Monday, July 9, 2012

Shorts Authority

Lei ChicWe've got some good news for you.

If you're reading this, that means your computer wasn't affected by the global Internet shutdown that involved the FBI, millions of computers and a nasty piece of malware.

Phew. That was a close one.

Now, even better news. Petite denim designer Allison Izu has teamed up with Collins & 8th's Maida Montemayor on a brand new collaboration of super cute denim shorts, made right here in Hawaii.

Just think, it's Monday. You've had a hard morning filled with virus scans. No one would think twice if you took an hour (or two) for lunch and drove down to Collins & 8th for a little retail therapy.

Lei Chic Once there, you'll take in the collaboration's two styles of vintage-inspired shorts: one with kick pleats, the other with curved hemline (think '80s gym shorts, but way cooler) and fabric tabs. Both feature bright Aloha print pocket inserts and back labels, a light wash denim, and sit low on the hips for a flirty, beachy feel.

Feel free to try them on, even if you're not 5'4" or under; with Izu's detail-oriented design aesthetic and Montemayor's casual yet stylish flair, these shorts look great on all leg lengths.

Either style you choose, you'll be living in these jeans all summer long.

Trust us. There's no better way to beat the Monday blues.

$98, Allison Izu denim shorts, exclusive to Collins & 8th, 560 Pensacola St., Suites 4 and 5. For more information, call (808) 593-9696.

Posted on Monday, July 9, 2012 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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