In my adult life, I have owned exactly one pair of denim shorts, bought on a whim right after college and worn every summer until I got paint and furniture stain on them during my last move (brown streaks are not the look you're going for, generally). Naturally, they had to go, and because I hate shopping for shorts so much, I have not bothered to replace them since.
But I like the concept of shorts, and found myself wishing I owned a pair on the precisely two nice days we've had in New York so far this year, so I figure it's finally time to find some new cutoffs. Several of my coworkers have recommended this style by Madewell, which they swear is not only comfortable, but also flattering thanks to the high rise and the not-too-short inseam. I like the unique button-front fly, which would make my band tees feel vintage. (Since they're all One Direction, they're already halfway there!) I plan to wear them with sneakers in the city and a pair of Soludos espadrilles for the beach. I'll even try not to get furniture stain on them!
Madewell high-rise denim boyshorts: button-through edition, $74.50, available at Madewell.
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