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If ya ask me, shorts are the most reliable and comfortable bottoms you can wear in the summer—full stop. So even though ’90s trends, micro miniskirts, and (omg!) this pink Zara slip dress have been in the spotlight recently, the power of cute summer shorts remains unmatched. Let’s give ’em the attention they deserve, shall we? After all, shorts can be so much more practical than skirts and dresses (especially when it comes to windy days)—but they’re also just as versatile. That’s why we’ve rounded up 28 super cool pairs for you to live in this summer.
The best part? There are so many adorable styles to choose from, no matter your aesthetic. If you assumed summer shorts were all basically the same, think again! All different lengths, materials, colors, and patterns can be found if you just know where to look (ahem, right here!). From jean shorts to faux-leather picks, you can expect to find a lil something for every occasion. Keep scrolling to see all the best summer shorts on le internet right now.
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These Khaki Shorts
The Utility Short
How cute are these khaki shorts? They’re definitely versatile enough to work for all your summer plans, too.
Some Classic Denim Shorts
Off Duty Corset Short
Jean shorts are a summer essential! This option comes without any rips or distresses, making them a reliable staple to own.
These Trendy Bike Shorts
Bike shorts ideal for hot weather, IMO. And if you already have a pair in black and gray, then it’s time to spice things up and get yourself these trendy green ones.
Some Itty Bitty Shorts
High-Rise Knitted Shorts
Who knew a pair of itty bitty booty shorts could look so chic?
These Statement Shorts
It Girl Shorts With Pockets
I love a good statement piece for the summer. These floral shorts are sure to add a lil pizzazz to your wardrobe.
Some Leather Shorts
Better Than Leather Short
It might sound wild to wear faux-leather in the summer, but these flared shorts are super breezy and comfy. Trust.
These Quilted Shorts
If I see something quilted, there’s no doubt I’m purchasing it. Pair these must-have bbs with a casual button-down for a laidback summer ‘fit.
Some Tailored Shorts
These tailored shorts are going to be one of the most versatile pieces in your closet. You can dress them up with a blazer and some heels or toss on a crewneck sweater for a casual-chic look.
These Beachy Shorts
Blue is definitely in this season, and these high-waisted shorts deserve a spot in your summer wardrobe.
Some Dreamy Shorts
High-Waisted Mini Shorts
Summertime can feel kinda magical, yeah? So you need a pair of dreamy (and creamy!) shorts that’ll make every moment a lil more special.
These Satin Shorts
Pleat Front Satin Short
Adorned with the prettiest floral pattern in gorgeous summer hues, these pleated satin shorts are can’t-miss.
These Outdoorsy Shorts
Outdoor Short Short
We love an athleisure aesthetic for the summertime. These outdoorsy shorts would look so chic with SKIMS matching tank top and a white button-down draped over your shoulders.
Some Flirty Shorts
Rustic Satin Shorts
These satin shorts are ready to get fun and flirty under the sun. If you were looking for something that looks a bit like a skirt—but with the security of shorts—then these are for you.
These Boxer Shorts
Cotton striped shorts
It’s all about the boxer shorts! These unique shorts are gaining momentum as far as summer trends go, and you don’t want to miss out.
Some Plaid Shorts
Ruth Short Tortilla Chip
These plaid shorts are cute, versatile, and come in sizes XXS through 6X. What more could you possibly want?
These Longer Shorts
High Waist Denim Shorts
Bermuda shorts are coming back in a big way. So if you feel confident in your ability to keep white clothes stain-free, then let me recommend this fun pair.
Some Black Jean Shorts
Denim Mid-Rise Relaxed Shorts
You can’t forget to have add black jean shorts to your closet as well! This essential item can be thrown on and worn with almost any top.
These Tweed Shorts
Summer invites us to be more daring in our color choices. These vibrant green shorts are begging to be worn to a museum, rooftop bar, or brunch.
Some Dark Denim Shorts
The Summer Short
Some non-distressed dark jean shorts will come in handy whenever you want to dress casual and low-key.
These Breezy Shorts
Sometimes it’s simply too hot for skin-tight jean shorts. These loose shorts look both elegant and breezy, allowing you to keep your cool on those unforgiving summer days.
Some Cotton Shorts
The Ferry Cotton Short in Blue
If you have a few beach days planned for the summer, these striped cotton shorts from Recreational Habits fit the vibe.
These Dolphin Shorts
Plus Pull-On Dolphin Shorts in Jacquard Stripe
For an easy, breezy look with a hint of camp counselor (IYKYK), these purple shorts are a great option on lazy summer days.
Some Classic Bike Shorts
Essential Bike Short
Loved for their ability to go with literally anything (heels, sneakers, sweaters, and even button-downs) you’ll find yourself living in these bike shorts all summer long.
These Classic White Shorts
X REVOLVE Dee Short
Here’s another pair of white shorts, but this time a little shorter. Pair ’em with a cute bralette and a neutral blazer to recreate this classic look.
Some Running Shorts
Military Olive Flight Runner Short
You can add these olive green running shorts to your cart as well. This versatile pick can be rocked with a pair of sneakers or dressed up with a button-down.
These Flutter Shorts
X REVOLVE Flutter Short
Paired with a flowy white blouse and strappy sandals, these flirty shorts have serious main character energy.
A Black Skort
I have these exact shorts from five years ago, and always get asked where they’re from. I’m living proof that you can get a lot of wear out of a black skort!
This Two Piece Set
Olive Suede Two Piece Set
Ahem, these shorts come as a set (!) with this adorable halter top. A two-for-one summer lewk? Yes, please.
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