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    21 Patterned Shorts You'll Want To Wear For The Rest Of The Summer

    Might as well buy 'em all now since summer is getting shorter every day.

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    1. Pineapple-covered chinos you can wear while relaxing in a lounge chair sippin' on a piña colada.


    Promising review: "I would give 10 stars for these shorts. The fit, quality, and fabric is as good as any I have paid 3x as much for. I bought six pairs! The launder well, especially for cotton. They did not shrink and the seams are as flat and un-puckered as they were when I opened the package. A little wrinkle release and they look like they were pressed." —Susan Rose

    Get them from Amazon for $16+ (available in sizes 0–20 and 23 styles).

    2. Eyelet shorts with side slant pockets and a drawstring that'll catch the eye of every fashionista and let you feel like you're wearing pajamas.

    Free People

    Promising review: "Super cute shorts! Fun texture and color and different from anything that I have. They do run large — I ordered a small and they were really poofy, wide, and not flattering, so I exchanged for an XS and they are perfect!" —frognotter

    Get them from Free People for $80 (available in sizes XS–L).

    3. Striped paper bag shorts you can keep on hand for lazy summer days where you still want to look chic but it's too hot to actually make a real effort.


    Get them from H&M for $29.99 (available in sizes 0–18 and four styles).

    4. Woven shorts sporting playful tassels along the bottom. You'll have dyed and gone to '70s fashion heaven once you see yourself in the mirror wearing these.

    Forever 21

    And yes, these also have pockets!

    Get them from Forever 21 for $17.90 (available in sizes XS–M).

    5. Floral shorts to easily pair with a basic tee for a relaxed but still stylish look.


    Promising review: "These shorts can be worn casually or with a nice blouse to look a bit more stylish. They fit like a dream. I wear a 6 and the medium fit perfectly. I love the way they look." —Bonnie 007

    Get them from Amazon for $10.11+ (available in sizes 0–20 and 15 styles).

    6. Gingham shorts with gorgeous tortoise shell buttons down the front that'll look picture-perfect at your next picnic.


    Promising review: "I love the gingham — it adds a unique touch, yet the color is still neutral enough that the shorts are still super versatile. I do agree with the other reviewers that they tend to run a little bit small. I ended up going with my normal size 26, but because of the buttons, they were a little tighter than my other non-button front Emmett shorts. Not enough to return them or trade up for a different size, just something to note." —Emmkay

    Get them from Madewell for $49.99 (available in sizes 23–33).

    7. Or high waisted shorts to ~patch-up~ the missing piece you've had in your wardrobe...and quite possibly your heart.

    American Eagle

    Promising review: "I loved these shorts so much!! They are super comfortable and are high waisted, which I love! I bought the matching long sleeve top to go with them, but I also wear them with other crop tops and tees. I like that they can be worn with multiple outfits, and can be dressed up or down. They’re so cute! " —Kales

    Get them from American Eagle for $44.95 (available in sizes XS–M).

    8. Shorts for when you KNOW your booty is lookin' good and you want to take the opportunity to show it off. If you've got it — flaunt it!,

    Promising review: "I really love these shorts. The material is very soft and is nice and stretchy. The pattern selection is great. The shorts fit exactly as they are supposed to and the gathering detail on the shorts is perfect. I'm seriously amazed at how nice these shorts are. They have a good high-ish waist on them and the length of the shorts is ideal — covers my butt completely and a little more." —Sarah

    Get them from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in sizes S–L and 53 styles).

    9. Black and white striped shorts that'll become a staple in your summer wardrobe because they're so easy to dress up or down.


    Promising review: "I bought these to try something new and figured I wouldn't like them. I love them! Very soft, breezy, and sharp!! I pair them with a casual T-shirt to make them less 'preppy.'" —RVC118

    Get them from Torrid for $31.43 (available in sizes 10–30).

    10. Cactus print shorts with a dainty lace hemline to make sure your outfit is ~on point~ despite the disgustingly humid weather.


    Promising review: "Stylish yet comfy little shorts to chill or sleep in. I chose them because I love anything with a cactus design, but they really are comfy and very flattering! They lay very nicely on me. If you're not crazy about cacti (like I am!) there are many different design options. Definitely a good buy for a good price." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99 (available in sizes XS–XL and 10 styles).

    11. Vibrant shorts covered in a leafy mango pattern you can count on to help you stand out in a crowd of boring beachgoers and their standard denim shorts.


    Get them from ModCloth for $29.99 (available in sizes S–2XL).

    12. Or denim shorts featuring fringe and an allover star print, in case you ARE pretty basic (guilty) and just want to slightly tweak your typical summer style.


    Promising review: "I saw these shorts and fell in love with them. They have stars all over them, they are frayed at the bottom of the legs, I absolutely love the way they are made, and the price was reasonable. I'm thinking about getting at least one more pair with a different style." —s.

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 21 styles).

    13. Linen shorts that'll keep you so cool in the summer sun, you won't beleaf you lived this long without them.

    Old Navy

    Promising review: "I loved these as soon as I put them on the first time. The linen blend fits better than the regular chino that most of the other 'perfect' shorts are made of. The pattern is to die for!!" —Maggie

    Get them from Old Navy for $12 (available in sizes 16–30).

    14. Stunning shorts no one would be shocked to find are actually the prize at the end of a rainbow.


    Promising review: "This ended up being a perfect fit. The material does have a little bit of stretch, but not a whole lot. Pockets are deep." —Amanda

    Get them from ModCloth for $34.99 (available in sizes XS–4XL).

    15. Plaid shorts to make you feel as classy as Annie James in the opening scenes of The Parent Trap when she first executes that incredibly detailed handshake. Goals.

    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $18 (available in sizes S–L).

    16. Casual drawstring shorts you can pull on in a flash when your squad decides to go on an impromptu trip to the beach and doesn't let you know until they're already in the car on their way to pick you up.


    Promising review: "The fit is fantastic, the fabric is light and airy, and the pattern is so cute. I'm normally a 6/8 in dresses and 8 in trousers. I got a medium and they fit very well. They don't ride up at all. The pockets are spacious but lay flat, which I really like. I'll probably get a few other patterns." —Christine Tries

    Get them from Amazon for $20.50+ (available in sizes XS–2XL and 18 styles).

    17. Camo cargo shorts everyone should have in their closet. Pair 'em with a black tank and combat boots for a badass look people will applaud you for.

    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $19.99 (available in sizes S–L).

    18. Or shorts with a Moroccan flair to them that'll make you want to drop everything and book a trip there. Imagine how cute these beauties would look on you while posing for pics on a camel?!

    American Eagle

    Get them from American Eagle for $24.46 (available in sizes 2XS–XL and two styles).

    19. Flowy shorts you'll actually want to buy in every single color because they're lightweight, feature a darling bow around the waist, and will let you look dressed up without feeling stuffy in the summer sun.


    Promising review: "I LOVE these shorts! It has a skirt look to it, so you get the best of both worlds! I am personally a fan of floral and I think the design is super cute. There is an adjustable strap, so even if the elastic waistband doesn't fit, you can still tighten it." —Celine

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and six styles).

    20. Marbled shorts to motivate you to set that early morning alarm and start the day with a run. YOU'VE GOT THIS — and so will your workout style!

    Under Armour

    Get them from Under Armour for $30 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    21. And a fierce pair of leopard bike shorts that'll let you ~take a walk on the wild side~ even when you're just running errands around town.

    Abercrombie & Fitch

    Get them from Abercrombie & Fitch for $30 (available in sizes 2XS–XL and four styles)

    Who wears short-shorts?

    Paramount Pictures

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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