Insomniac Sale Picks: Unstructured Shorts

*In this late-night feature – which will run on Tuesday and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Maria requested a few picks for elastic or drawstring shorts that aren’t overly casual/workout-looking, so here we go:


Land’s End Pattern Sport Knit Shorts – were $25, now $12.99

Of all of the options I unearthed to fulfill this request, these are my favorites. Great length, heavy cotton so they don’t appear too casual, and high marks from customers. I love me some polka dots, but the solids are great, too – not on sale but still only $19! – in white, black, navy, khaki, and stone. 8″ inseam on these. As usual, LE offers this style of short in regular, petite, tall, plus AND petite plus. Hallelujah.


L.L. Bean Sunwashed Canvas Shorts – were $34.95, now $29.99

Elastic and drawstring in a style that is cute and casual. Cargo pockets and canvas construction make these a great choice for weekend wear. With a 6″ inseam they’re shorter than the Land’s End option, but still long enough for good coverage. Available in this olive as well as French blue, khaki, coral, and yellow in sizes XS – XL AND 1X – 3X. (Click the Women’s tab to see plus sizes.) Size availability varies by color.

karen scott knit shorts

Karen Scott Pull-on Knit Shorts – were $14.98, now $10.39
with code BTS

Definitely the sportiest pick of the evening, but with the contrast stitching these could be fun for non-gym wear so long as you wear your top untucked to cover the waistband. Available in this white as well as navy, black, and heather gray in sizes XS – XL. Size availability varies by color.

Other not-currently-on-sale resources for unstructured shorts:

  1. L.L. Bean – A good bet for soft shorts that can be worn outside the gym. In addition to the ones above, these drawstring cargo shorts are great.
  2. Macy’s – Several cute pull-on options in addition to the ones above. These shorter length Calvin Klein drawstrings come in four colors.
  3. Kohl’s – Lots of workout options mixed in, but some are a bit dressier like these cuffed chambray shorts.
  4. And, of course, THRIFT STORES! Many thrift stores have started to put out fall merchandise, but it’s still worth checking the shorts rack. ( can help you locate stores near you.)

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