I have spent too much time alone this week sick. Coughing, sneezing and a temperature. I do feel better today and to liven things up want some help upgrading my casual shorts/ gear capsule.

I wear these shorts and tights in the following settings:
1.Walking or the gym- gear.
2.Watching and helping with tennis and athletics events for my sons, often in an active role.
3.Beach holidays.
4.Working from home, casual weekends.

Pictured are
- two pairs of sports shorts I would wear only for gym use.
- two pairs of tights I would wear for gym, walking, helping out at athletics.
- one pair of harem capri that I would wear for all uses.
- two pairs of cotton and linen shorts I would wear for the last three.

I also have thee other pairs of tights similar to the two pictured.

After our summer holiday I was traumatised by pictures of me in the two pairs of cotton and linen shorts and was determined to replace them. I have lost a little weight since then but I still do not know. DH prefers me in the shorter ones rather than knee length.

Whilst they are unstyled I would wear with sneakers, Merrell sandals, flat sandals etc... Often a hat and glasses. I rarely wear shorts in a dressy setting. I might wear a tank, or a looser tee but essentially it is a very casual look.

In all these settings I see many friends, it is a big part of my life.

In my opinion the patterned tights look better in real life, and I love them, but I do not think the pic is great. I know many are black and it is hard to see the details.

What is your opinion on the shorts/ tights and what would work for my legs and my lifestyle? I am considering some shorter cotton type ones, maybe loose, or maybe some more harem Capri ones.

Your honest feedback is appreciated.

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