Trend Report: The Printed Shorts You Can Live In All Summer

Denim cutoffs may be the staple of a warm-weather wardrobe, but as temperatures continue to rise, well-dressed ladies like Olivia Palermo and Miranda Kerr are finding solace in printed shorts. What’s their appeal? Illustrated with all manner of motifs, including cheeky animal prints, picturesque beach scenes, and geometric patterns, these shorts are as stylish as they are eye-catching and exude summer’s easy vibe in all the right ways. A pitch-perfect choice for sun-soaked afternoons and balmy nights, see how some of your favourite fashionphiles are wearing this high-impact essential and shop similar styles.

Miranda Kerr

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AKM GSI

Photographed out in NYC last week, the Aussie model showcased an affinity for cool blue hues in Isabel Marant shorts and a Scanlan & Theodore denim shirt, paired with an Aurelie Bidermann x Pierre Balmain bag and metallic Chanel flats.

 

Similar Essential:
Club Monaco Silvia Short ($70)

Olivia Palermo

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Last month in New York, Palermo took stylish dog walking to a whole new level of chic, adding playful flair to her tailored Joseph blazer and Kelly Wearstler Hutton Top ($295, 323.895.7880) with elephant-print shorts from the Banana Republic x Milly collection.

 

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Theory Roushy Abstract Print Shorts ($129)

Solange Knowles

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Arriving at the Diesel + EDUN Studio Africa event in Los Angeles back in March, the DJ caught our eye in EDUN’s Bleach Camo Print Cargo Shorts ($198) styled with the Belcor Fliners Blouse ($345) by Theyskens’ Theory, CC Skye’s Bright Love Lucite Clutch ($255), and Tom Ford heels.

 

Similar Essential:
J.Crew Vacationland Printed Silk Shorts ($168)

Anja Rubik

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Fame Flynet

The Polish model took her Stella McCartney Olive Crepe de Chine Painted Spot Merit Shorts ($810, 212.255.1556) from day to night with the Embroidery Isadora White Shirt ($1454, 212.255.1556), also by Stella McCartney, and black pumps while out in New York earlier this month.

 

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Tucker Snap Bloomer Short ($113)

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Song of Style

Aimee Song of Song of Style

The Los Angeles native makes a playful nod to summer with her tropical-print Prada shorts, paired here with a Pixie Market top. 

 

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Rory Beca Dogtown Overlap Short ($176) in Cali 

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Karlas Closet

Karla Deras of Karla’s Closet

Deras offers a neutrals-only take on the trend with Rebecca Taylor’s Print Silk Shorts ($225) in Steel Combo, a Madewell shirt, and Gucci sandals

 

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Alice + Olivia Cady Cuff Short ($187)

Street Style

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Adam Katz Sinding

As seen on one stylish civilian, today’s look goes sporty with the addition of a graphic tee and backpack.

 

Similar Essential:
Clover Canyon Surf Shack Mini Shorts ($198)

Tory Burch

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Tory Burch

Thanks to a common colour palette, Burch’s Alex Short in Fossil Print (which were not produced) pairs harmoniously with the Kimball Jacket ($650, available at Tory Burch boutiques), Emmy Top ($250) in French Khaki/Daisy Stripe, and Marlow Loafers ($285).

 

Similar Essential:
Kensie Short ($48) in Sunglow

Isabel Marant

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Isabel Marant

A muted print allows Marant’s Jayson Studded Stretch-Denim Shorts ($720) to take center stage against the more vibrant Maence Paisley Blouse ($855, 212.219.2284).

 

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?FP ONE Impanema Short ($128)

Cacharel

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Cacharel

Among a mix of punchy orange hues, an oversized geometric motif is a standout.

 

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?Milly Beach Shorts ($200)

Burberry Prorsum

Print Silk Shorts ($557)

Shorts ($498)

Girl by Band of Outsiders

Crinkle Chiffon Shorts ($225)

Joba Shorts ($148) in Caviar