I picked up two plaid shorts at a local consignment store for less than $5! Woot! Any cute or interesting pattern was my first factor -- price second and size third. I found the blue pair of shorts in the men's section and knew two problems needed to be fixed: bottom hem and baggy sides. No problem because those were the same issues with the denim shorts. However, the red pair of shorts needed some extra attention.
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