My wardrobe crisis continues, but I'm loving this current solution: Elastic waist skirts. Never thought I would resort to that one, but I suppose it is not quite the same as elastic waist pants. The pics aren't that great because I was trying to do it with the self timer. But I think you get the idea.
I used Butterick Pattern 5043 View A. I have been wearing these just about every day and they are so nice. Much, much cooler (temperature) than shorts.
These are the other colors I made: