There's no denying that a great pair of shorts is essential for many women. In its many forms - casual, dressy, short, long - it adds a summery-fresh touch to your wardrobe full of flirty dresses and bright tunics, and happens to work just as well on the beach as for a casual afternoon lunch. Here, some styles we love:
Shorts don't always have to be sporty. Feast your eyes on these Free People scalloped shorts ($88). They're awash in your choice of black or blush and feature dainty eyelet embroidery - a look that completely strays from the norm. Try it for a date on a balmy evening!
If sporty is more your speed, though, take a peek at these Nikita Alaskan shorts ($32), a pair that is as affordable as it is comfortable! The black detailing is striking against the relaxed gray backdrop.
A peppy print is a great choice for the season, especially if you want to dress up your look a bit. These Jack BB Dakota Denise shorts ($42) are effortlessly chic, and look perfect with a sleek white tank and wedges.
You can't go wrong with classic denim. These dark rinse Calvin Klein Jeans denim shorts ($49.50) feature a clean cut and polished silhouette, for an easy everyday look that will see you through everything from camping to lake trips.