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Must-Have Summer Shorts

Shorts are a staple piece for any girl during these hot summer months.  They’re super easy to throw on when you run out to do errands or they can be dressed up for a night out on the town. This summer we are bombarded with so many different options it’s hard to figure out where to even start!

To help you on your way, here are my short essentials to get you through all of your fab summer events

The Denim Short
This is such a classic denim short.  The color is such a perfect blue, is flattering, and will go with anything.  I love the length of these also – it allows you to adjust how long or short you want them.  Play with the length by ordering a size up, as this will allow you to get your roll on (rolling the cuff, that is).  Wear dressed up or down – this short allows you so many options you’ll find yourself going back to these more often than not this summer (and for years to come).
J Crew Denim Shorts, $79.50


The Colored Denim Short
Denim shorts don’t have to be blue!  Invest in a pair of denim shorts in a different hue – pink, yellow, purple, green – whatever strikes your fancy.  Style them how you would your normal everyday denim shorts or take it up a notch experimenting with color blocking.  Try pairing with a blazer for a dressier option.  Have fun with color this summer!
7 For All Mankind Cut-Off Shorts, $89


The Printed Short
I absolutely LOVE this pair.  This short is flowy and light and the print is fab and will easily add some color and edge to your look. Plus, I’m a huge fan of the scalloped hem – you can find plenty of scalloped options this summer – it’s very feminine and chic.  Pair with a simple top or take a risk and mix with other colors and prints.  This short is all about fun so let loose and have fun styling it!  Pair with a great wedge sandal or a cute pair of flats (I’m thinking metallic here).
Free People Scallop Edge Voile Short, $58.


The Dress Short
This is a great nighttime option – simple, yet sexy in a flowing black fabric, not too long and not too short.  Pair this with a sexy sheer top or great tee, throw a blazer over and pair with a great heel and you’ll be ready for a night out on the town.  Also wear these dressed down with flats and a casual button down.
Zara Box Pleat Bermuda Shorts, $39.99


The Bermuda/Boyfriend
Sometimes you’re just not in the mood to show off your gams, which is why Bermuda/boyfriend styles are a great option to have in your closet.  You’ll be a little more covered up without suffering through the heat.  Pair with a great t-shirt and an awesome pair of sandals for a super cool, super fab look.
Citizens of Humanity Gibson Bermuda Denim Shorts, $178.

So have fun this summer with your short options.  We have a few more months of heat ahead of us and investing in a few new short options will keep you looking fresh and summer ready.



Emiko Vaughn is a personal stylist and wardrober from Cleveland, OH.  She currently co-owns and operates personal styling company Lageson & Vaughn with her business partner Kirsten Lageson

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Written by Sabrina Alexis

I’m Sabrina Alexis, the co-founder, and co-editor of A New Mode. I love writing relatable, insightful articles that help people understand relationship dynamics and how to get the love they want. I have a degree in psychology and have spent the last 10 years interviewing countless men and reading and studying as much as I can to better understand human psychology and how men operate. If you want to get in touch with me, hit me up on Facebook or Instagram.

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