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Top: Zara (similar) | Shorts: Levi’s ℅ Shopbop | Bag: Cult Gaia | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Watch: Michael Kors | Necklace: ℅ Taudrey | Earrings: Gorjana | Shoes: ℅ Altar’d State
I know what you’re thinking: Leesh, what’s up with the title of your post? (Have I ever told you that all my good friends pretty much call me “Leesh”? That’s a thing. And since we’re obviously good friends on here…)
Growing up as a lanky girl was awkward, to say the least. I was taller than everyone in grade school. If you needed me, I was automatically heading to the back of my class photos. It got really awkward when I was 12 years old and already 5’7″ and, you know, fully developed. My doctors projected that I’d be 5’11”, but I actually just stopped growing when I was 12. It was odd, but I’m thankful, cause I think 5’7″ is a pretty decent height and I can still wear normal sizes most of the time without having to go in the “Tall” section.
Anyway. Can I tell you how many times I got in trouble in school for shorts? I can’t count how many times I was sent home or “warned” on one hand. As an adult, I’ve been somewhat weary of shorts. Everything looks a million times shorter on me because my legs go on for days.
As a long-legged girl, you have to realize that a lot of brands of shorts just aren’t going to work for you. And that’s ok! Once you find the brands that do work, it’s like magic. I’m personally a big fan of Madewell shorts and pick a new pair up every year. I also just tried the Levi’s 501 Shorts pictured here, and they’re leggy-girl approved.
Any other long-limbed girls out there? Tell me about your clothing struggles!
Photos by Anna Meyer