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Summer 2013 Sensational Shorts

A slight a perma-grin has taken residence on your face and you’ve got that giddy feeling that just won’t quit.  It’s official; it’s summertime.  And your wardrobe just got a little more fun.  Here are some summer shorts that will keep you cool and looking cool too.

Two Tickets to Paradise

Bermudas, the most transitional style shorts of them all, hit just above the knee making them suitable for office or for play.  Style with a crisp shirt and summer blazer for your professional duties or tuck in a pretty cami layered with long and short necklaces for an al fresco cocktail affair.    Mara Hoffman; $242

Mara Hoffman Bermuda Shorts $242

Mara Hoffman Bermuda Shorts $242

Pastel Party

Sometimes neon can make you feel hot, and not in the good way.  Pretty pastels bring a light and airy feel to a hot and humid day.  These high waisted shorts from American Apparel are a sweet treat.  Add a light weight button up shirt tied at the waist with a pair of platforms and go about your merry way.  American Apparel; $60.


American Apparel

American Apparel Color Block High-Waist Cuff Shorts $60


These shorts belong backstage.  Tracy Reese does it right with these suede shorts with fringe detail.  A rock-n-roll vintage-T and killer pair of booties anchor down a look to make you the perfect accessory for a summer outdoor concert.  VIP passes not included.  Revolve Clothing; $198.

Plenty by Tracy Reese Suede Fringe Shorts 198

Plenty by Tracy Reese Suede Fringe Shorts $198

American Girl

Baseball, apple pie, and classic denim are about as American as you can get.  Reminiscent of a boyfriend style jean, the 1969 Bermuda shorts from Gap are relaxed fit for an throw-on-and-go easy look.  Try it with a tailored jacket, heels and a skinny belt for a sophisticated yet playful spin.  Gap; $49.95.

1969 Bermuda shorts $49.95

GAP 1969 Bermuda shorts


Earn Your Stripes 

A refined look brought to you by some friends across the pond, By Boutique.  Made in Britain, the multi colored stripe print in duchess satin is one-hundred percent silk.  The ultra High-waisted style makes it a little easier to go bold with a crop top.  Slip into a pair of oxford flats to keep you grounded and a long necklace to balance it all out.  Top Shop; $220.


By Boutique Stripe Satin Shorts $220


Skorts.  No, really!

When was the last time you uttered the word, “skorts” anyway?  There was probably a scrunchie in your hair.   (It’s cool.  We wore those too.)  Another present from Great Britain, Three Floor is known for draping for the female silhouette with luxe fabrics and clever hemlines while keeping prices affordable.  Just what we’d expect from our red, white, and blue allies.  Cheerio, mate!  Revolve Clothing; $195.

three floor carnaby skort in black and white $195

Three Floor Carnaby Skort $195


Walk the Line

Cut-off denim shorts are the definition of flirty summer fun.  And the folks at Free People know all about the flirt.  An animal print top would bring it to a whole new level.  Set it off in booties, platforms, or flats.  Easy as that.  Free People ; $88


Free People Printed Cut Off Shorts $88







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