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Best Shorts For Summer

The Shorts You'll Be Living in This Summer Aren't Denim

If shorts don't rule your Summer wardrobe, you're doing it wrong. We've partnered with Nordstrom to bring you the stylish pairs you'll reach for again and again.
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Shorts are the no-fuss item every warm weather wardrobe needs. Just consider the three E's often used to describe them: easy, effortless, and perfect for everyday. This season, we're adding another E to the list: elevated. Go beyond the typical denim material and opt for refined details, polished patterns, and sophisticated cuts that will help take your Summer look to the next level. Keep reading to discover the four pairs that are sure to replace your go-to cutoffs, along with tips to help you style them to perfection.

The high-waisted pair with a modern floral print

For a cool-girl spin on florals, a Japanese-inspired blossom print in muted hues is unexpected and alluring. Balance the high-waisted, wide-leg cut of the shorts with something form-fitting up top, like a plunging bodysuit.
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An embroidered denim vest adds some fierce pattern play and injects just the right amount of attitude to your look.

The breezy pair that looks even better in a set

Channel those carefree Summer vibes with relaxed shorts in a botanical print. For extra impact, pair them with the matching top.
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A head-to-toe floral print can easily err on the youthful side, but a pair of nude mules adds instant polish.

The tailored pair that's perfect for the office

It's totally possible to pull off shorts in a casual workplace setting. The trick? Look for something that offers both structure and coverage, like a cotton-twill pair with a higher waist and longer length. In an olive hue, it's more unexpected than black or khaki, but is just as easy to style as a neutral.
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Go for an earthy vibe and top off the look with a flowy vest in vibrant mustard to add coverage without the additional weight.

The flirty pair to take you from day to night

For steamy Summer nights, turn to a pair of feminine, ruffled shorts in a pretty pastel shade. Paired with a knotted gingham shirt, the look is fresh and playful.
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Get even more out of the ultra-flattering angled hemline by throwing on a pair of sky-high wedges and using moisturizing body shimmer to help sculpt and bronze your legs.

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You never know if a day at the beach will turn into an after-party in the hills. Be ready for whatever comes your way this Summer. Shop these looks and more at Nordstrom.com.