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Top 10 sexy summer shorts

Elizabeth Mitchell is a freelance fashion and beauty writer living in Los Angeles. A graduate of New York University, she regularly contributes to The Fashion Spot, The Luxury Spot and authors the Star Style column for StyleBakery Teen. ...

Go shorty

You’ve already put in all the hard work to make sure your legs are in tip-top shape for summer. You’ve moisturized, shaved, gone to the gym and even scored a faux tan. So what better way to flaunt your stems than by slipping into a pair of sexy shorts? We’ve rounded up our top 10 of the season.

Go For The Gold

Go for the gold

These amazing, metallic gold, For Love & Lemons Riviera Shorts look fabulous paired with a silky crop top tank and will complement your summer tan perfectly. For night, dress them up with a pair of sky-high stilettos and a statement necklace.

$90 at karmaloop.com

Under The Sea

Under the sea

Show off your gorgeous gams in these haute, high-waist, Houndstooth Jacquard Tap Shorts by American Apparel. In a vibrant aqua color, your lower half is bound to garner some serious attention, but in a good way, of course.

$40 at americanapparel.net

Colorblock Cutie

Colorblock cutie

Colorblocking is a major trend for summer and, truth be told, we can't help but adore these creamsicle and beige Two Face Shorts from the West Coast Wardrobe Collection. With subtle front pleats and pockets, all you need to spice things up now is a semi-sheer top or lace blouse!

$38 at boutiquetoyou.com

Pretty In Pink

Pretty in pink

Flaunt what your mama gave ya in these sexy, silk Five Alarm Hot Pink Shorts with draped pockets and an elastic waistband. They look rad paired with a tucked-in tee, platform pumps and an equally bold pout.

$31 at lulus.com

Fringe Benefits

Fringe benefits

Channel your inner cowgirl in these hot to trot, distressed Leather Fringed Shorts by One Teaspoon. Featuring front ties and metal pendant detailing, you'll have all the boys eating out of the palm of your hand when you sport these — just trust us on this one.

$198 at freepeople.com

All That Glitters…

All that glitters...

Really is gold! These Sequin Brit Pleated Shorts by Gypsy Junkies are not only eye-catching, but they're undeniably chic. We love how they look styled with brown, suede ankle booties and a white, silk button-up blouse sans the sleeves.

$52 at shopplanetblue.com

Lipstick Love

Lipstick love

Get in the mood for summer with these super sassy Lipstick Denim Shorts featuring a high waist. We suggest you rock them with a bright red pout just for emphasis.

$60 at nastygal.com

Biker Gal

Biker gal

It's a proven fact, there's nothing sexier than a girl in leather. And these black Mania Leather Shorts by Wish certainly have us drooling at the mouth! Pair them with an oversized, white chiffon blouse for a look that's out of this world.

$150 at wish.com.au

Blue Jean Baby

Blue jean baby

A twist on traditional jean shorts, you'll look cute as a button—no, scratch that, hot—when you sport these boho, Button Up Shorts by Standards & Practices. Just like the description states, they're definitely boyfriend-approved and girlfriend-envied.

$70 at boutiquetoyou.com

The Cat’s Meow

The cat’s meow

Unleash the animal within when you pull on these sultry, Gia Leopard Panel Studded Shorts by Runwaydreamz. For the wild at heart, they feature a traditional leopard print on front and are solid black on back.

$185 at singer22.com

Watch: How to make DIY cut-off shorts

Learn how to make cut off shorts in this video.

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