How to Wear Shorts Without Feeling Self-conscious


I'm actually a fan of modest fashion, low-key.

I know, I know. The word "decent" and fashion don't usually go together, realistically speaking but that's a story for another day. By "wearing shorts decently", I mean wearing shorts comfortable for the conservative woman.

I noticed that I get a lot of looks when I wear shorts and some people have even commented that they can't pull of the look.

Oh, but you can.

You really can.

1. Silhouette is key.

The major step is selecting a silhouette that you feel most comfortable. A-line or boxy shorts are my thing. I can't deal with tight shorts. They're less versatile and less compatible with varying occasions.

In conclusion, I would advise a boxy or A-line silhouette. Any silhouette that's loose really. This is the only tip

2. Match the length to...

The occasion. There's almost nothing more important than being occasion-appropriate and in this case, it's all about length.

3. Low crotch.

In my experience, shorts with  low crotches are more versatile and "socially acceptable"

4. Dress it up. Or down.

It's all about the styling. Style your shorts with a shirt tucking in with a leather belt and brogues or dress it down with a striped t-shirt, baseball hat and mules. It's really up to you.

At the end of the day, it's up to you. Style is all about self-expression so in the words of one of my favourite youtubers, do you, boo.

Are you a fan of shorts?

Leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you!

P.S: There's a short video clip of this look on Instagram, you can check it out here
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  1. Love your shorts, they look so comfy. When it comes to style I think as long as you are comfortable and dressed for the occasion the rest is

  2. I'm a fan of modest fashion too! One of the reasons why I really like hijabi fashion bloggers. Love your outfit Ijenna, the shorts are super cute. I don't really wear shorts as I can be quite self conscious of my legs but I definitely agree when you say you prefer loose shorts.xx
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