I recently put together the ‘Lookbook‘ page on the blog and realized that I have only posted TWELVE outfits since my first outfit post a year ago. What a failure! A travesty! An average of only one outfit a month. That’s a rubbish effort if you ask me. So in an effort to boost the number of outfits I share I decided to start a new series featuring the ultimate summer staple: the denim short. Classic. Effortless. Indispensable. Jean shorts have been around since the dawn of time it seems, or at least since I first saw the movie Now and Then with Christina Ricci in her cool tomboy plaid shirt, and Thora Birch with her jello bra – and decided I wanted to be them. Since then I’ve been through a plethora of shorts, from the itsy bitsy to the teensy weensy (hello high school), and now I think I’ve finally found a pair that’s juuust right. Naturally I’ve been living in them – I think the secret is I sized UP two sizes, for that Alexander Wang slouch. I wore it here with my Taylor Tomasi-inspired blazer, also worn here.

TOP ZARA / BLAZER VINTAGE (similar) / SHORTS ZARA / SANDALS ZARA 2011 (similar) / BAG ROMWE / WATCH MICHAEL KORS / RING AMRITA SINGH
Stay tuned to see how I wear these shorts (almost every day) in my new summer series!
xoxo Cristina



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Cristina V. Cleveland

Cristina V. Cleveland is a senior beauty editor based in Austin, TX. She has been exploring personal style and decor on Fuji Files since 2009. Her work as a writer and editor has appeared in publications like Refinery29, Birchbox, TradHome Magazine, To&From Magazine, Coco+Kelley, CamilleStyles and ads in Glamour, InStyle and Lucky.

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  1. I looooved Now & Then! I must have seen that movie a hundred times, lol. Classic. And love this look, and your hair! I’m thinking about starting to post outfit pics too, but I’m still a little camera shy. (I think there are a total of 2 photos of my since I really started blogging again in May. lol)

  2. Looks great! I’ve been wondering what to do with my old denim shorts… You’ve inspired me for next summer xx

  3. The tip about sizing up is a good one! I’ve been looking for slouchy shorts, but perhaps I just need to try different sizes. 🙂 The blazer with shorts look is on my list of looks to try this summer. 🙂

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Fuji Files was started by Cristina Cleveland, the Managing Editor of NaturallyCurly, the largest hair and beauty content platform. Her work as a writer and editor has appeared in publications like Refinery29, Teen Vogue, CamilleStyles, Blavity, Birchbox, TradHome Magazine, Coco+Kelley, and ads in Glamour, InStyle and Lucky.