Standards & Practices Denim: Tips On Shopping For Denim Shorts This Summer
A summer staple that’s been spotted everywhere and proving to be a sizzling trend are denim shorts. So why not wear the trend while being ethically responsible?
LA based denim line Standards & Practices is a brand worth having on your radar! The jeans are produced using Ozone Technology, a treatment that decreases the impact of the washing process, making the collection eco-friendly. The denim collection ranges from $70 – $100 and is sold at local boutiques, Nordstrom.com, Alloy.com, and Torrid.com.
Shopping for denim shorts can be just as much of a challenge as it is when shopping for jeans. So, I got a few tips from Marcus Lansden, VP of design & Merchandising for Standards & Practices, to bear in mind while on the denim short shopping journey.
1. The length of the short- Long legs make almost any short wearable, but people with shorter legs generally look more flattering in a shorter length. If short stay away from shorts that hit right above the knee! Also shorts should only be tight if they hit right above the knee or just below, short shorts should not be tight around your thighs!
2. Skin coloration- believe it or not your skin tone makes a difference in the way a short looks on. This may or may not be an issue in the day of spray tanning but generally fair skin people do better in something with a little color or a deep blue denim, the darker the skin the more flexibility!
3. Pocket shape and size- As with a jean this is important because it can either enhance or detract from the way your bum looks. On a short you want a pocket that is placed to end at top of thigh, not one that runs down the back of leg. If you have a small butt, it looks better with a flap back pocket or a pocket with some details t as it tends to add fullness. If you have a large butt a cleaner shape and a reasonably smaller size pocket will be more flattering. Also front pocket scoop and shape affects how the short looks on the hip. If you are more curvy or full in the hip area stay away from side entry pockets and opt for typical jean style or trouser style pocket entry.
Other tips to remember when shopping for denim- white generally makes things look bigger and dark colors make things look smaller! Shorts can actually be very versatile, add some wedges and pretty blouse to dress up a pair or a tee and sandals for a casual look.