If printed, high-waisted shorts aren’t at the top of your summer shopping list, you may want to reevaluate. We spotted Taylor Swift wearing a pretty pair in NYC today, and the look is the perfect mix of effortless and chic. High-waisted shorts work with summer staples you most likely already have in your closet—solid tanks, t-shirts and crop tops—making this one styling piece every fashion girl should have to breathe new life into her existing wardrobe. Since you’ll be pairing the looks with basic separates, opt for iterations in festive summer prints and patterns.
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We’re taking cues from Taylor and pairing printed shorts with a simple black tank and chic shoulder bag. We love her pop-of-color pumps for when the hour gets late, but during the day we think a block-heel sandal is the perfect finishing touch.