My top three shorts for summer 2013

Palm print shorts { Lord & Taylor, €44 } • Vertical striped shorts { H&M Divided, €14.95 } • Faux-leather lasercut shorts { River Island, €55 } 

I was never a big fan of shorts. Dresses and skirts? Yes! Shorts? Awkward! With shorts often being too short and too wide at the waist for me, I’ve only owned two pairs for the last three years. I have a pair of gorgeous olive-colored shorts and simple denim ones that go with everything. Both from H&M and both bought while I was still in High School. And that’s a while ago. So for summer ’13 I decided I could use a few extra pairs!

At the start of spring, I was pretty hesitant about the palm-print trend. I like my T-shirts and dresses simple, so I had no idea how to incorporate the trend into my own wardrobe. Untill I spotted these super cute palm-print shorts at C&A for a mere €15. They’ve been on my watch for about two weeks now, but I can’t buy them just yet because I’m currently in Italy and will probably be completely broke after this trip.

Oh, I forgot to mention that I was going to Italy now did I? – Oops.

The other two types have actually been added to my wardrobe already! That means I’ve doubled the amount of shorts I can wear from two to four this year! As a gift for my internship ending well, my mom treated me to a more basic pair of faux-leather shorts from Vila. I also loved the cut-out details on this pair from River Island, but they’re a bit expensive and I wasn’t sure how much I’d actually wear them. FYI: I’ve worn my Vile shorts 5 days already! A week later I found a perfect pair of vertically striped ones at Forever 21 for  €20. I actually wanted the exact pair I featured above, but my size was out so I had to search for an alternative. Forever 21 has a lot of striped shorts right now, so you might want to check the store if you want a pair for yourself! 

I’m off to enjoy another day in Italy. I’ll tell you all about our last-minute vacation soon. And Alissa, if you’re reading this, next time I need you to come with me as my interpreter. I don’t understand a bit of what these Italians are saying! 

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  • I love those striped shorts! I saw a pair like that at Forever 21 today and I wanted them sooo badly! I hope you enjoy your vacation, that sounds like so much gun!

  • SO CUTE!! 🙂 I followed you via bloglovin'.

  • The palm print is unlike something I've seen before. Thanks for posting the photos and feel free to drop by me too anytime.

  • Super leuk!! And have fun in Italy!

  • Oh god, die palm print, NEED IT NOW!
    En Italië, need it now too 😀
    Geniet ervan, je hebt het verdiend!


  • wat een schattige shortjes!

  • Oh so exciting! Hope you are having an amazing time in Italy! And getting lots of wear out of your shorts collection! Can't wait to see more when you get back.

    Funny too as my sister is on holiday in Italy just now! She's been there 2 days, before that she was in Paris. I'm so jealous of you both! haha

    Away From The Blue

  • allemaal superleuk! i luuuuv shorts!
    xo Charlotte – Aliceroxy

  • Ik ben vooral fan van het lederen shortje!

  • love the striped ones – they're quite flattering! I'd like them a little longer, though.

  • So excited you're going to Italy! I have the same issue with shorts.

  • Volledig fan van de eerste!

  • love all the shorts! 😀

  • Leather look for the win!

    Monica Harmony's Blog

  • Have a great time!!! And I love those striped shorts!

  • loving those stripe shorts!

    Lady à la Mode

  • Die palm print is mijn favoriet!

  • Die short met streepjes vind ik heel leuk, en veel plezier in Italië 😉

  • I have the same issue with shorts. Great post!!

    p.s. I am craving Italy! Hope you're enjoying it to the fullest! I went for 2 weeks a few years ago, and have missed it ever since.


  • Cute shorts! I just love the palm print ones! I don't really wear shorts that often but I should more! Awesome about your trip!


  • Very nice sellections!


  • I must have those palm print shorts!

  • Heel leuke shortjes indeed!