The Summer Shorts We All Need

I know I said I was going to slow my roll when it comes to sweatpants. And I did do just that for fall. But I can’t totally turn off the spigot – I just personally love them too much.

This spring, however, I tried to minimize the pants, but I didn’t make any promises about sweat shorts. At first glance, I was not sure, but they grew on me the more I kept seeing them in each virtual appointment. Ultimately, I went all in. I know we are all ready for dresses and heels, but summer is always more casual, and these shorts are the perfect solution for easy summer days. I mean, it is already hot, and these are easy to wash, easy to wear, and there are so many options.

I forgot the best part – so many have matching tops. I mean, once I saw there were sweatsuit short sets, I almost teared up. But that is not the only way to wear them. There are lots of options, and we want to show you how to create some different looks and how they can look a little more dressed up than you might imagine.




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I spent the first part of my career as a copy-writer who helped elected officials brag about their support for entrepreneurs. Then I decided to get off the printed page and do it myself. The Shoe Hive made a splash on the fashion scene in Washington, and was named the region’s best shoe store in its first year. Fourteen years later, I have tripled the store’s size and also opened a sister store, The Hive. At The Hive, we offer clothing lines that are sophisticated and approachable like Rag & Bone, Tibi, Raquel Allegra, Ulla Johnson and Veronica Beard. We have tried to fill our racks with clothing you will want to wear all the time, elevated basics that are worth the investment.

Heard the buzz? The Shoe Hive & The Hive are a pair of luxury boutiques in Old Town Alexandria. Featuring both big name designers like Rag & Bone and Stuart Weitzman and smaller brands like AGL and L'Agence, our unique selection and impeccable service are what set us apart.

The Shoe Hive                         The Hive
127 S. Fairfax Street               301 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
              Alexandria, VA 22314

703.548.7105                          703.548.7110

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