Striped Shorts from Mango

Hello, everyone!

I was browsing Mango’s website a few weeks ago and came across these flowy shorts. I’m a sucker for stripes, and I like the combination of navy, ivory, and orange here. I also like that these shorts have a zip at the side, which helps keep the front flat and flattering. I wasn’t sure about the “decorative pleats at front” as described on Mango’s site, but I decided to give these shorts a try anyway.

When I got them in the mail, I was happy to see that they looked like the pictures online. I also liked the fabric, the fit in the waist was perfect, and the length was comfortable for me. Unfortunately, I didn’t like the pleats. You can see in the pictures below, especially in the last one I’ve included, how much the pleats flare open at the bottom, which gives the shorts a weird shape. I’m a bit bummed because I like the overall look here and think it would be great for grabbing drinks during the summer, but the silhouette isn’t what I was hoping for. Alas, back to the store they will go.

Shorts: Mango | Top: Banana Republic (similar here and here) | Shoes: INC International Concepts | Sunglasses: Old Navy (similar here and here) | Watch: old (similar here and here) | Bracelet: J.Crew Factory Store | Necklace: The Limited

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