17 Pretty Shorts (That Aren't Denim)

Shorts are a must-have summer staple—wouldn't you agree? At the same time comfortable, cooling, and stylish, the leg-baring pants are slightly more practical than a miniskirt, especially if you're living in a windy city or simply want something that offers a bit more coverage and security for a long day of exploring. And while we're certainly all for casual jean cutoffs paired with a cool top, what we're currently coveting for summer are pretty shorts—you know, the styles rendered in heat-friendly fabrics, such as linen, cotton, or even crepe—that are slightly dressier (and more office-appropriate) than denim shorts.

Intrigued? We thought so. Ahead, we've scoured the internet to compile a roundup of 17 pretty shorts that we guarantee you'll want to wear nonstop this season, both in-office and out on the town. From a tropical-print sequin pair to a classic linen iteration, these are the leg-barring pants you need to add to your summertime wardrobe rotation stat.