Everyone has their key summer essentials that take them all the way through the summer season, whether it's a great pair of sandals or the perfect pair of sunglasses; everyone has their own favourite item. Mine has always been a pair of denim cut off shorts! In the past, I have owned up to 5 pairs of denim shorts from various high street stores in a variety of different colours.
When you find a pair that fits you they can last up to 10 years, that's how long my first pair of Levi 501 cut off shorts lasted me. It was only earlier this year I had to bin them as they were becoming too short for me, from all the wear and tear they have taken over the years they had actually turned into hot pants. So this summer I went on the hunt to find a find a good pair of Levi denim shorts and here we are with my new pair.
Going on the hunt for anything vintage can take me ages, visiting lots of vintage stores and sourcing out the right colourway whilst trying to find a pair in your size! This can be a nightmare but once you get hold of a pair that fits it's like a eureka moment. Finding this pair took some time but so glad I did and now whenever the weather is sunny in London I wear these all the time. Here I have gone for a simple look teaming my denim shorts with a simple black t-shirt from my favourite store of the moment & Other Stories. Adding little details to the outfit with my triangle necklace, sunglasses and my silver cross the body bag. I have worn some block heels here but for a more casual look, a pair of sandals would look great.
One little tip when buying vintage jeans or shorts, go up one size from what your normal size is. So here I have a 30 waist size so would be a size medium. I find even if the clothing is a little baggy it looks far better than if you squeeze yourself into a smaller pair!
LEVI DENIM SHORTS PLACES TO BUY THEM FROM
DENIM SHORTS - LEVI
SANDALS - ZARA
CROSS THE BODY BAG - LOEFFLER RANDALL*
Anything marked * has been gifted