Get Bold, Get Creative, Get Sustainable—But Above All, Get Your Legs Out!
News Just In: Short Can Be As Long As You Like
When it comes to our legwear, summer is the most varied time of all—when the sun pops its head out from behind the clouds, we love to reach for anything from short shorts to capri pants.
Shorts and pants are the perfect women’s summer clothing: they are universal, practical, and, unlike skirts, they won’t embarrass you if a summer breeze comes along unexpectedly. As clothing brand Sanctuary reports, no matter what length of shorts or pants we feel most comfortable in, summer is a time for investing in bold summer designs and prints.
A Short History
Since female Hollywood stars began wearing them to show their pins in the 1930s, shorts have made a regular appearance in fashion for men and women. But even today, they can cause a stir—one shorts-wearing UK newsreader even made the news himself when he was spotted wearing his cropped pants under the news desk.
Despite the occasional scandal of a newsreader showing his legs, shorts of all varieties are super popular today—Bermuda shorts, hiker shorts, denim cut-off jeans, and even longer crops like capri pants. And we all have a favorite way to wear them.
It’s All About the Print
Even if the sun doesn’t shine, there is a way to make your wardrobe feel summery all season long, and that is with some colorful patterns and bold designs. If tropical is your thing, then we say go for it with flowers and botanical patterns. Delicate pastel shades show off a stunning tan (real or fake!), and retro citrus colors take us back to the sun-bleached holidays of our childhoods.
But if you like to remain understated yet expressive, you can never fail with a pair of classic camo pants. You could fill half your wardrobe with this great design because it comes in so many variations of colors and patterns.
The Best People Are Seen in Camo
Whether it was worn by Marilyn Monroe with her mop of platinum hair or embraced by Beyonce drawing on inspiration from it in her 2017 fashion collection, camo has been a fashion favorite for years and shows no sign of fading into obscurity.
According to one recent style article, camo is not just for your threads—people are taking this evergreen trend to the next level with camo nail art, and major labels like Nike have even taken camo as inspiration for their 2022 sneaker designs.
Getting Creative With Your Summer Look
Not sure how to coordinate your patterns, colors, and styles? Never fear, let Sanctuary walk you through how you make an impact in your own way this summer.
Although camo has its origins in a masculine setting, Sanctuary believes there is nothing more fun than deliberately wearing contrasting clothes and accessories. If you don’t want to look like GI Jane (although we think she is actually an excellent style icon), then don’t go for heavy boots—high heels and ballet flats both look great withcamo cargo pants.
When it comes to pairing jewelry with your statement summer clothing of all prints, silver jewelry looks amazing next to camo’s earth tones and helps to make your outfit more feminine. Shimmering gold jewelry looks great with an animal print like zebra or leopard—match them all with a camo print and you will be ready for the safari!
Sanctuary is passionate about selling clothing inspired by artists of all kinds. Each of their collections reflects the relaxed feeling of California, the effortless cool of New York, and the adventurous essence of the world. They see their clothing as more than just something to wear, but as wearable art.
From florals to stripes to plaid and plain, you always have the opportunity to mix up patterns that match—or that clash wonderfully—to make your own mark on the world. As long as you feel confident and comfortable, there are infinite ways to make prints and patterns work for you.
And you can even take it to the next level with your own designs. When we look back to one of the most influential periods in pop history, the punk era, we saw that everyone was customizing their clothing to reflect their individual style, messages, and even political beliefs. Camo makes for a great backdrop to a heartfelt slogan; so if you’re feeling brave, buy some fabric paints and get in touch with your inner rebel.
No matter what clothing you invest in this summer, we recommend looking for women’s clothing that uses sustainable methods and gives back to the earth. It’s important to choose a brand that truly supports people who need a little extra care.
It Has To Be You
In the end, you own your style, and confidence is your greatest accessory—to make sure you are always happy with your clothing, we recommend a regular wardrobe upgrade that suits what you want and need.
If you find any items you don’t want anymore, resist throwing them in the garbage and give them to a thrift store or to charity. Then, when you buy your new garments, make sure you invest in pieces you know you will love for a long time to come. Sanctuary has everything you need for your summer wardrobe—as a company they are:
- Inclusive – with something for every shape and size, including plus size women’s shorts
- Stylish – from long, Bermuda styles to linen shorts, to biker shorts and capri pants
- Sustainable – high-quality, affordable, eco-friendly women’s clothing
Shorts and shorter pants are your go-to garment during warmer months and beyond. And with so much choice for every taste, we say don’t be afraid to get bold with amazing patterns and colors to truly express your individuality!