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I picked up these grey sweat shorts last year, but retired them after just one wear. The material is thin and soft so they are very comfortable. However, as I walked around the shorts kept riding up in the back. I pulled them down several times, but as I continued to walk I felt like people were taking note. Most likely, people had too much going on in their day to pay such special attention to my shorts, but I couldn’t shake the feeling. So, when I  got home I shoved them to the back of a drawer and never thought about them again. When I pulled them out of hiding and tried them on as a contender for my summer 2016 capsule, I realized that the issue with the shorts had never been other people’s reactions to my wearing them. Instead, the issue had been with myself; I just wasn’t comfortable in them. In realizing that, I realized the importance of feeling truly comfortable in everything you own. I never want to feel like an imposer in clothing I choose. I lost a little weight (not for the shorts) and found that I didn’t have to constantly adjust them in public, nor was I preoccupied with how I looked to others. You’re looking at them so, clearly they made the cut for my summer capsule. I kept it simple and paired them with a white t-shirt, lightweight denim shirt, and over-sized amethyst necklace.

Denim Shirt – Torrid

T-shirt – Asos

Shoes – Adidas

Shorts – H&M (Similar)

Necklace – Very Meadow