Every Fashion Girl Wears This Easy Essential at Least Once a Week in the Summer


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Apart from jeans and basic tees and tanks, there's really no summer wardrobe item more ubiquitous among the fashion set than a pair of easy high-waisted shorts. Sure, sundresses and skirt sets are popular, but they aren't what you put on in a flash. On most days, it's shorts—likely paired with an oversize button-down shirt and some flat sandals—that make the cut.

If your closet looks anything like mine, you probably own a dozen or so pairs of high-waisted shorts already. That said, after wearing the ones in your existing collection multiple days a week for too many summers to count, I bet you're due for an update (or am I the only one?). 

Keep scrolling to shop every fashion person's go-to summer bottom, from denim cutoffs to tailored Bermudas.

Coming up: These 7 High-Waisted-Shorts Outfits Convinced Me to Take a Break From My Dresses

Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.