Why are these shorts called ex-boyfriend style? I have no idea! Maybe because after you stole them out of your b/f's closet he instantly became your ex. However, I have a feeling the shorts will stick around for much longer than the guy. That's probably because of their great versatility.
Once comes spring I'll probably live in them because they are so easy to wear. I recommend buying them one size bigger than your normal size for that oversized look (they make you look slimmer too ;-) ).
Here are four ways to wear them - although there are many more, of course:
- dressy: pair with a blazer and a nice pair of shoes and you are ready for a night on the town
- maritime: a simple striped shirt gives them a kind of holiday flair
- casual/sporty: just add a simple sweater, boots and you are good to go (if you are into sneakers you can wear your converse with them too)
- rock/biker chic: a band tee, leather jacket and your favorite pair of biker boots