Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Thank you for your kind responses to my Mental Health post yesterday! I think we are all in the same boat – constantly working to do the things we know we NEED to do to be mentally healthy.
As I’m writing this on Tuesday afternoon, it is still so cold! But, my mind is on spring fashion…
Do you have a pair of cut-off jean shorts? Jorts? Daisy Dukes?
They are the jeans of summer – duh; they are jeans! Anything you wear with jeans now can be put with cut-offs during the weather transition period and you can even wear them into fall. Everyone needs a pair. Calm down; I will give some options for different ages and different body types.
I think they can work for errands, picnics, concerts, festivals, flea markets, farmer’s markets, a casual dinner out, and more. They are just so easy to throw on and I was reaching for mine so much last summer!
If you aren’t comfortable with a true cut-off, what about these? Target has lots of affordable options. I personally love the Universal Thread line. There is way more on the Target.com site than in the store. Order a few sizes and styles and do returns in store for the ones you don’t like.
Also, there are so many types of denim – you can find ones with more stretch than others. If you want to wear this trend, shop around and don’t give up.
Also, I have a pair of denim drawstring shorts that might be more your style. You could look for something like that.
This needs to be said again and again: It is worth it to try them on in your own home with your own clothes and your better lighting. I forget this from time to time!
But, wait! Do a bit of self tanner a few days before so that pasty white legs don’t make you sad. It really does help.
I am 5’4 and I like a 3.5 inch inseam. You may have to try on different lengths to see what works best for your style and your body type.
Here’s the sad truth:
You probably need to go up at least one size – maybe two – in cut-offs. The size is just a number, remember. They will hang better if you go up, I think. And, if you are doing anything that says “high rise”, I definitely think you have to go up a size.
I ordered a pink and black pair from Walmart.com. I know; I will eat my words. Walmart.com isn’t so bad. In fact, it’s pretty darn good. I apologize.
Now I have blue denim, white denim cut-offs, and pink and black denim cut-offs. I go all in.
If you aren’t sure how much you will wear cut-offs in 2022, it makes sense to buy a cheaper “starter” pair as many in the blog world have coined it.
Now, what about shoes?
Of course you can go the sneaker of flip flop route.
If you want to look a bit less casual, Birkenstocks are the perfect shoe for cut-offs. You can see in the above photos that I usually chose my gold Birks.
I also love the look of my lace up flat sandals with my cut offs.
I really like a long sleeve with cut-offs for some reason.
Do you wear cut-offs?
What’s your preferred brand and style?