you got this from or what the theme is called. Kudos!

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  4. Qué bien el short, es un cambio muy chic, me gusta, besos,ana.

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  5. nice pics; DD

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  6. love denim shorts!
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  7. Such a cute photo shoot! Your outfit is adorable! I love denim cutoffs, but I dont really wear them because theyre not so flattering on me! Oh, well! Great tips though! Have a great weekend?
    xx
    Inna
    Footprints in the City

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  8. Cute lace detail. Missing your comments Anna, would love you to stop by & see my latest outfit :)
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
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  9. Thanks for the wonderful tips! The shorts you are wearing are gorgeous!

    XO Imke

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  10. wow so pretty. i love your look. the shorts are fantastic.
    visit me, if you have a sec.
    happy weekend.
    maren anita

    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

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  11. Great post and lovely outfit!

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  12. Good Advice!!!
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  13. Wow you look great, and those shorts look good on you :-)
    I really like your jewelries as well!

    You asked if we could follow each other? Of course I'm following you now.
    Can't wait to hear from you <3

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  14. Love this! Denim shorts are SUCH a summer staple...and can be dressed up or down. A must for any girls wardrobe!

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  15. Love these typ of shorts with the lace details. You style it perfectly and I love also the amazing pictures.
    Great post anna.
    Have a lovely day.
    xo, Petra

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  16. nice post babe! u look amazing xx

    moustachic ♡
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  17. Totally love your shorts! Thanks for the DIY options!
    Join my Oasap giveaway and win a piece of your choice! xoxo

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  18. Love your shorts and your shoes. You look so cute! Have a great weekend.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  19. super amazing mix!!
    really loved, so i stay here :-)

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    Sergio, xx

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  20. I love these pictures! I can't wait for shorts weather. If it ever comes... You look great Anna.
    Adela x

    Misspinkstyle.net

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  21. I've been seeing a lot of those Lacey shorts and I think they're adorable!!!
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  22. hey .. nice blog..lovely pics.. your shorts are FAB.. would you like to follow each other....

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  23. Love that top!!

    Rachel
    theoxfordstyle.com

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  24. love shorts!
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  25. Such a cute theme!!! I love little denim shorts :)

    xoxo

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  26. Beautiful look, and fantastic photos! :D

    xx MJ
    http://shopaholic-thoughts.blogspot.pt/

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  27. Oh my gosh, I love everything about your outfit!! The shorts are super adorable.

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  28. thanks for the helpful tips! You look beach ready!

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  29. I love your outfit. I'm definitely a short girl that likes a short not too short but not bermuda short length with a cuff. I like how they have shorts that cater to every need.

    Don't forget to stop by and enter my stella & dot giveaway.

    Agi:)

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  30. Such a cute look, I love the beach pictures!

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  31. Nice post!...beutiful outfit!

    xoxo

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  32. perfect beach outfit! love those shoes! thanks for sharing that add on diy really inspiring! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  33. What a cute Summer outfit! Your tips are awesome and I love that you added a DIY!

    If you get a sec, please check out my latest post. Thank you :)

    Sofia

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  34. Gorgeous photos girl! And I love the white peplum with your cut offs. Have an amazing weekend!

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  35. I love you pictures and you rings are amazing <3

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  36. Love those shorts and your tips were really helpful :) These photos are all so beautiful!
    Love Holly x

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  37. I love your pictures on the beach! And I love denim shorts with lace detailing...

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  38. I'm planning to do a short like this :D:D great shoes!!!

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  39. These shorts are ADORABLE! I love your lace ones better than any of the ones you posted!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  40. I've been looking for a good guide to shorts :) I'm really digging the lace/denim trend so I'll have to find time to DIY my own pair!

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  41. Love Nicole Richie & Kristin Cavallari's style for denim shorts ! love those... I wear them a LOT when I'm in Miami like now... so convenient and easy to style !

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  42. Love the lace/crocheted detailing. :)


    Julia @ www.livingoninspiration.com

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  43. very cute. and the pictures look like a strawberry milkshake ;)

    groetjes
    vreeni

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  44. You look so Cali and carefree! Love the lace detail and those flats are amazing.

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  45. Fabulous pictures! Love how you style those denim shorts. Great post!

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  46. Love the denuim shorts & so jealous that you are at the beach! I may have to DIY an old pair of jeans to the shorts. Love the inspiration. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    xo Lulu
    simplylulustyle.com

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  47. These pictures are so cute, I love the last one! The shorts are perfect, very chic, thank you so much for all the tips, those a great



    xx

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  48. Loving the Lace detailing

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  49. I adore Olivia's look with the leopard jacket! You make me wish I were on a beach right now! Great advice Anna :) xo

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  50. Great post, useful tips and really cute picture of you Anna:-) If you have a second please visit my blog to check my new post xoxo

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  51. I adore this whole outfit! The shoes are perfect!

    Xo, Kelsey

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  52. too cute~

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  53. Great outfit Anna! The details on your shorts are adorable!!

    Alice
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  54. The shorts you are wearing are really pretty!
    xx
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  55. I love denim shorts! Thanks for the useful tips, I could really use them :)

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  56. Love those shorts! Your shoes and top are also super cute, and the shorts you've linked are adorable. I basically live in shorts, so it's always fun to see new options.

    xo
    Sue

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  57. Been looking for a new pair of denim shorts so this post is perfect for me!!! The ones you are wearing are lovely!
    xo
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  58. Love these photos and your tips! You are so cute!

    xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

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  59. The shorts and the jewelry <3
    I absolutely love your blog!!
    Khanak
    www.keepingupwithkhanak.blogspot.com

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  60. Love this post! It's perfect for summer!! I love shorts! They are essential pieces in my wardrobe!

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  61. So cute, love the girly detail of the lace!

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  62. Loving this trend, Anna! You look so gorgeous!

    Love from South Africa

    Arum Lilea

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  63. totally amazing photos at the beach - love the denim short style too :)

    It will be awesome if you can check out my new inspiration post!
    A
    xx
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  64. Love these photos of you!!! The first picture is awesome!

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  65. As usual, i want like every last thing you're wearing so my dream shopping list just got longer, but aside from all that i wanted to tell you how much I LOVE these pictures! Such beautiful lighting and a gorgeous location. You look stunning.

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  66. Love the shorts and pictures !!! great post !!!

    x

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  67. Mmmmm love cut-off shorts for a casual look! Wishing the warm weather would stay around a little longer here in Sydney :(

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  68. I'm loving the DIY options & with booties is always the way to go :).

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