‘You don’t want any bottom cheeks hanging out the back of them. That’s the main thing when it comes to choosing denim shorts,’ giggles Lindsey Holland. For the @RopesOfHolland blogger getting the length right can often be extra tricky. Standing at 6ft she explains that to avoid any bum flashes most of the time she'll alter them herself. Having originally trained as a physiotherapist, Lindsey started her blog as a way of expressing her style and interest in fashion. It didn't take long for her following to grow and work will brands to come pouring in leading to Lindsey to make the decision earlier this year to go part time with her work on an NHS elderly ward, to allow more time to focus on turning her passion into a business. A quick scroll through her Instagram feed and you'll spot that the 30 year old London based blogger definitely has a penchant for denim. From snapping selfies in the South of France to streetstyle shots in LA with her fellow blogger pals Katherine Ormerod and Lizzy Hadfield, Lindsey is never far from rocking a pair of denim shorts. Here she talks how she makes it work for her leggy frame...
'Denim shorts are definitely quite difficult to buy. I literally live in vintage Levi's 501's. It's harder to find a good fit on the highstreet. Sometimes I'll try them on but they'll be way too short as I'm quite leggy. I mean if you've got a peach, flaunt it. But there is a limit!'
'I'll normally just buy vintage Levi's 501's and then cut them to a length that works for me. They should be slightly baggy when you buy them. You don't want to end up with hot pants. Cut them to a 3/4 length first then put them back on. Use a pencil to line where you want to cut them. Take them off, lie them flat and then cut straight across. I'll make them level, then use the edge of the scissors to fray them. Pop them in the wash after as this helps bring out the fray more.
'If you are going to buy a pair from the high street then go for a plain pair rather than anything too distressed. If the edges look too perfect but the fit is good you can always alter this at home. Just cut the frays a bit more. The most important thing is that they're not to tight or short. The scoopy ones that are high-up at the hips and then come under your bottom cheeks are never a good look.'
'When it comes to wearing them to a festival you don't need to try too hard. Just pair them with a a slogan tee or a bodysuit. I have a great striped one with a slash at the neckline from L&A. You want the top half to be quite fitted and then the shorts a bit loose and slouchy. I'll always wear them with some slip on sandals or something like Converse or Vans. Never wear heels with them. That’s just really weird.'