most of my denim shorts fall into this range of 2-4 inch inseams and are, for me, the hardest to dress up. normally, i'd grab a pair of sneakers or loafers, which would be fine for lunch or coffee after the beach. but if i wanted a dressier option for cocktails or dinner, i'd pair these shorts with mid-height heels (2-3"). i'd stay away from lighter denim and frayed edges which would be too casual for heels, in my opinion.
the shorts i had in mind for this pairing was actually mid-thigh length...but on this day, they were suddenly too big. maybe from my marathon-training running?? but you get the idea. mid-thigh = mid-heels.
so after cruising the beach in your bikini and denim shorts, throw on an easy button-up, ditch the beach tote for a cute bag, and you're ready for happy hour.
are you comfortable wearing heels with shorts?
ae shorts; baublebar necklace)
here's a few to try:
you can also:
pair mid length shorts with flatforms
in case you missed it:
monday's knee length shorts + high heels