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.
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.
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 (Quiksilver.com, $50).
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 (jcrew.com, $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.
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 (net-a-porter.com, $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.
Embrace your preppy side with a pair of these pink, pleat-front seersucker shorts (juicycouture.com, $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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