Tank top: Swap — Shorts: Nordstrom Rack — Sandals: Goodwill (Target) — Necklace and earrings: Gifts
I officially take back anything bad I ever said about short-shorts. I have two pairs that I’ve worn a couple of times around this here blog, and they are my friends–especially this pair, which are phenomenally comfortable in addition to having a great pattern and color.
I freely admit that a lot of my short-shorts side-eyeing of yore had to do with all the slut-shamey and fat-shamey stuff that I’d internalized over the years; it’s hard not to, when it’s everywhere, all the time.
Eventually I became more aware of the misogyny inherent in that kind of thinking, and have been doing my best to slap it back down when those thoughts creep in, as they’re wont to do occasionally. Who cares if other folks wear booty shorts? Not me, not no mo’.
Which isn’t to say that you have to wear short-shorts if you’re not comfortable in them. Perish the thought! Expose your body as little or as much as you’re okay with, and take care of yourself. Just try not to harsh on someone else’s short-shorts groove, y’know? (Or their body hair groove, for that matter. I haven’t been shaving lately–partially out of laziness and partially out of crush the patriarchy–and precisely nothing bad has happened. I think the armpit hair is kinda cute.)
When in doubt, just remember what The Simpsons had to say on the subject:
“Look at all them hot pants.”
“Hey, everybody, who likes short shorts?”
“WE LIKE SHORT SHORTS!”