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
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!