summer printed shorts
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This summer is hot. We are steering clear of pants and long dresses this month and replacing these pieces with bold printed shorts, the latest roundup for our seasonal style buys. We love printed shorts because they automatically bring more formal and chic style to your outfit, even if you’re wearing a simple white tee. Printed shorts come in many different colors, and they come loose and lightweight, as well as form-fitted and high-waisted. These will be your go-to shorts for quick weekday outfits, lazy Saturday strolls, and when paired with a dressy tank, they make a great going-out outfit. You’ll be so incredibly comfortable in these laid-back, stylish shorts that you’ll no longer think twice when getting dressed in the morning.

Carrington Floral Shorts

Francesca's Carrington Floral Shorts
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Francesca’s, $34

Nothing looks better on sun-kissed skin than summer colors, like the yellow, coral, and bright blue on these printed shorts. Part colorful Italian coast, part Greek Islands, these dainty shorts can fit in anywhere. Wear over a swimsuit or with a casual white tank and gold jewelry. These shorts look great with bright whites, neutral colors, and even with a matching blue top. The elastic waistline makes them comfortable and easy to throw on for just about any occasion.

INC International Concepts Printed Soft Shorts

INC International Concepts Printed Soft Shorts
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Macy’s, $29.99

Hot pinks, purples, and oranges look great on everyone. You’ve heard us mention tribal prints before in our favorite flip flops for the season, but we simply cannot get enough of them. These slimming shorts have pockets, which help define your hips along with the geometrical print. Wear with a formal black tank for a night out with the girls, or wear with a bright colored top in fuchsia, purple, yellow or orange for a sophisticated, but bohemian look that is guaranteed to turn heads.

Boho Tassel Wrap Shorts

Love Culture Boho Tassel Print Shorts
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Love Culture, $19.96

Tassels are another trend of the season, and they look adorable on printed shorts. These boho shorts are great for summer music festivals, hitting the beach, and a nice evening dinner party. The versatile shorts are as comfortable as wearing pajamas, but the dark color and pretty details make them suitable for all occasions. Pair with neutral tops and anything black. You can quickly dress them up with your favorite pair of heels, and they can be casual when worn with converse or strappy sandals.

Pleated Culotte Shorts in Retro Floral Print

ASOS pleated culotte shorts in retro floral print
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ASOS, $27

The high waist and pleated fabric on these retro shorts make them flattering on all shapes and sizes. These printed shorts feature darker colors, but the variety of colors still makes them a great seasonal buy. The hippie-like shorts are best worn in more laid-back environments. Wear to a pool party with a white crop top and vintage high-waisted bikini. This printed piece would also look great with a black tank and statement necklaces and cuffs. Finish your look with the popular top knot or luscious, 70s-style curls.

Glowing Flora Sequin Shorts

glowing flora sequin printed shorts
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Threadsence, $25.50

With all the lightweight, breezy, elastic-waist shorts featured, we had to include a more dressy pair in the mix. These sequin-printed shorts have a 1920s flapper flare that makes them the perfect party short. These shorts will look great with black or nude wedges, and a black crop tee or tank. Add a gold, beaded clutch and nude lipstick and you’re all dressed up and ready to go.