Summer Shorts - The How-To Guide

This week we are seriously crushing on Levi's shorts, which have quickly become our favourite lock down staples. So here's Roo and Bex to show us what to wear with their top styles and explain why they have fallen in love with them...


Roo wears: Levi's 501 Original Athens Mid-Length Shorts £50, Rhythm Amelia Black Top £48, Le Specs Skyline Bright Gold Blue Sunglasses £80Birkenstock Arizona Suede Leather Ochre Yellow Sandals £75


Roo - "I’ve always worn Levi’s 501 shorts for the past 7 years since we’ve stocked them. I love the classic wash of the denim and they’re never too short or too tight! As I’m now in my 50’s, it could be said that I’m 'too old’ for denim shorts, but it’s a case of wearing them right. I always go at least one/two sizes bigger than I would wear Levi's in jeans as I like them to sit slightly lower on my hips and to be fairly roomy - that way they don’t cut into your thigh or expose too many wobbly bits when I sit down!! They wash brilliantly and just get better every time you wear them. This Athens wash is really soft and comfy to wear too, I’m wearing a size 29 which is perfect - I usually wear a 28 in Levi’s jeans."


Roo - "These are a new cut for Levi’s and have been really popular. They offer a little more length if you feel more exposed in the short shorts, however they’re cut slightly wide legged so they really flatter on the thigh rather than being tight across the things which no one wants. Again, the wash is really soft, a good mid-blue denim. I love them with a top tucked in and belted, they’re mid-waist so a little smarter that the 501 classic shorts. I’m wearing a 29, again I think this is the perfect size for me, I would suggest to size up once."
Roo - "We had these beauties last year and they’re the ultimate in comfy summer dressing. I just live in mine - perfect for lounging around in the sunshine! I wear them low slung and loose in a medium, so they don’t cling to anything. Wear them with a loose linen vest like this Lolosister vest in cement, a simple tee or a long sleeve tee if it’s a bit chillier."


Bex wears: Levi's 501 Original Luxor Heat Shorts £50, Free People Ivory Banda Blouse £78, A.Kjærbede Gold Toby Sunglasses £28, worn with a pair of Birkenstocks.

Bex - "When I can get my denim shorts out I know summer is on it’s way! They are my everyday essential, so the more pairs I have the merrier! When Roo found these lighter wash Levi's shorts with the distressed hem, I just had to give them a try."

Please note: we recommend going up 1 or 2 sizes in this style as they come up a little small. Bex is normally a 28 in Levi's jeans but is wearing a 30 in these shorts.

Bex - "In this light wash style I would size up by one or two sizes. I'm wearing a 30 and they're perfect! There isn’t much in the sizes, so going up by two sizes over your jean size is just spot on for a slightly relaxed look. They are so comfy and I felt they were holding bits in where needed and managing to cover the bits we don’t want to see 😜. Honestly... I put these shorts on and then simply added a floaty Free People blouse and thought damn, I now need these in my life! #lovewhatido"

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