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It’s Time to Shop for Shorts!

It’s rainy and 42 degrees here in Seattle right now, but it’s time to shop for shorts! 🙂 Early spring is the best time to shop for shorts because stores are stocking up for Spring Break and have a great selection. Some stores are even running sales on their shorts to get their inventory moving! I’m seeing lots of colors and trends, and wanted to share those with you. I’ll also tell you how to figure out which shorts inseam is best for you.

I love all the colors I’m seeing in shorts right now, and I wanted to see if I could make a rainbow of shorts for this post. It was tough to find purple, but red through blue was pretty easy. 😉

First up, we have a red bike short from Old Navy. Bike shorts are great for biking (duh), but they also work well for yoga, running, or wearing under a skirt. Bike shorts tend to have a longer inseam length, and this pair comes in 3 different lengths: 7.25″, 8″ and 9.25″. They are often made from compression material and are great at holding you in. Look for features such as tag-free and moisture-wicking.

Old Navy Bike Shorts 8" inseam
Old Navy Bike Shorts 8″ inseam

 

Athletic shorts have also been a trend in recent years. Wear these for anything athletic, or simply to hang out in when the weather warms up. I wear shorts like this daily in the summer because they are so lightweight and comfortable. These bright orange shorts from Buckle are a bit longer in the back, which is super nice for extra coverage when you’re active.

Buckle Orange Shorts 3" inseam
Buckle Orange Shorts 3″ inseam

 

For yellow , I found this cheery pair of Juicy Couture Yellow French Terry Sweat Shorts from Nordstrom. These shorts show off the high waist trend we’ve seen a lot in the last couple years. Sweat shorts are also making a comeback, with their soft lining and laid back vibe. With a 7″ inseam, these shorts fall in-between Bermuda knee-length shorts and short athletic shorts, which might feel too modest for some, but perfect for others who want a bit longer coverage.

 

Juicy Couture Yellow French Terry Sweat Shorts 7" inseam
Juicy Couture Yellow French Terry Sweat Shorts 7″ inseam

 

Green is my favorite color, and I love the tie waist on these paperbag shorts from Buckle. To wear the paperbag shorts trend well, it helps to have a defined waist and be comfortable tucking your shirt in. Tucking your shirt in allows you to really show off the cute waist details. Many shorts in this trend feature very short inseam lengths, like this 2.25″ inseam below.

Buckle Green Paperbag Shorts 2.25" inseam
Buckle Green Paperbag Shorts 2.25″ inseam

 

These teal shorts from Eddie Bauer are great for outdoor adventures or casual pursuits close to home. They offer sun protection and are made from stretchy nylon with a little bit of spandex. The regular inseam length is 7 inches; the petite inseam length is 6.5 inches; the tall inseam length is 7.5 inches, and the women’s plus inseam length is 7 inches. This is a good length for casual shorts and hiking shorts.

Eddie Bauer Teal Shorts 7" inseam
Eddie Bauer Teal Shorts 7″ inseam

 

Jean shorts are always in style, and this year is no different. This medium indigo wash jean short from Silver Jeans has a shorter 4″ inseam that’s perfect for hanging out. It features a mid-rise which is good for either tucking your shirt in or leaving it out. Distressing is fairy heavy on these jean shorts, making them good for casual days.

Silver Jeans Suki Short 4" inseam
Silver Jeans Suki Short 4″ inseam

 

And finally, we make it to the end of the rainbow with purple shorts! 🙂 These high waisted purple shorts from Express have a short 3.5 inch inseam length and look best with a tucked-in top. Their shape and tailoring make them a dressier option, and they’d be great with heels or wedge sandals.

Express High Waisted Purple Shorts 3.5" inseam
Express High Waisted Purple Shorts 3.5″ inseam

 

Which colors and styles are your favorite shorts to wear? If you’re not sure about what inseam length would be best for you, follow the steps listed in how to measure your inseam length and just use shorts instead of jeans. The same rules apply. Now that you know early spring is the best time to shop for shorts, get shopping at SearchByInseam.com where you can find the exact inseam length you want!

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Women’s 36″ Inseam Sweatpants

It is rare to find a pair of tall women’s 36″ inseam sweatpants, so I just have to post about them when I see them! These Tall Classic Side Stripe Sweatpants are black with white stripes down the side of the leg. High contrast and high on style, these lengthening vertical stripes will make your long legs look even longer! Who doesn’t want that? The sweats have a thick waistband and tie waist. The leg is wide and comfortable – perfect for hanging out or working out. I love how they look in this picture below with a white top. They are neutral enough to wear with any color of top or shoe, though. Black and white is such a striking classic combo.

Women's 36" Inseam Sweatpants
Women’s 36″ Inseam Sweatpants

Love the length, but not quite your style? You can find more women’s 36″ inseam sweatpants here. Or, search for any inseam length you need at www.SearchByInseam.com. Earlier this summer I posted about these women’s 35″ inseam joggers that look cute and comfy. I haven’t tried the jogger look yet myself, but I have been admiring them on friends. These friends have been shorter though, and I do wonder if they will make my size 11 feet look even bigger! 🙂 The fitted ankle of jogger pants exposes the whole foot, whereas a wider leg style hides a good portion of it. Tall people problems! 🙂

Did you know we also have tall women’s workout pants in inseam lengths of 37″, 38″ and even 39″ right now? We are always adding new inventory, so be sure to check back often if you don’t see your inseam length listed. You can also send us an email or set up a notification with your exact criteria.  We’re here to help you find pants that are long (or short) enough!

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39″ Inseam Yoga Pants

39″ inseam yoga pants exist! Yes, they actually do! I couldn’t believe it when I saw these yesterday. I added them to SearchByInseam.com right away. They are the longest pair of yoga pants I’ve ever seen.

These Victoria’s Challenge Tummy Slimmer Compression Flare Boot Cut Black Pants come in inseam lengths of 39″, 37″, 35″, 33″, 31″, and 29″. They range in length from super long to quite petite. After you select the length, you can choose mid-rise or high-rise. I’ve never seen that option before! There’s a 30 day money back guarantee and the description says the compression fabric supports your muscles. I think my muscles need all the support they can get. 🙂

39 Inseam Yoga Pants
Yoga pants in inseam lengths of 39″, 37″, 35″, 33″, 31″ and 29″.

These multi-length yoga pants are available on SearchByInseam.com, where you can search for workout pants,  jeans, pants, and shorts quickly and easily for the exact length you need. We have plus sizes, maternity sizes, and men’s sizes as well. SearchByInseam.com is for anyone having trouble finding the right length of jeans, pants, or shorts. Start your search now!

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The Only 3 Jeans You Need for Fall

Leaves are changing, kids are back in school, pumpkin-spice whatever is everywhere, and you're ready to update your wardrobe with some new fall favorites, right? It's only natural. It happens every year about this time… While there are a number of good options out there, if you're only looking to buy 3 new pairs of jeans this fall, here are our top picks. Spoiler alert: no black or dark wash denim! Let your light shine this year - don't just blend in with the drizzle.

The first jean you need to really rock fall is a gray wash. Gray is the hot new neutral in fashion as well in the home. It's softer than black but still looks sophisticated and goes with everything, just like these Blank Denim Skinny Jeans.

The second pair of jeans you need for fall is a sumptuous deep red. I don't know if it's because it's apple season or what, but every fall some shade of dark red is in. It's rich, warm, and just feels cozy. It is more limiting in what you can pair with it, but like these 7 For All Mankind The Ankle Skinny Jeans, it's a welcome pop of color on a cool crisp day.     

The third and last jean wash you need for fall is a medium blue that's dark enough to go anywhere, but bright enough to stand out on a dreary day. This Express Mid Rise Skyscraper Jean fits the bill. 

These 3 jeans you need for fall are all available at SearchByInseam.com, where you can easily find your size and length. Now go forth and shop for your new fall favorites!

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38″ Inseam Yoga Pants

These are the longest yoga pants I’ve ever found!  The Marine Green L.A. Yoga Pant from Rebel Yell comes in an unheard of 38" inseam!  Form-fitting to show off your toned long legs, these pants have a roll-over waistband with a drawstring tie and a cute unfinished hem.  The bright turquoise color is perfect for spring and ensures you won’t blend in with your yoga mat.  3 cheers for extra, extra long yoga pants!

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True Religion in Regular Length

Designer denim is usually made with long-legged fashion models in mind, so it can be tough to find great jeans in regular lengths.  Thankfully, True Religion just released the Johnny Super T OM 32" Inseam Jean in WildCat.  Nicely broken in for that vintage look, these distressed jeans are a versatile medium dark wash with reinforced orange and yellow stitching.  These straight-leg jeans are a normal 32" inseam length and are eligible for free shipping.  To find this and other designer jeans in regular inseams, visit SearchByInseam.com.  You can also sign up for our free notification service that will alert you every time we add a new pair of True Religion jeans in regular length that match your criteria!

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A New High Waist Wide Leg Jean

I just love this style, and it’s so fun to spot a new pair.  The High Waist Wide Leg Jean from Deener just arrived in a long 34.5" inseam and a high 10" rise.  The lightweight Italian denim in a dark carbon wash is made of 98% cotton and 2% Lycra – the perfect combo for a comfortable jean.  The waistband is wide and there’s a back yoke that makes these jeans even cuter from behind.  With no whisking, sanding, or abrasions, these are jeans you can wear to the office and still look classy.