Summer is just around the corner! It’s time to pull out your summer shorts to keep cool during the hot days. Whether they’re high-waisted, short shorts, or colored shorts, here are Her Campus’s 20 favorite shorts for summer:
$20 and Under
Tap Shorts- These relaxed Forever 21 shorts are perfect for summer! The lightweight material will definitely keep you cool during the hot summer months.
Bows and Whistles- A pair of formal shorts can be hard to find! These Charlotte Russe bow front shorts are too affordable to turn down. Dress them up with a pair of black pumps and a blouse!
Cargo Craze- Need a comfortable pair of shorts for hiking or a day of lounging? These Old Navy shorts may be just for you.
Old Navy, $17
Comfortable and Casual- If you plan on spending a lot of time at the beach, these Victoria’s Secret linen shorts are comfortable enough to wear over a bathing suit and throw around in your beach bag.
Lumberjack Shorts- Yet another Forever 21 piece makes our list because of its affordability and stylishness. These shorts are a fun combination of the cut-off style and the surprise suspenders!
Forever 21, $17.80
$50 and Under
Classic Corduroy- Want to add a little color to your summer wardrobe? These colorful shorts will do the trick! Find them in teal, light grey, and white.
Roll ‘Em Up- If you need an affordable pair of jean shorts these are perfect for you! These Delia’s shorts go with everything. Wear them with or without a belt to jazz it up a bit!
Loving Lightweight- When it’s hot and sticky out, lightweight clothing is absolutely necessary. These Free People shorts are comfortable and loose, not to mention adorable.
Military-Inspired- These adorable military-inspired shorts are definitely cute enough to wear with heels for a night out or with sandals for a daytime look.
MICHAEL by Michael Kors, $48.65
High-Waisted Shorts- If you’re into the-high waisted look you’ll definitely be into these American Apparel summer shorts. Style these shorts up with a belt and a cute lacey shirt!
$75 and Under
So Retro- If you’re into the retro style, these shorts are definitely for you. The dragonfly pattern makes these shorts unique and fun!
Sailor Shorts- When you think of summer think of sailing! These shorts are oh-so-fashionable and match perfectly with a pair of cute wedges.
The Standard White Short- Fashion rule #1: DON’T wear white shorts after Labor Day and before Memorial Day. Take advantage of this summer trend! (And feel free to break this rule if you wish!)
Blank Denim, $68
4th of July Shorts- These color-blocked Urban Outfitters shorts are definitely appropriate for the fun 4th of July festivities that will ensue this summer!
Pleated Shorts- These sophisticated shorts are perfect enough for a fancy dinner or even a day at the internship.
$150 and Under
Fancy Flapper- Dare to take a chance with these fringe shorts? These unique shorts are definitely fashionable and cool enough (style- and temperature-wise) to wear on a night out.
Khaki Kool- Even though most of us will be busy with internships and jobs, leave some room for relaxation! With a loose button-down and these shorts, your outfit will definitely put you in a meditative state.
Bailey 44, $104
Hot Shorts- These Swedish hot shorts are adorable because of their confetti print and fun silhouette! The material is completely weightless and perfect for summer.
Leather Shorts- A pair of nice evening shorts is definitely necessary for summer barhopping and outdoor parties. Although these shorts may seem hot, the pleated front will give you a little room to breathe. With a pair of heels, these leather shorts will do just the trick!
Plain Jane Blue Jeans- My favorite item on the list is a plain pair of blue jean shorts. These dark washed shorts will go with almost every shirt! Whether you wear them with sneakers, flip-flops, heels, wedges, flats, or gladiator sandals, these shorts will look good with anything.