The 18 Hottest Shorts of the Season: All Under $50
Posted by Casey Nicole on June 26, 2012 at 11:44 AM
It’s shorts season, ladies!
Seriously, I find nothing more comfortable than a worn-in pair of shorts and flip-flops. Unfortunately, here in Ohio, I can’t wear them year round. So, while we still can, let’s embrace the season and show off the gorgeous gams we work so hard for.
Here’s our top picks for the best and trendiest shorts of the season, all for under $50.
For everyday looks, we've rounded up these distressed denim shorts. Wear these to the beach, while shopping, and basically everyhwere else all summer long. Pair them with a breezy cotton top and bright sandals for the quintessential summer look.
This entire season is about bold statements; from bright manis to dip-dyed hair, the mantra is go big or go home. A pair of printed shorts will make a statement without overpowering your entire look. You can check out our detailed advice on how to work printed pants here. Printed shorts are perfect to pair with a plain top or with a trendy chambray shirt. Our top picks include:
Shorts don’t always have to be so short. Whether you need something cool to wear to class or work in a very casual office, you can make longer length shorts look fashionable, too. Search for shorts labeled as “Bermuda;” they’ll fall just above or below the knee. There are also many non-denim options with longer lengths that feel a touch more “dressy.” So, if you’re looking for something more modest, or just feel comfortable showing less skin, take your pick of these pairs:
Yes, you can wear shorts out at night, and not just to the late night barbecue. If you’re trying to dress up shorts for a night on the town, you’ve got to ditch the denim. Go for lace, (faux) leather, and cuffed-style shorts. While black is the easiest go-to color for looking pulled together, have fun with some brights too, or a lady-like off-white. To complete the look, you’ll just need to add a trusty pair of wedges or platforms along with some statement-making jewelry.
Are you as excited as I am for a few months of shorts-wearing weather? Which of these pairs is your favorite? I love the idea of dressing up shorts for a night out, do you have any advice on how to wear them out? Leave a comment to let us know!