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.
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
Greta Leather-Trimmed Suede Point-Toe Flats
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
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.
Rizzaa Ankle Strap Sandal
70s Stretch-Cotton Shorts
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
Square Stitch Crochet Vest
Either Way Paperbag Shorts