Putting Together a Summer Wardrobe Capsule: 35 Skirts, Shorts & Pants to Buy Now

published Jun 22, 2016
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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:

  • Jeans: Boyfriend jeans, dark wash straight jeans and black skinny jeans
  • Slacks: Colored, black
  • Shorts: Black and blue denim, cotton
  • Skirts: Maxi, gauze/cotton
  • In my original post, the below bottoms were my initial picks. Check out the resources under the photo!

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    Now, to tackle some other options, broken up by category:


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    →Need tops for these bottoms? Shop 50+ blouses, tanks and T-shirts here.

    →See all our clothing picks for putting together a summer wardrobe here.