Paper-Bag Shorts Summer Outfit

Paper-Bag Shorts Summer Outfit

I mentioned before how I can’t believe I like these paper-bag shorts so much, considering I’ve always thought the paper-bag trend was really unflattering (who would want extra fabric bunched up around your waist?) I do still think it’s hit or miss, but I’ve started to realize the style tends to be more flattering if the shorts are made of a material that is lightweight. Linen, cotton or like the pair I’m wearing that are a viscose blend. Anyway, I’m glad I found these paper-bag shorts as they’ll allow me to give my denim shorts a break this summer and I also think they’ll be a perfect transition short into Fall!


Pape-Bag Shorts Summer Outfit Pape-Bag Shorts Summer Outfit

Another detail I find gives paper-bag shorts a more flattering look is for them to have a fitted waist. Since the style of the short has a lot of fabric pretty much everywhere and a more relaxed fit through the legs, a cinched waist offers a balanced look.

My last little tip/observation when it comes to this short style is choosing a neutral/solid color. Anytime a bottom (pants or shorts) has a lot going on in the structure department, I prefer to keep things more sleek by staying away from print or color that is too bold.

Pape-Bag Shorts Summer Outfit

Tank: Amazon Shorts: H&M , similar, similar Heels: similar, similar, similar Purse: Marc Jacobs Earrings: Target Hat: similar

My tank top is a $20 amazon find available in 10 colors! It runs TTS, I’m wearing a Small. My exact heels are unfortunately sold out, but you can find similar styles here, here and here.

P.S. I promise these shorts were wrinkle-free before I photographed this outfit, but it’s the nature of these shorts to wrinkle easily-so i just accepted it 🙃

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