My legs are a serious contradiction. I wear pants and jeans all summer because my stems are significantly whiter than the rest of my body, but they're significantly whiter than the rest of my body because I wear long pants and jeans all summer. For those of you out there like me, filled with dreams of tan legs and varied length bottoms, here is your shopping list.
As a quick recap, 9 bottoms are the prescribed limit. I broke those down in the following necessary categories:
In my original post, the below bottoms were my initial picks. Check out the resources under the photo!
- Top row: Slim Broken-In Boyfriend Jean in Monterey Wash at J.Crew, $135 / (Similar) 7 for All Mankind Karah Straight Cotton Jean Dark Oak Ridge 2 at Gilt, $99 / 620 Mid-Rise Super Skinny in Seriously Black at J Brand, $198
- Middle row: Teddie Pant in Dusty Pink at J.Crew, $69.99 / Martie Pant in Bi-Stretch Cotton in Black at J.Crew, $89.50 / Cardigan Striped Knit Flare Maxi Skirt at Intermix, $149
- Bottom row: Ripples My Fancy Shorts in Black at ModCloth, $44.99 / Denim Short in Merrill Wash at J.Crew, $69.50 / Midi Skirt in Cotton Clip-Dot in White at J.Crew, $89.50
Now, to tackle some other options, broken up by category:
- Top row: Coco Curvy Straight Leg Jeans in Wooster at Bloomingdale’s, $58.88 / Kut from the Kloth Stevie Straight-Leg Jeans in Breezy Wash at Macy’s, $89 / Mossimo Women's Mid-rise Jegging in Black at Target, $27.99
- Bottom row: Juniors’ Levi’s 524 Skinny Jeans in Black Sateen at Kohl’s, $49.50 /Destroyed Skinny Boyfriend Jeans for Women in Gray Wash at Old Navy, $39.94 / Classic Wash Distressed Boyfriend Jeans at Love Culture, $39.95
- Top row: Kensie Stretch Crepe Pants at Zappos, $79 / Slim Crop Pants in True Black at Gap, $59.95 / Renay Crop Pant in Black at Club Monaco, $99
- Bottom row: Exact Stretch Skinny Pants in Cobalt at The Limited, $69.95 / Fitted Suit Trousers at Topshop, $68 / Situationally Savvy Pants in Mustard at ModCloth, $54.99
- Top row: (Top black shorts) Petite Floral Crochet Shorts at Topshop, $48 / (Middle jean shorts) Women’s Chambray Casual Shorts at Canvas by Lands’ End, $43.99 / (Bottom black shorts) Women’s Bi-Stretch Shorts in Ink Black at Canvas by Lands’ End, $51.99 / Cutoff Denim Shorts for Women (3”) in Amazon at Old Navy, $24.94 / BDG Tom Girl Low-Rise Denim Short in Newport at Urban Outfitters, $29.99
- Bottom row: Pilcro Denim Roll-Up Shorts at Anthropologie, $68 / Free People Life’s Too Short Embroidered Shorts in Black at Macy’s, $74.99
- Top row: Women’s LC Lauren Conrad Gauze Midi Skirt in Angel Falls at Kohl’s, $32.40 / INC International Concepts Asymmetrical Striped Maxi Skirt at Macy’s, $39.99 / Soul Cake Women’s Jersey Dolphon Hem Maxi Skirt in Heather Gray at Target, $22.99
- Bottom row: Raising the Bar-Becue Skirt in Navy at ModCloth, $49.99 / Striped Side Slit Maxi Skirt at Charlotte Russe, $19.99 / (Top white skirt) Women’s Cotton Skirt in 01 Off White at Uniqlo, $29.90 / (Bottom pink skirt) Linen Stripe Mini Skirt in Coral Stripe at Gap, $23.99
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