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12 Pairs of Shorts We’re Loving for Summer

Make the most of bare-leg season.

By: Leah Faye Cooper

We have very mixed feelings about shorts at Coveteur HQ. Some of us “could live in them,” and a few of us haven’t worn them since middle school (that would be me). But we’re all in agreement that, one, they’re a great summer staple, and two, there are *a lot* of fantastic pairs out there these days. Whether you’re embracing the biker-short trend, in the market for some classic cutoffs, or after a sophisticated, belted style, options abound. Shop our 12 favorite picks ahead.



Leah Faye Cooper

Editorial Director

1. Gucci Grosgrain-Trimmed Jersey Shorts: Pardon me while I gather every coin in my vicinity. These Gucci shorts—which are the perfect length—belong in my wardrobe.

2. Macgraw Poet Shorts: These are *so* pretty. I’d wear them just as they’re styled on Farfetch—with a white button-down and black heels.

3. Valentino Colorblock Linen Shorts: These look like a skirt and appear to be incredibly comfortable. Sign me up.



Jodi Taylor


1. Cotton Citizen Milan Biker Shorts: If you know me, you know that I am in bike shorts the majority of our warm-weather months. So naturally, I’m super appreciative of the fact that brands keep coming out with colorful and fun versions. Not only am I in love with the tangerine tie-dye on these, but Cotton Citizen pieces are so soft and comfy that they’re a no-brainer for me.

2. Alexander Wang Bite Flip Shorts: I’m a sucker for denim with a twist, and these Wang shorts are no exception. From the flipped-down waist to the frayed bottoms (and a perfectly appropriate length), they’re the most ideal denim short.

3. Alo Yoga High-Waist Biker Short: I had no idea that Alo’s shorts were so damn comfortable, but the first time I ever put a pair on my body, I knew I was hooked. The waistband is nice and thick, as is the material of the shorts. They fit nice and snug.



Noah Lehava

Director, Lifestyle and Talent

1. Zeynep Arcay Pleated Leather Shorts: I have a pretty hard time finding bottoms that fit my big hips and bum and don’t gape at my smaller waist. Especially with shorts, because I have thighs. When I can find something that’s longer in length and cinches at the waist, well, you better believe I’m buying.

2. Tibi Pleated Linen Twill Shorts: Another belted one for my collection, but in a light linen for those hot, hot summer days.

3. Prada Printed Denim Shorts: I kind of surprised myself with this selection, but I’m obsessed with the details.


Hannah Baxter

Senior Beauty Editor

1. Proenza Schouler Belted Utility Shorts: I recently snagged a pair of these at a sample sale, and they are so crazy comfortable. They have the right length to be appropriate for work (depending on your office), and they’re still stylish. I love tucking an oversized vintage button-down into them with some platform sandals.

2. KkCo Camp Short: Oooh, girl, yes! I adore these breezy tie-dye beauties. This new brand kills it for statement pieces, but I find these surprisingly wearable. Tie-dye is like leopard print—it’s basically a neutral.

3. Agolde Jaden Broken Shorts: You really can’t beat a quality denim cutoff, especially in the summer. I have two vintage pairs that I wear constantly, to the point that they’re about to give out, so I think it’s time to invest in these as a cute alternative.


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