Summer typically means shorts season but not all of us are ready to pull the trigger on those daisy dukes. I have friends that never wear shorts and a few of you have messaged me for some alternatives to summer shorts. Personally, my legs are my least favorite part of my body. I was in an ATV accident when I was younger so I have a huge gnarly scar on my knee. The accident and pregnancy also damaged a vein in my leg and now I have a varicose vein the size of the Mississippi running from my thigh to my ankle.
So what’s a girl to wear if shorts aren’t your jam? I found a few great alternatives to shorts that won’t leave you sweating to death in the summer heat.
Alternatives To Summer Shorts
1. Linen Pants
Linen pants are a great alternative to shorts. There are more tailored styles like my olive linen pants above or more flowy options. Linen is an open weave fabric that allows for more air flow to keep you cool.
2. Maxi Dress/Maxi Skirt
Maxi dresses are also a great summer option because they are flowy. You know I’m a huge maxi dress fan! Any time I can throw on one piece of clothing and look really put together is an A++ item of clothing in my book! I have had this maxi dress for years and it is a timeless piece that is restocked year after year. This post with my 15 favorite maxi dresses is sure to help you find one that suits your fancy.
This is a trendier piece of clothing and I am really digging it. The cropped jumpsuit above has straps and a fun summer print. Below is a really fun striped strapless jumpsuit. Both can be dressed up or down from beach to dinner.