I would like to commend my 2011 self for purchasing these shorts. Who knew that little black shorts would be such a closet champ? I loved them from first sight, even though they were just basic, non-descript black shorts. I guess this is true for most basics that I buy -- I wear them over and over again because they go with everything. Basic is not boring; basic makes the rest of the outfit work. But with my love for color and prints, I long for non-basic pieces that make you go crazy if you try to mix them with more than one thing in your closet. I'm a weakling when it comes to crazy, instead of the basic pieces that glue everything together. Why do I love to make my life difficult? Because. That's why.
Lesson learned here today: if you find a really good basic, buy it. Your future self will thank you.