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When it comes to warm-weather dressing, you can’t beat a solid pair of shorts. What should you look for when selecting your next pair of shorts? Start by addressing your needs.

If you’re doing something casual like going to a picnic or spending the day at the beach or music festival, a pair of cotton shorts or even cutoffs may be your best bet, as they’re stylish and easy to wash, should you need to. J.Crew and Madewell produce cotton shorts in an array of colorways, and The Gap and Urban Outfitters have a huge array of stylish cutoff shorts—some even with boho-looking fringe details—to choose from. Cutoffs look best when paired with strappy sandals or of-the-moment sneakers like Converse.

For something more party-ready, try buying a pair of leather shorts. You can wear them with long-sleeve blouses for cocktail hours and evenings out, and you also have the option of toning down the vibrato of leather by throwing on a structured menswear-inspired blazer. Leather shorts in particular look great over opaque tights, too, so if the temperatures start to dip and you don’t want to bare your legs, you can style your leather shorts over dark stockings.
  • LOFT Scallop Jacquard Riviera Shorts with 4 Inch Inseam
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    LOFT Scallop Jacquard Riviera Shorts with 4 Inch Inseam
    Scallop-edged for a pretty pop, we’re dazzled with this diamond jacquard pair. Zip fly with hook and bar closure. Belt loops. Coin pocket beneath waistband. Back welt pockets. 4" inseam. 98% Cotton, 2% Spandex. Imported. Machine Washable. PETITE: 3 1/2" INSEAM.
  • LOFT Beach Paisley Linen Cotton Shorts
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    LOFT Beach Paisley Linen Cotton Shorts
    We can’t take our eyes off this perfectly pretty linen cotton pair, done in a vibrant paisley print. Zip fly with button closure. Belt loops. Slash pockets. Back welt pockets. 3” inseam. 55% Linen, 45% Cotton. Imported.
  • LOFT Petite Scallop Jacquard Riviera Shorts with 3 1/2 Inch Inseam
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    LOFT Petite Scallop Jacquard Riviera Shorts with 3 1/2 Inch Inseam
    Scallop-edged for a pretty pop, we’re dazzled with this diamond jacquard pair. Zip fly with hook and bar closure. Belt loops. Coin pocket beneath waistband. Back welt pockets. 3 1/2" inseam. 98% Cotton, 2% Spandex. Imported. Machine Washable.
  • LOFT Cabana Stripe Riviera Shorts with 3 1/2 Inch Inseam
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    LOFT Cabana Stripe Riviera Shorts with 3 1/2 Inch Inseam
    In cabana-inspired stripes, we love the getaway cool of this smart pair. Zip fly with hook and bar closure. Belt loops. Back welt pockets. 3 1/2" inseam. 55% Cotton, 45% Polyester. Imported. Machine Washable.
  • LOFT Cotton Twill Riviera Shorts with 6" Inseam
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    LOFT Cotton Twill Riviera Shorts with 6" Inseam
    In pure cotton twill, this essential polishes your warm weather routine. Zip fly with hook and bar closure. Belt loops. Coin pocket beneath waistband. Slash pockets. Back welt pockets. 6" inseam. 100% Cotton. Imported. Machine Washable.
  • LOFT Cotton Twill Riviera Shorts with 8" Inseam
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    LOFT Cotton Twill Riviera Shorts with 8" Inseam
    In pure cotton twill, this essential polishes your warm weather routine. Zip fly with hook and bar closure. Belt loops. Coin pocket beneath waistband. Slash pockets. Back welt pockets. 8" inseam. 100% Cotton. Imported. Machine Washable.
  • LOFT Petite Charmed Riviera Shorts with 3 1/2 Inch Inseam
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    LOFT Petite Charmed Riviera Shorts with 3 1/2 Inch Inseam
    In a charm-ing pattern, this essential polishes your warm weather routine. Zip fly with hook and bar closure. Belt loops. Coin pocket beneath waistband. Slash pockets. Back welt pockets. 3 1/2" inseam. 98.7% Cotton, 1.3% Spandex. Imported. Machine Washable.
  • LOFT Cotton Twill Riviera Shorts with 2 1/2" Inseam
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    LOFT Cotton Twill Riviera Shorts with 2 1/2" Inseam
    In pure cotton twill, this essential polishes your warm weather routine. Zip fly with hook and bar closure. Belt loops. Coin pocket beneath waistband. Slash pockets. Back welt pockets. 2 1/2" inseam. 100% Cotton. Imported. Machine Washable.
  • LOFT Denim Shorts in Cloudy Blue with 3 1/2" Inseam
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    LOFT Denim Shorts in Cloudy Blue with 3 1/2" Inseam
    Finished with roll cuffs, this stretch denim must-have flaunts a distressed medium blue for a cloudy cool finish. Front zip with button closure. Wide belt loops. Five-pocket styling. Tonal topstitching. 3 1/2" inseam. To give you the best possible fit, we’ve changed our denim sizing to waist sizes. 98% Cotton, 2% Spandex. Imported. PETITE: 3" INSEAM.
  • LOFT Denim Cut Off Shorts in Pebble Grey with 2 1/2" Inseam
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    LOFT Denim Cut Off Shorts in Pebble Grey with 2 1/2" Inseam
    Starring raw edge trim at the cuffs and a subtle pebble grey hue, this must-have pair is anything but short (on style). Front zip with button closure. Belt loops. Five pocket styling. 2 1/2" inseam. 92% Cotton, 7% Polyester, 1% Elastane. Imported. Machine Washable.
  • LOFT Denim Shorts in White with 3 1/2" Inseam
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    LOFT Denim Shorts in White with 3 1/2" Inseam
    Finished with roll cuffs, this stretch denim must-have flaunts a fresh white hue. Front zip with button closure. Wide belt loops. Five-pocket styling. Tonal topstitching. 3 1/2" inseam. To give you the best possible fit, we’ve changed our denim sizing to waist sizes. 98% Cotton, 2% Elastane. Imported. Machine Washable. PETITE: 3" INSEAM.
  • LOFT Cotton Twill Riviera Shorts with 2 1/2" Inseam
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    LOFT Cotton Twill Riviera Shorts with 2 1/2" Inseam
    In pure cotton twill, this essential polishes your warm weather routine. Zip fly with hook and bar closure. Belt loops. Coin pocket beneath waistband. Slash pockets. Back welt pockets. 2 1/2" inseam. 100% Cotton. Imported. Machine Washable.
  • LOFT Cotton Twill Riviera Shorts with 6" Inseam
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    LOFT Cotton Twill Riviera Shorts with 6" Inseam
    In pure cotton twill, this essential polishes your warm weather routine. Zip fly with hook and bar closure. Belt loops. Coin pocket beneath waistband. Slash pockets. Back welt pockets. 6" inseam. 100% Cotton. Imported. Machine Washable.
  • LOFT Cotton Twill Riviera Shorts with 4" Inseam
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    LOFT Cotton Twill Riviera Shorts with 4" Inseam
    In pure cotton twill, this essential polishes your warm weather routine. Zip fly with hook and bar closure. Belt loops. Coin pocket beneath waistband. Slash pockets. Back welt pockets. 4" inseam. 100% Cotton. Imported. Machine Washable.
  • LOFT Cotton Twill Riviera Shorts with 8" Inseam
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    LOFT Cotton Twill Riviera Shorts with 8" Inseam
    In pure cotton twill, this essential polishes your warm weather routine. Zip fly with hook and bar closure. Belt loops. Coin pocket beneath waistband. Slash pockets. Back welt pockets. 8" inseam. 100% Cotton. Imported. Machine Washable.
  • LOFT Cotton Twill Riviera Shorts with 6" Inseam
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    LOFT Cotton Twill Riviera Shorts with 6" Inseam
    In pure cotton twill, this essential polishes your warm weather routine. Zip fly with hook and bar closure. Belt loops. Coin pocket beneath waistband. Slash pockets. Back welt pockets. 6" inseam. 100% Cotton. Imported. Machine Washable.
  • LOFT Cotton Twill Riviera Shorts with 8" Inseam
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    LOFT Cotton Twill Riviera Shorts with 8" Inseam
    In pure cotton twill, this essential polishes your warm weather routine. Zip fly with hook and bar closure. Belt loops. Coin pocket beneath waistband. Slash pockets. Back welt pockets. 8" inseam. 100% Cotton. Imported. Machine Washable.
  • LOFT Cotton Twill Riviera Shorts with 2 1/2" Inseam
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    LOFT Cotton Twill Riviera Shorts with 2 1/2" Inseam
    In pure cotton twill, this essential polishes your warm weather routine. Zip fly with hook and bar closure. Belt loops. Coin pocket beneath waistband. Slash pockets. Back welt pockets. 2 1/2" inseam. 100% Cotton. Imported. Machine Washable.
  • LOFT Cotton Twill Riviera Shorts with 4" Inseam
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    LOFT Cotton Twill Riviera Shorts with 4" Inseam
    In pure cotton twill, this essential polishes your warm weather routine. Zip fly with hook and bar closure. Belt loops. Coin pocket beneath waistband. Slash pockets. Back welt pockets. 4" inseam. 100% Cotton. Imported. Machine Washable.
  • LOFT Cotton Twill Riviera Shorts with 8" Inseam
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    LOFT Cotton Twill Riviera Shorts with 8" Inseam
    In pure cotton twill, this essential polishes your warm weather routine. Zip fly with hook and bar closure. Belt loops. Coin pocket beneath waistband. Slash pockets. Back welt pockets. 8" inseam. 100% Cotton. Imported. Machine Washable.
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