Thoughts By Natalie

Boyfriend Shorts Two Ways


One wardrobe item of mine that gets a lot of wear is my American Eagle boyfriend shorts. First of all, if you haven’t tried denim shorts from AE, stop right now and go check them out. Affordable, a bit stretchy and super flattering. They’re my favorite! Okay, back to the post. Last year I got some tiny little cutoffs (similar), which I adore for San Diego summers, but I realized I also wanted a pair that just felt comfy like sweatpants. So I recently got myself these babies, and I wear them constantly!

Fit-wise, I got them true to size (I’m a 6 in their shorts) and they have a relaxed fit. If you want them to fit more snugly, just go down a size. Also, although they are technically a “midi” short, I just rolled them once more to make them a better length for my shorter legs. One way I love to wear them is with a cool sweatshirt and my lace-up ballet flats, but here’s a peek at two other ways I styled them recently—the tan heeled sandals definitely dress up the shorts, plus have a much-desired leg lengthening effect that I love…

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Outfit Details

Outfit #1 // American Eagle shorts, Madewell tee, Madewell cardigan, Natalie Borton necklace, Merona sandals (similar)

Outfit #2 // American Eagle shorts, Natalie Borton necklace, Who What Wear for Target sweater (sized up for a more relaxed fit), Mossimo vest (similar), Merona sandals (similar)

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  • Katelyn Olson
    April 7, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    LOVE both these looks! What size do you get in the Madewell tee??

    • Natalie Borton
      April 7, 2016 at 2:54 pm

      Mine is a small and has a looser fit for a casual feel :)

  • Elizabeth Mayberry
    April 8, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    I LOVE American Eagle shorts! Literally the best!

  • colleen wilshire
    May 21, 2016 at 11:32 am

    i’ve been hunting for the perfect denim shorts and i’m going to check these out for sure. I love the length and the color!

    • Natalie Borton
      May 22, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      Yay!! I wear them constantly when it’s warm out. Perfect mix of comfy and stylish.

  • lili j
    June 17, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    What is the brand of the shoes you are wearing in these photos…they are great!

    • Natalie Borton
      June 18, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      They’re old sandals from Target!

  • lili j
    June 20, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    They are incredible!!!!