The Shorts Edit: A Curated List For Every Occasion

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Summer is unequivocally the season of bare legs, and if you're anything like us, you practically live in shorts from May through September. With Memorial Day Weekend right around the corner, the time to trade well-worn jeans and beloved sweatpants for shorts is quickly approaching. If you feel like your closet needs a warm weather refresh, look no further. We rounded up the best Banana Republic shorts for every occasion, from work to a night out, so you can stay cool all summer long — think: trendy bermuda-length denim and breezy linen. The seasonal staple comes in countless different styles, fabrics, and fits, so there's something for everyone.

On the Go 9” Shorts
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On the Go 9” Shorts

Whether you're going to a workout class, picking up groceries, or meeting friends for coffee, the On the Go 9" Shorts ($45) will get the job done. With performance features like sun protection and stretchy, moisture-wicking fabric, these shorts really are for the person who is constantly on the move.

High-Rise 4” Jean Shorts
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High-Rise 4” Jean Shorts

Introducing the perfect everyday shorts: the High-Rise 4" Jean Shorts ($70). In a classic medium wash, these high-waisted bottoms have a straight-leg fit and a rolled hem. They're a plain white tee's best friend.

High-Rise 4” LENZING ECOVERA Pleated Shorts
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High-Rise 4” LENZING ECOVERA Pleated Shorts

The High-Rise 4" Pleated Shorts ($60) have a polished look that would work in a casual office environment, because let's face it — some days it's just way too hot to wear pants to work.

UV Resistant Sweater Shorts
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UV Resistant Sweater Shorts

The UV Resistant Sweater Shorts ($55) were built for lounging, and the sun-protective fabric makes these as practical as they are cozy. Pair them with the matching UV Resistant Sweater to complete the look.

Scuba Knit Shorts
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Scuba Knit Shorts

The Scuba Knit Shorts ($49) are an updated, too-cool-for-school version of gym shorts. The neoprene-like fabric adds an edge to an activewear staple.

Baby Terry 5” Shorts
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Baby Terry 5” Shorts

The Baby Terry 5" Shorts ($41) are the sweat shorts you'll want to wear all summer long. The baby terry fabric is lighter than the terrycloth sweatshirt material you know and love, so you won't have to worry about overheating. Wear these to the pool and prepare to be showered with compliments.

High-Rise 8” Jean Shorts
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High-Rise 8” Jean Shorts

Style denim cutoffs for a night out by opting for a pair with a longer hem, like these High-Rise 8" Jean Shorts ($80). Bermuda-length shorts are totally in right now, and they look great with some high-heeled sandals.

Mid-Rise 5” Shorts
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Mid-Rise 5” Shorts

Maybe you aren't into a high-waisted fit. Try the Mid-Rise 5" Shorts ($70) for your next Sunday brunch with friends.

TENCEL-Linen Easy Shorts
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TENCEL-Linen Easy Shorts

It's right there in the name. The TENCEL-Linen Easy Shorts ($60) are perfect for those days when you don't feel like spending an hour laboring over what to wear. Easy peasy.