Patterned shorts are absolute spring and summer must-haves! Sure, your go-to denim cutoffs work with everything in your wardrobe, but a feminine floral pattern or nautical anchor print can take your Plain Jane tops from drab to fab. Whether you’re planning to hit the Bermuda beaches (if so, I’m officially jealous) or meet your guy (or girl!) for a brunch date, here are 8 pairs of patterned shorts you’ll rock again and again.
1 Joe Fresh™ Print Canvas Shorts
These sunny yellow patterned shorts will add an extra dose of brightness to your summer! Dress them up for a hot date with a silky top, neutral strappy wedges, and an envelope clutch. Or, dress them down with your favorite V-neck tee and flats. Adorable! Find this pair now on JCPenney.com for a wallet-friendly $19.
2 ASOS Culotte Short in Floral Print
These cozy jersey-fabric floral shorts are sleek enough to wear to your internship on a casual Friday with a pair of opaque black tights (just double check the office dress code first!). I’d complete the look with a striped top (mixing patterns is HUGE this season) and pointed-toe flats. Pick up this pair now on ASOS.com for $24.94.
3 Chino Short in Candy Anchor Print
I can’t wait to add these anchor print chinos to my suitcase. Oh-so-perfect for your next vacation, these shorts are fun, flirty, and fabulous. I’d wear them with a red and white striped tee and cherry red sandals on a romantic yacht ride, a stroll across the boardwalk, or a casual buffet lunch on a cruise ship. Buy this pair now on JCrew.com for $54.50.
4 Pop Dot Print Linen and Cotton Tie Waist Shorts with 4" Inseam
Polka dots are a huge hit this season, and it’s not too hard to see why! This pleated linen pair is airy enough for a sultry summer day while the feminine hue packs on the charm –the dots are an added bonus. Wear them with a breezy silk blouse and white gladiator sandals for a Saturday afternoon shopping trip with your city slicker pals. Scoop ‘em up now (before they’re gone!) on Loft.com for $44.99.
5 Giraffe Print Shorts
A safari might not be in store for you this summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get decked out in these funky giraffe-print shorts. Wear them with a black tee and a statement chunky necklace on a trip to the zoo with your pals. This pair is also great for everyday wear with your basic tees. Plus, you can fit so much in the side pockets. Score! Find these now on TopShop.com for $68.
6 High-Waisted Ice Cream Print Shorts
These standout shorts will give you a major sugar rush without any of the calories. Win! The flouncy waist ruffle is ultra-feminine while the all-over ice cream print adds a funky twist. I’d wear them with a pastel pink blouse and white strappy sandals on a brunch date at a café with outdoor seating. Pick this pair up now on Forever21.com for $19.80.
7 LC Lauren Conrad Floral Denim Shorts
Bouquets of feminine flowers make this pair an essential for every girly girl. Wear them on your next picnic with a purple tee and a pair of strappy sandals. Buy this pair now on Kohls.com for just $22.
8 Madewell Striped Cutoff Shorts
Spice up your life (yes, I borrowed that from the Spice Girls) with vertical stripes. I’d wear these with a basic navy tee and bow flats to match. How sweet! Buy this pair now on ShopBop.com for $65.
These are 8 of my favorite pairs of patterned shorts. Which ones would you wear? Do you have any of your own styles to add to the list? Let me know in the comments!
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