The long and short of it? From polished Bermudas to punchy floral-print chinos, you'll want to add these styles to your warm-weather repertoire now. Shop our favorites!
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There’s far more to shorts than the humble cutoff. In fact, this seasonal mainstay now has a decidedly sophisticated appeal, thanks to designers like Isabel Marant and Rachel Zoe, who showed embroidered and leather versions on the runway for S/S 13. While their abbreviated cut and laid-back feel make them an integral part of any warm-weather look, shorts are also versatile enough for everything from backyard barbeques to al fresco cocktail soirees, thanks to all the chic styles on the market. We think it’s high time you add a pair--or three!--to your closet, so click through our slideshow and shop our favorite of-the-moment shorts now.
Photo credit: Paul Smith
Paul Smith S/S 13
Hitting just above the knee, the Bermuda short exudes professional polish, making it an appropriate workplace piece. Elevate a smartly tailored pair with a blazer and open-toe pumps.
Inject a shot of color and embellishment into your summer wardrobe with a pair of embroidered shorts. These punchy designs beg for a music festival outing paired with a diaphanous top and studded sandals.
Nod to the season’s athletic-inspired trend with a pair of sporty shorts. Just look for details like perforated leather or a drawstring waistband, and balance out the casual vibe with an elegant blouse.