Summer Shorts: The Top 3 Styles for this Season




With December, literally, just around the corner, it's time for many of us to break out the summer fashion – and this includes our beloved shorts. From classic denim shorts to stylish scalloped and lace options, there's a great pair of shorts out there to suit everyone.


Classic Denim Cut-Offs


The ultimate summer classic, the denim cut-off short is a staple for every wardrobe this season. From a more frayed and distressed look to something more cuffed and understated, this denim piece can be dressed up or down.



Left: Ksubi Albercerque Cut Off shorts – Hay Day May Day | $279

Middle: Huffer 323 Shorts, in sandy blue (Summer 2011) | $129

Right: insight ?lo rider slouch' short | $115


A Pop of Colour


For a look that's spectacularly bold, colourful shorts will do the trick every time (looking especially awesome against that summer tan)! These vibrant pieces are perfect teamed with a cropped top and an oversized sunhat for some relaxed chic. A black belt can also be added to break up colour when needed, creating a sophisticated ensemble in a snap.


The Max shorts below are a little longer and ultra flattering for when you don't want to show as much skin as some of the other shorts allow. And, in a nod to both the cut-off and coloured denim trend, the lower shorts on the right are definitely a hot piece for the summer.



Left: Glassons Rolled Cuff Tailored Short, in Bittersweet and Yucca | $29.99

Middle: Max ?Moscow' Short, in Black and Red | $79

Right: lower denim shorts, in Maroon | $129.95


High-Waisted Shorts


Popularised by the music festival and ‘model-off-duty’ crowd, high wasted shorts are definitely a piece for the more daring fashionista. Since this particular cut can show a lot of leg, and tends to be more fitted, make sure to watch the proportions on the rest of your look. A loose-fitting tank or a tucked in white tee will create a style that’s ultra elegant and sophisticated.



Left: Federation Sky Hi Short, in Night F and Dotted | $149.95

Middle: twentysevennames ?Heartbreaker' Cullots, in Navy | $329

Right: Alice McCall ?Little Sister' Short, in Blood Orange | $349



Without a doubt, shorts of all varieties are here to stay this season – and judging by past years – for many summers to come!


-Lena Aseeva

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