Tuesday, July 20, 2010

short story

Summer and shorts seem to go together. So, tell me - do you wear shorts and what kind of shorts? Love to hear your comment, keep it short and sweet.
fashion illustration for J.McLaughlin


Rene said...

The tulips popping out of the bag are the perfect touch. Yes, I wear shorts to stay cool. How about you?


Gretchen said...

Yes, I wear shorts, unfortunately they aren't as short as they used to be:)

Anonymous said...

I have one pair of shorts - tailored navy blue.

Elizabeth said...

i avoid wearing shorts because I dont care for my legs. I usually wear dresses or skirts unless I'm working out.

pve design said...

I love shorts, bermuda shorts, capris and tees for summer.

I have seem some short shorts on some that should be wearing longer shorts....if ya know what I mean.

2 hippos,
one pair of navy, how conservatively chic of you~
you need a quilt-pattern belt!

pretty pink tulips said...

I have one pair - J.Crew - that seem to fit well. Other than that....I'm in sundresses.

Kwana said...

I just got some new longer shorts Bermuda style. Guess I'm showing my age but I like them.

Jo said...

I'm more of skirt, skort, sundress kinda gal girl.


Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Love your pun. Shorts, technically yes but they have gotten longer over the years. AND those were harder to find this year!

Stitchfork said...

All shorts banned here by order of the Vein of Varicose - life's too short to worry about it!

Barima said...

I find the illustration rather sweet and laidback. Well done

I don't have much use for shorts outside of the home. Besides, I've no fondness for heat; straw hats and white suits hold more appeal as summer staples

I do admire Junya Watanabe's facility for appealing shorts-based looks in his menswear shows, however. I'm always nearly converted

All best,


pve design said...

love that you wear dresses or skirts - you are showing your daughter how to be a "lady" - like the Queen wearing skirts and suits while in NY!

denise said...

I prefer skirts, they feel freer to me, but if I'm wearing shorts they're low waisted and have been cut off from a pair of funky pants.

The Buzz said...

Not much of a short person unless they're longer, flattering Bermudas. Skirts and dresses are my summer style!

Debra said...

I own two pairs of longer shorts-but mainly it's skirts-just above the knee-not too short, tees and white shirts. Pretty standard uniform for me. I did get a great shirtdress recently that I love!

Karena said...

For summer I love capris, skirts and long flowing dresses!

Art by Karena

North of 25A said...

No shorts for me; no shortage of skirts or capris, however.

Sensible Footwear said...

Lovely illustration!

When I shop for something summery I seem to avoid shorts. With that in mind - and also an image of my Aunty Kath sporting short white shorts well into maturity - maybe it's time to be brave and give them a go this year.

Barbara said...

Short answer: yes

Laura Casey Interiors said...

I am starting to think I need to stop wearing shorts. I feel dorky :)

pve design said...

ha ha ha, dorky, you, I cannot imagine!
I am sitting in a skirt - they always feel one part comfortable and other part lady-like.
yep, I am reaching the age where I wish I could wear short shorts and look like Tina Turner.
"What's love got to do with it?"

Purple Flowers said...

I like Bermuda shorts, capris and sun dresses. In this high heat, it's also sandals and very little jewelry. Also, an ice tea in my hand! :)

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

If I had good legs I'd wear shorts ALL summer long...love how they look. However...you'll find me in slacks and jeans, and occasionally capris...those "shorts" days are over for me.

JMW said...

Summer = shorts. Kkaki, stone, seersucker, madras, you name it.

Cynthia said...

No Daisy-dukes for me....but I do love Linen and jean shorts are always a must! Your art is so amazing!!!

Design Love

Ideezine said...


I love capri's in different colors with about 9% spandex added to fabric content. Durable, flexible, on the go and always feeling great in them. Goal is function and confort in clothes.


Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Love them as long as they are to my knees! Oh for the days when I could wear short ones!!!

Splendid Willow said...

Long, white and tight denim jeans (to just above the knees). How do I think I am?!! (: And then some bohemian tops, long necklaces, silver sandals and funky glasses and even I get some attention! Haha! I love being playful summer time.

Summer hugs to you,



Splendid Willow said...

Ooops, I meant to say WHO do I think I am!

Who, hoo!



Kelley said...

I love wearing shorts during summer, although my legs are blindingly white. I like pleated shorts that are kind of puffy.

kayce hughes said...

I am more of a dress girl.