Shorts are no longer just for tourists, track stars and teenyboppers. In fact, the easiest way to look chic and current this season is to add dressed-up shorts to your style repertoire. Wear them in place of passé Capris or instead of your go-to skirt. Here are seven stylish shorts styles that are crazy cool and we know will look marvelous on you.
This lace short is versatile and sweet. The eyelet fabric can be either dressy or playful, and the medium length works for most events. Wear to work with a blazer or button-down, or to a barbecue with sandals.
This is probably the most universally flattering short we have seen and the price is soooo right. The longer length plus the precise tailoring of the legs will have even the most reluctant shorts wearers pulling on with pride.
Love the look of the tiny, flowy shorts that are all the rage now but not sure if you can pull it off? Try these BB Dakotas. The higher-on-the-sides legs will give you the flirty, current look you are going for but your inner thighs will have slightly more coverage. The breezy legs make thighs look slimmer!
There are a whole lot of wild floral prints in the shorts sections at the shops right now, but we think a subtle, darker botanical is less likely to wilt. Wear it as you would a skirt, with heeled sandals and a slim cut blouse or knit top.
Bermudas are not dowdy — they are classic — and if chosen right will make your legs look leaner than many other styles. The key is to choose ones cut very close to the leg and with a fitted flat front. As the length on these is longer than other shorts, feel free to pair with your highest wedge-heeled sandals.
Cut-offs. Jean shorts. Jorts. Whatever you call them, they are back in style, but trickier to pull off post-college. The goal is too look chic, casual and on-point without looking like a music festival wannabe. Achieve the happy medium by selecting a pair made from premium denim in a shade of classic blue. Choose a pair that fits you up top without a hint of spillage and covers the meatiest part of your inner thigh. The incidence of frays, slashes and pockets peeking out below the leg should decrease with age.
A relaxed fit in a playful but trendy pattern such as animal or camo gives shorts a fashionista air. We like these easy, pleated, flared pair. With a statement print, the rest of your outfit will be a subtle breeze.
What is your favorite shorts style? Where did you find your fav pair? Share in the comments!
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