I want to love denim shorts. I really, really do. But how can I love denim shorts when every pair I try on almost immediately tries to do me dirty? They’re always riding up, cutting me off in the worst spots or are too big in the waist and too small in the thighs – or vice versa. The discomfort is real, but how can I give up when they’re the ultimate summer piece?
Well, this summer I took a leap of faith and ordered the internet famous AGOLDE Parker Shorts. These are bestselling denim shorts and for good reason. With over 500 raving reviews and the ability to look amazing on seriously everyone who puts them on, I have finally found the denim shorts to end all denim shorts!
I read the reviews and was still skeptical. Most of the girls I’ve seen on Instagram wearing these shorts are a size 24 and I am not a size 24! I have a booty and thighs and will do anything and everything to prevent chafing and discomfort. Flashforward to today, I’ve had these shorts for over two weeks and have worn them almost every day. I’ve worn them to the pool, on a date and to run errands. They are my go-to shorts right now because they look good, are so easy to style and they are really very comfortable. I know they are a splurge, but if you think about cost per wear I’m well on my way to getting my money out of them after just two short weeks.
Details:These shorts are made of 100% cotton, have a button fly with just one silvertone button at the top visible and have a light blue wash (Swapmeet). There are whiskering and fading accents at the front, as well as a subtle acid wash. Light distressing throughout the shorts leads down to a raw, frayed hem.
Fit: The Parker shorts are 100% cotton with an 11.5″ high rise, a 2.5″ inseam and a 23.5″ leg opening. I normally wear a size 6/8 but went up to a size 29 in these shorts and love the fit. If you have curves (like me) and don’t enjoy denim shorts riding up your ass I would suggest going one full size up from what you normally wear in designer jeans.
AGOLDE is a modern brand with a noticeable ‘90s influence, that can seen by the carefully placed details on these Parker shorts. The brand seeks to help us find our “individuality and confidence,” all while staying laid back and “California-cool.”
Sold at retailers such as Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and Shopbop, WAYF is the perfect addition to every fashion-savvy wardrobe. Designer and owner Meredith Fisher brings affordable luxury to the contemporary market with her label, WAYF (Where Are You From) and I am HERE for it. While I am partial to dresses from the WAYF collection, I am also a huge fan of her tops due to the details and approachable price point.
Shop my favorite pieces from my WAYF Lookbook below.
My favorite on-demand beauty app company Glamsquadhas launched its own line of makeup last week and I am HERE for it.
The simplicity of the Glamsquad Makeup line was the number one draw for me. There is no need to watch hours of Youtube tutorials to learn how to use the products or spend hours trying to determine your right shade. It’s buildable, blendable and blissfully basic. The carefully curated selection of four hero products includes a setting spray, tinted lip balm, highlighter, and primer. The collection is well priced with everything under $30 ($22-$28) and is cruelty-free and free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and mineral oil.
Additionally, being able to purchase the makeup that your artist used after your glam session is a MAJOR draw for me. I almost always take a photo of the product they use on me and almost always forget to include the color or another important detail, so I never actually buy the product I loved. These products can be purchased on the Glamsquad site and at select CVS stores.
All you need for summer is a BOLD statement, but I 100% stand behind it! My favorite boho sandals got a sporty UPGRADE from Birkenstock, masters of comfort since 1774. Their iconic cushioned sandal was revised in allover rubber-like texture with sleek adjustable straps designed to exercise foot and leg muscles while providing comfort. At the ripe old age of 32, comfort is key and honestly the main selling factor in a summer sandal for me. The contoured footbed absorbs shock and mimics the shape of a healthy foot, while pronounced medial and metatarsal arches support the instep and ball of your foot.
I snagged these $39 Birkenstocks at the beginning of last summer and haven’t looked back. I own them in the white color and just like last summer they are selling out quickly. I know white summer sandals sound scary and NOT very practical, but these sandals are so easy to clean. Just grab a magic eraser, scrub them down and they will look brand new.