The Fashion Girl’s Guide To Wearing Shorts


Shorts are casual by nature, making them an essential for summer, but they also provide a great foundation for more elevated outfits. Instead of only wearing denim cutoffs—no judgement—we suggest upgrading to a more polished style this season. Offered in luxe textures, bright prints and feminine details these chic shorts allow you to look fashion-forward without compensating comfort. Ahead, four of the best options on the market and how to style them.

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It's A Short Thing

This adorable matching set adorned with embroidery and a frayed fringe hem is simultaneously fun yet put-together. Temper the vibrancy with a white cross-body and suede flats for the office.

Faux Leather Crossbody


Forever 21

Greta Leather-Trimmed Suede Point-Toe Flats


ATP Atelier

Jacquard Top with Bow



Frayed Hem Shorts



If you prefer a feminine flair choose a gorgeous pastel-colored pair with a flared out silhouette. Mix in a floaty striped top, espadrille sandals and beaded tassel earrings to exude vacation vibes.

Artemis Tassel Drops



Lilit Espadrille Flatform Espadrille Sandals


Via Spiga

Striped Crop Top



Guy Suede Flare Shorts



Adapt a simple buttoned version for sultry weather with a ribbed tank bodysuit. Add tie-up sandals and retro circle sunnies to complete this cool-girl ensemble.

Wilson Sunglasses


Garrett Leight

Ribbed Bodysuit



Rizzaa Ankle Strap Sandal


Steve Madden

70s Stretch-Cotton Shorts


Sonia Rykiel

Ditch your miniskirt for a striped paperbag short on a hot night out to team with a cropped crochet top and sexy lace-up heels. A bold red triangular bag injects more interest.

Triangle Leather Bag



Cayenne Sandals



Square Stitch Crochet Vest



Either Way Paperbag Shorts


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