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Top trends in summer shorts

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What to wear this summer

Get inspired by these hot trends in summer shorts. From sequin shorts for a night out to flirty floral shorts by day, you'll love these looks.

What to wear this summer

White denim shorts

Pair your favorite bold tops with a fabulous pair of white shorts this summer. White denim shorts are all the rage in every length -- from micro cut-offs to long Bermuda shorts. We love the mid-length KUT from the Kloth 'Catherine' denim boyfriend shorts. They offer a relaxed fit and untacked hems that you can roll up or leave down. These cute white shorts are priced just under $55 at Nordstrom.

What to wear this summer

Sequined mini shorts

This summer ditch the mini skirt for a hot pair of sequined mini shorts. Perfect for a special night out or any time you want to add some sparkle to your look, these Halston Heritage black sequin mini shorts are available at Bluefly for $198 in sizes 0-8.

What to wear this summer

Chevron striped shorts

Chevron stripes are a hot trend right now in everything from boatneck tops to shift dresses -- and of course, shorts too. These retro-inspired high-waisted shorts feature a chevron pattern and simple cut. You can snag these Lush chevron striped shorts at Nordstrom right now for $20 in junior sizes.

What to wear this summer

Leather shorts

Leather shorts are making their way into the fashion scene -- being worn at the office and for evenings out. We are seeing leather shorts in every color of the rainbow, but beige, brown, black and red continue to be the most popular. You'll certainly turn some heads in these Vila faux leather shorts in rich burgundy. You can't beat the price -- they are under $40 at ASOS.

Floral print shorts

For casual wear, partner your favorite tank or tee with a pair of floral print shorts and flat sandals. You can find floral shorts in almost every department store and boutique this summer -- from floral print denim cut-offs to breezy cotton shorts. You'll love the look of these Co-ord peony floral shorts. These floral print tailored shorts are available in sizes 2-12 at Topshop and are priced at $70.

What to wear this summer

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