It's Been Years Since I've Worn Shorts, But I'm Giving These Stylish Ones a Shot

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There are those who stick to tried-and-true outfit formulas and those that shrug off any concept of fashion boundaries. I'd consider myself a part of the latter. There's rarely any style or trend I won't touch or at least try, but shorts have always been the exception. It's not that I have anything against them. If anything, they're downright functional for this time of year, but the mini length and leg-squeezing design just don't seem to jive with my thicker thighs and curves. For this simple reason, I have sworn off wearing shorts (other than for lounging around the house) for years.

But never say never. Something about the moment right now has me wanting to step out of my comfort zone and give shorts another shot. Instead of going for Daisy Duke–adjacent cutoffs, I'm easing into things by opting for longer lengths that offer a bit more coverage. From tailored versions to carefree, vacation-ready shorts, keep scrolling to see all of the longer-length pairs I have in my cart right now.

Denim

H&M Wide Bermuda High Waist Shorts ($20)

At this price, there's no reason not to at least give these a try.

Goldsign The Pieced Pocket Shorts ($275)

Big pockets are a must.

Raey Board Folded Denim Shorts ($135)

I'm ready to bust out all of my fresh summer whites.

Agolde Pieced Angled Shorts ($198)

How cool is this waist detail?

Pistola Denim Kelly 90s Skater Short ($118)

Destroyed shorts are a bit controversial, but they're certainly having a moment.

Urban Bliss High Waisted Ripped Longline Shorts ($45)

Imagine these with a cool blazer.

Tailored

Mango Pleated Linen Short ($42)

With the matching longline vest, these shorts make a perfect summer outfit.

Vince Leather Shorts ($537)

For cooler L.A. nights, I'm already eyeing this leather pair.

L.F. Markey Pleated Linen Cotton ($65)

These just scream vacation mode.

Birthday Poppy Pleated Suit Shorts ($92)

Another shorts-and-vest combination. The addition of a white shirt really adds a cool factor.

H&M Knee-Length Linen-Blend Shorts ($35)

I've already ordered these.

Zara Pleated Shorts ($49.9)

Since I'm still knee-deep in my minimalist obsession, I added these to my cart so fast.

Flowy

Mango Printed Flowy Shorts ($28)

Toile prints really do level up any outfit.

Drae Linen Shorts ($129)

Pair these with a fitted racerback tank and strappy kitten heels for a sophisticated take.

H&M Wide-Cut Silk Shorts ($70)

For those 90-degree days, you'll want to have these on standby.

Calle del Mar Ribbed Knit Shorts ($350)

Excuse me as I freak out over this green.

Madewell Long Pleated Linen Shorts ($55)

Madewell always knows how to do well-fitting staples.

Trendy

Tibi Vintage Cotton Pull on Cargo Shorts ($375)

I immediately gasped after seeing these—that's how much I love them.

Babaton Smith Short ($98)

Switch things up with a dusty shade of blue.

Zara Solid Color Straight Cut Shorts ($40)

Colored denim is the moment.

Mango Belted Leather-Effect Shorts ($42)

How many coordinating sets can I own? Time will tell…

Drae Knit Shorts ($195)

These will be perfect to throw over a bikini.

Isabel Marant Étoile Zayna Shorts ($178)

The pink color trend hasn't let up yet.

Printed

ASOS Design Longer Length City Short ($32)

The magical thing about ASOS is that it has a variety of lengths and sizes available for a ton of its pieces; these also come in tall for the more height-inclined.

Permanent Vacation Perception Shorts ($130)

I'm very into the contrasting plaid patterns.

Everlane The Paperbag Short ($55)

Paperbag shorts are one of the key shorts styles I'm shopping because they accentuate pear shapes so well.

Solid & Striped The Talia Shorts ($188)

Now I'm convinced I need the matching one-piece.

Open Edit Print Soft Long Shorts ($49)

Yes to this graphic print.

Kenneth Ize High-Rise Oke Shorts ($1126)

It's definitely not within my price range, but a girl can dream right?

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