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    27 Shorts That Are Begging To Be Part Of Your Summer Wardrobe

    You won't be short on style after picking up a few pairs of these bad boys ;)

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    1. Stretchy harem shorts with a banded waist AND pockets, so you can feel comfortable in the summer heat without sacrificing your style.,

    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 34 styles).

    2. Abstract shorts that'll have you looking cooler than the other side of the pillow.


    These beauties are made of polyester, have side slant pockets, and include a drawstring waist. A must-have for your summer wardrobe if ya' ask me.

    Get them from Anthropologie for $98 (available in sizes XS–L).

    3. Basic gym shorts everyone should have in their closet whether they're an avid exerciser or just like to break a sweat watching Cops on the couch.


    Promising review: "I wear these at work during our physical training blocks for the recruits (I run a police academy). They are durable and have held up well for the last six months or so, and we do not treat clothes kindly in our PT. Mat work, running, jumping, all the typical CrossFit stuff has done nothing to them, and they are very light and comfortable. I like wearing these when I run as they allow for good airflow to help keep me cool. Color has held well after repeated washing a couple of times a week. No problems so far and no fraying edges or seams yet. Will buy more when these finally give out, can't beat them for the price!" —Chris Wagoner

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $18.50 (available in men's sizes S–2XL and five styles).

    4. Belted shorts fellow fashionistas will be able to ~spot~ from a mile away and say "I NEED THOSE."

    Nasty Gal

    Get them from Nasty Gal for $20 (available in sizes 2–12).

    5. Classic cargo shorts with over 1K positive reviews, so you might as well give in and add them to your cart.


    Promising review: "I am now the life of the party! These cargo shorts are the hottest thing since sliced bread. My wife has gotten in soo many fights with other women once I started wearing these. If you want to look your best and be comfortable, I highly recommend these cargo shorts!" —Sarah LeFevre

    Get them from Amazon for $18 (available in men's sizes 29–42 and 11 styles).

    6. Sequin Bermuda shorts you can break out when you feel like looking extra glamorous — AKA every day.


    Promising review: "I love my outfit. It is very sexy and totally unique! I would wear this outfit whenever I feel like it because life is too short to save it for the right occasion. I love the color; however I would like to see it in black and white, as well! " —Angela H.

    Get them from Eloquii for $39.99 (available in sizes 14–28).

    7. Under Armour shorts that come in so many color options you'll be able to purchase an entire rainbow of shorts with a single click., Amazon

    Promising review: "Hands down my favorite athletic shorts I've ever owned. Typically when I buy shorts to fit my booty they look baggy and unflattering/when I buy to fit my waist they stretch tight across my dimply booty. These are so comfortable and cute, relaxed and forgiving; definitely buying more colors. " —Jaime

    Get them from Amazon for $18.74+ (available in sizes 2XS–2XL and 77 styles).

    8. Or shorts with an actual rainbow on the back pocket, perfect for adding a pop of color to a typically boring outfit.

    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $19.90 (available in sizes 27–30).

    9. A pair of khakis to upgrade the pair you've had for WAY too long and likely have faded from being washed so often., Amazon

    Promising review: "I gotta say I love these shorts. I wear them from spring to fall. They're a little thicker on material but it's fine in most cases except sitting for long periods. These are pretty great on a bicycle. Especially handy is the phone pocket, having a pocket secured for a phone is great on a bike. Was so great I bought another pair in a different color." —Pen Pen

    Get them from Amazon for $16.71+ (available in men's sizes 28–44 and 10 styles).

    10. 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 $10 (available in sizes 16–30).

    11. Cotton drawstring shorts you can pull on over a bathing suit for a simple but put-together beach look.


    Promising review: "These shorts are very cute. I liked them so much that I ordered a second pair in a different color. They fit true to size, and they are comfortable and the perfect length. I'm not into shorty shorts, nor am I into long shorts. These fit mid/upper thigh and have an elastic waist band with a draw string. They are roomy without being baggy and look really cute with pretty much any top." —Tammy

    Get them from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in sizes S–2XL and five colors).

    12. Striped pull-on shorts that'll have you saying "checkmate" to anyone who dared to question your summer style.


    Get them from Madewell for $55 (available in sizes 2XS–2XL).

    13. Or shorts for lounging in while you wait for the afternoon summer thunderstorms to pass.,

    Promising review: "Perfect casual summer shorts. I wanted something soft and comfortable for travel and walking, but not too 'furry' like some of the lower-end lounge or cotton shorts. These are perfect. They are extremely lightweight, breathable and comfortable without being too expensive or too 'sweatshirt/gym shorts' looking. I think length is perfect. These exceeded my expectations on every level. I am going to order another pair in a different color right away." —KateB

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes XS–S, L–XL and in gray or navy).

    14. Leopard shorts for a ~wild~ option you'll find yourself wishing you could wear throughout every season.

    Nasty Gal

    Get them from Nasty Gal for $16 (available in sizes 0–10).

    15. Chinos that'll transform any relaxed summer look into one that's classy and office-appropriate. You're welcome., Amazon

    Promising review: "I would give 10 stars for these shorts. The fit, the quality, and the fabric is as good as any I have paid 3X as much for. I bought six pairs! They launder well, especially for cotton. They did not shrink and the seams are as flat and unpuckered 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).

    16. Or wine-colored linen shorts as a chic option you won't sweat through during a heat wave.

    Forever 21

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

    17. Paperbag shorts that'll pair perfectly with the picnic lunch you've planned for you and your significant other., Amazon

    Promising review: "Some of the reviewers say the fabric is cheap but I think it’s a great material for summer. It’s cool and lightweight but still hangs nicely and doesn’t wrinkle. Maybe some of the lighter colors are see-through but the navy isn’t. Also, they don’t ride up like most shorts do. I like having the pockets to slide my hands into (I wouldn’t use them for carrying anything). Overall these were a good buy. I have a tough time finding shorts that fit right and are somewhat flattering, and these shorts managed to do that." —C. Parkington

    Get them from Amazon for $4.66+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 24 styles).

    18. Floral skirted shorts you can easily pass off as ones you inherited from your mom's '70s wardrobe.


    Promising review: "I HATE HATE HATE SHORTS. Determined to find something cute, I stumbled upon these beauties. And wow! High waisted, enough leg room, not too short. Wish they had more colors!!!!" —hann123

    Get them from Anthropologie for $90 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    19. Frayed denim shorts that'll help you duplicate Jessica Simpson's memorable look from The Dukes of Hazzard.,

    Promising review: "I might be the pickiest person for shorts. I ordered these thinking 'This is stupid, they’ll either be super short or super tight.' They are amazing! Could’ve even gone a size down as they do stretch out a bit with wear. They are great. I have wide hips and thighs, these fit the best. Not too short, but the slit on the sides gives them a sexiness to them! Great wash and super stretchy making them comfy. I am not normally one to take time to review things, but I love them and got tons of compliments!" —Megan

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–2XL and 16 styles).

    20. Faux-suede shorts you absolutely need to complete your bohemian-inspired closet.

    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $10 (available in sizes XS–L).

    21. Or basic high waisted denim shorts that'll look flawless with everything from band T-shirts to bedazzled tank tops.,

    Promising review: "I'm IN LOVE with these shorts. Being a short girl with an hour glass figure and thick thighs, it was impossible to find high waisted shorts! They wouldn't be stretchy enough or they would stretch enough to get over the thighs but then leave that dumb gap in the back! These are stretchy... ahh perfectly stretchy! No wiggle struggle getting them on. I got a billion compliments on them the first time I wore them out!" —Melody Orlanes

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99 (available in sizes S–2XL and five styles).

    22. Flirty ruffled shorts, you'll want to wear on a first date because they'll let you show off your freshly tanned legs.

    Nasty Gal

    Get them from Nasty Gal for $13 (available in sizes 2–10).

    23. Casual denim shorts with a folded hem – they'll become your go-to no matter what summer adventure you're planning on tackling that day.


    Promising review: "If you're looking for the perfect high-rise jean short that goes with everrryytthing these are them. Of course, true to Madewell, the quality is awesome and they are super comfortable, as in I've been wearing them for the last week straight." —Shauntel28

    Get them from Madewell for $72 (available in sizes 23–37).

    24. High waisted swing shorts you'll reach for anytime you're getting red-y for a night out on the town.


    Get them from Eloquii for $39.95 (available in sizes 14–28).

    25. Acid wash denim shorts to achieve the rocker-chic look you've always been trying to pull off.

    American Eagle

    Promising review: "I am in love with these shorts! I have never had a pair of jean shorts like these. They are so comfy that after a day of working or running errands, I didn't even need to change into something more comfortable!" —Nikki

    Get them from American Eagle for $33.74 (available in sizes 0–20).

    26. Gingham shorts that would give Dorothy a run for her money while making you look as fabulous as ever.

    Old Navy

    Promising review: "These shorts are super stylish and comfortable. True to size, and fit as expected. The first time I wore them out, styled with a simple white T-shirt I got lots of compliments. Can be easily dressed up or down. Also cute without the belt, if you don't want to deal with it." –maria84

    Get them from Old Navy for $21 (available in sizes 2, 4, 10–20).

    27. And '90s-inspired boyfriend short overalls, because everyone loves a trendy throwback.

    American Eagle

    Promising review: "For the last couple of years, I've been dreaming about getting a pair of overalls that actually worked for me. I kept trying on pairs everywhere with ZERO luck. I bought these online on a whim, figuring that if they didn't work, I could always return them in-store. I was so surprised when they fit AND looked super cute! I'm so happy that I found a pair of overalls to live out my overall dreams in! I wore these on a vacation recently and received a ton of compliments, which was a nice added bonus! They're not form-fitting, and they clearly aren't supposed to be. They're a kind of baggy (but SO comfy) boyfriend-fit. Everything I hoped for! It's the perfect look with a crop top, or even just a regular tee." —Lane

    Get them from American Eagle for $59.96 (available in sizes 2XS–L).

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