Say Yes To Shorts

Not everyone is into shorts and if you usually pass on this summer staple, we’re here to tell you to give them another chance. First off, they’re versatile. Shorts can be many things – comfy and casual, fun and flirty, pretty and polished, depending on the style. Check out some of our favorite styles we love for our favorite sunny season.

Denim shorts

Date with denim

No summer wardrobe is complete without a perfectly faded pair of denim shorts, just short enough to show off your tanned, toned legs. Our pick: this fab five-pocket pair with a slightly frayed hem and exposed pockets (Piperlime, $154). Pair with a fitted brightly-hued tank, wedge sandals and your favorite straw tote for simple but get-noticed summer style.

Coral shorts

Cute & coral

Coral has been a hot hue for a few seasons and it’s back for summer, especially when it comes to denim. So we thought why not add some coral to our shorts collection? Check out this ultra-cute pair of short shorts with exposed blue striped pockets for a playful contrast against the girlish shade of coral (, $50).

Green shorts

Going green

For a more polished but equally sexy approach to summer, we’ll be stocking up on a few pairs of these low-rise cotton twill chino shorts (, $35). Sitting at just about the hip, these stylish shorts come in several fun colors including green (our pick), blue, neon pink, white and violet. Pair yours with espadrille flats and an off-the-shoulder tee for a casual, breezy daytime look.

Floral shorts

Florally focused

We can’t get enough of floral print. We like it on our shoes, our swimsuits, our blouses and now it’s on our soon-to-be favorite pair of shorts (, $85). The Current/Elliot stretch denim cut-offs are covered in a flirty yet feminine rose print we love. Pair with strappy sandals and a sleeveless blouse and you’re ready for your close-up.

So seersucker

Embrace your preppy side with a pair of these pink, pleat-front seersucker shorts (, $38). We love the fact that these lightweight shorts can easily be dressed up (add wedge heels and a clutch) or down (slip on over your bikini for a wander along the beach) plus the fun shade of pink adds a flirty vibe perfect for summer.

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Comments on "Sexy shorts: 5 Pairs we love for summer"

Alex December 29, 2012 | 2:20 PM

How are you suppose to take this advertisement seriously when the girls short pockets are hanging down lower than the shorts themselves. Either the pockets need to get shorter or the shorts need to get longer because it looks RIDICULOUS as is!

Rebecca July 09, 2012 | 2:28 PM

I really like the floral shorts here! But, I usually prefer to have my shorts be a little bit longer, like at least mid thigh. I think it is more flattering on me. Know where you could find mid-thigh floral shorts?

Kaylee June 26, 2012 | 6:47 PM

Im not sure at what age short shorts are supposed to be band from your closet but im happy to see these trends. JCrew is my favorite place to shop for summer. They do short and loss tees soo well.

Hannah June 20, 2012 | 10:13 AM

Although they weren't on this list, I too have seen the high-waisted vintage Levis, and I think those are so cute especially when they are altered creatively. I like the whole exposed denim too, but I can never find a good pair for myself. Sigh.

Rachel June 18, 2012 | 11:52 AM

These are all so cute! I really like that the floral denim trend transferred over into shorts for summer. Another trend I keep seeing everywhere when it comes to shorts are high-waisted vintage Levis! I have seen a lot of girls stud them or dip-dye them and they are also super cute for summer.

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