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JC Team Short Shop

Short shopping is quite the adventure, often one we don’t particularly look forward to at the beginning of the season. We have a few theories as to why…is it the paleness of our legs after a long 2 seasons away from the sun? Is it the poor lighting in change rooms? Is it the sweaty stress of pulling shorts on and off? Sound familiar? Here are our tips to conquering the short shopping challenge with ease:

  1. Prep your legs. Whether it’s moisturizing, shaving or a layer of self-tanner, we recommend showing your legs a little love before you shop. Here is our favourite self tanner we rely on!
  2. Not sure what size to try? Take in 2. Avoid the awkward moments waiting for a different size and go in with options you can switch in and out of quickly.
  3. Lastly don’t be afraid to get advice, ask a senior style associate to recommend a short that will achieve the fit and look you are going for. Having a second opinion can also lead to finding out which styles others have been loving and discovering new denim you never imagined yourself pulling off!

To go the extra mile, we’ve started your short shopping homework for you and have entered into the H&M and Aritzia change rooms to try on all kinds of shorts to find the top styles we’re loving. Scroll to see the styles from these two retailers that made it into our carts below!

Julianne’s Cart:

Julianne is 5’2 typically wearing a 4 in shorts. She has a straighter more boxy waist with lean legs!

“This 5 or 3 inch short (The 7 inch is way too long on me) with pleats is a flattering fit—creating definition at my waistline while showing off my legs!”
“Linen blend and beautifully patterned, I love this short and have them in a pant version as well! Find the pant length here.”
“A classic denim style that fit me in all the right places. I bought them in denim too (not available online but found in stores).”
“Find me in these shorts all weekend long. Perfect for mom duty running around the cottage with George.”

Adrienne’s Cart:

Adrienne is 5’8 typically wearing a 4/6 in shorts. She has a curvy figure with muscly thighs and glutes!

“These fit slimmer to my thigh, are a great length and have stretch. Click here for extended sizing in a similar style.”
“A classic trouser style short with such a fun pop of colour! I love the 7 or 5 inch shorts (The 3 is way too short on me) and found that the size 6 fit best. P.s Julianne bought the blouse pictured here too and loves it!”
“The shorts I never knew I needed! These highlight my waistline and sit comfortably away from my thigh. I love that I can wear with or without the front tie.”
“I’m not going to lie..I bought the whole set! SO comfortable, flattering and perfect for the cottage. I fell in love with this trendy lime colour but it comes in 7 other colour ways too.”

Katrina’s Cart:

Katrina is 5’6 typically wearing a 2 in shorts. She has a straighter more boxy waist with lean legs!

“The lower cuff on these trouser style shorts is what drew me in. These take the #1 short spot in my books.”
“The perfect amount of stretch and deep front pockets are the best things about this short. Plus they are a great length you can feel comfortable in all day long.”
“I am a very picky denim wearer. I am happy to say this is my perfect pair. From wash, cut to length, this is the denim short for me.
“Soft and high waisted with the perfect amount of subtle vegan leather texture that can transform any look.”

Brianna’s Cart:

Brianna is 5’5 and typically wears a 6 in shorts. She has a longer torso and lean legs!

“The perfect lounge short. I bought the set to wear with sneakers all summer long.”
“Beautiful seam-line details, 5 inch length, soft vegan leather. I am already playing with all the ways I can dress this short up and down this season.”
“Relaxed-fit, wide-cut shorts made from a silk blend. High waist a comfortable waist band—light enough for summer but lined so you don’t have to worry about them being see through! (Plus theirs a matching top you can shop here.)”
“The pattern on this short is everything! Plus the blue scalloped hem adds a fun and flirty detail to every look.”

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