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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.
  • Madewell Cotton and linen-blend twill shorts
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    Madewell Cotton and linen-blend twill shorts
    Madewell's army-green cotton and linen-blend twill shorts are cut for a loose fit and have a flattering high-rise waist. Roll up the raw cuffs and finish with sandals.
  • Current/Elliott The Boyfriend Rolled denim shorts
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    Current/Elliott The Boyfriend Rolled denim shorts
    Current/Elliott's denim shorts have a cool, love-worn feel - they're designed with distressed panels and rolled cuffs. The versatile mid-blue hue works with a host of separates, from plaid shirts to feminine camisoles.
  • Saint Laurent Cut-off denim shorts
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    Saint Laurent Cut-off denim shorts
    Cut-off denim shorts are an essential building block to a well-edited summer wardrobe. This Saint Laurent pair is cut for a skinny fit and has cool frayed trims. Tap into the label's boho aesthetic and team yours with fringed boots.
  • Marni Cotton and linen-blend shorts
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    Marni Cotton and linen-blend shorts
    Marni's white shorts have been crafted from a breathable blend of cotton and linen. We think the loose but tailored silhouette works equally well with a tee or a structured shirt.
  • Rag & bone Mila distressed cut-off denim shorts
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    Rag & bone Mila distressed cut-off denim shorts
    rag & bone's light-wash 'Mila' shorts have an effortless, lived-in look. Perfectly distressed and designed with frayed cut-off hems, this off-duty style is cut for a comfortable, loose fit. Work a laid-back outfit with a fringed bag and Western-style ankle boots.
  • Alice + Olivia Guipure lace shorts
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    Alice + Olivia Guipure lace shorts
    Alice + Olivia's guipure lace shorts are fully lined for opacity and to emphasize the beautifully outlined pattern. This chic monochrome pair sits high on the waist to flatter and elongate your frame.
  • Stella McCartney Zanda silk crepe de chine shorts
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    Stella McCartney Zanda silk crepe de chine shorts
    Tailored for a high-rise fit, Stella McCartney's lightweight 'Zanda' shorts are cut from fluid silk crepe de chine. They're designed with a flexible elasticated waistband and flattering stitched pleats.
  • Madewell Rip & Repair distressed denim shorts
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    Madewell Rip & Repair distressed denim shorts
    Look to Madewell for your denim staples this summer. These 'Rip & Repair' shorts are distressed and faded for a worn-in feel, and have the perfect slouchy yet flattering boyfriend fit. We think they're ideal for wearing on vacation, at the weekend and at festivals.
  • Rag & bone The Boyfriend distressed low-rise denim shorts
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    Rag & bone The Boyfriend distressed low-rise denim shorts
    Woven without stretch, rag & bone's 'The Boyfriend' denim shorts promise to keep their shape. Wear this heavily distressed pair with everything from tees to sweaters.
  • Frame Denim Le Cutoff distressed stretch-denim shorts
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    Frame Denim Le Cutoff distressed stretch-denim shorts
    EXCLUSIVE TO NET-A-PORTER.COM. Frame Denim's 'Le Cutoff' shorts are a summer staple. Made from comfortable stretch-denim, this low-rise pair is finished with rolled-up hems and distressed detailing. Style yours with a tee and sandals.
  • Marc Jacobs Pleated cotton-twill shorts
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    Marc Jacobs Pleated cotton-twill shorts
    Marc Jacobs' pleated shorts are in-line with the season's safari-inspired direction. Crafted from crisp cotton-twill, this cuffed design has two slant pockets, buttoned side tabs and a detachable belt. Wear yours with a tucked blouse and tonal sandals.
  • Stella McCartney Stretch-denim shorts
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    Stella McCartney Stretch-denim shorts
    Stella McCartney's shorts are cut from organic denim in keeping with the label's eco-friendly ethos. They're crafted with a touch of stretch for flexibility, and lightly whiskered for a pre-loved feel. Rolled cuffs add to the effortless appeal of this pair.
  • Miguelina Minnie crocheted cotton shorts
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    Miguelina Minnie crocheted cotton shorts
    Miguelina's designs are inspired by travel and the art of practical packing. These crocheted 'Minnie' shorts have a tasseled drawstring waist and pretty scalloped hems.
  • Dagmar Jadyn woven culottes
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    Dagmar Jadyn woven culottes
    Relaxed and easy to wear, Dagmar's 'Jadyn' culottes are perfect for warmer weather. This woven pair has pressed front pleats and deep side slant pockets. The pale-blush hue will work with everything from chambray shirts to jersey tees.
  • Stella McCartney Warwick slub canvas shorts
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    Stella McCartney Warwick slub canvas shorts
    Stella McCartney's 'Warwick' shorts are bold and vibrant. They're tailored from structured slub canvas and are cut to sit high at the waist. The single pleats through the front give this piece an elongating effect. Wear yours with a shirt.
  • Stella McCartney Ruffled stretch-crepe shorts
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    Stella McCartney Ruffled stretch-crepe shorts
    Stella McCartney's ecru stretch-crepe shorts encapsulate the ease and fluidity of her Spring '15 collection. Designed with an elasticated waistband for comfort, this sporty pair is balanced by feminine ivory ruffles along the sides. Style yours with tonal silk shirt and sandals come spring.
  • Alice + Olivia Pleated striped cotton-blend shorts
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    Alice + Olivia Pleated striped cotton-blend shorts
    Alice + Olivia's tactile cotton-blend shorts are pleated - the shape resembles a mini skirt. This high-rise pair is fully lined for a smooth fit and is woven with shimmering silver thread.
  • Jay Ahr Wrap-effect coated stretch-knit shorts
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    Jay Ahr Wrap-effect coated stretch-knit shorts
    Jay Ahr's coated stretch-knit shorts are supremely flattering. This draped style sits high on the waist and is designed with a tie-fastening wrap-effect front overlay. Transition it from day to night with a tucked-in top and metallic flats.
  • Pierre Balmain High-rise leather shorts
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    Pierre Balmain High-rise leather shorts
    Pierre Balmain's buttery leather shorts are cut with a high waist that gives the appearance of longer, leaner legs. Tuck in your top to show off the cool, moto-inspired side panels.
  • Karl Lagerfeld Rena sequined jersey shorts
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    Karl Lagerfeld Rena sequined jersey shorts
    Karl Lagerfeld's jersey shorts are saturated with sparkling silver sequins and trimmed with a black faux leather waistband. The satin lining ensures they sit smoothly, while the slant pockets are a practical feature.
  • McQ Alexander McQueen Crinkled-crepe culottes
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    McQ Alexander McQueen Crinkled-crepe culottes
    McQ Alexander McQueen's culottes are made from crinkled white crepe that has a slightly sheer and lustrous finish. A modern summer essential, this pair has a flattering high-rise waist and subtle pleating at the front. Wear yours with everything from blouses to tees.
  • Pierre Balmain Distressed low-rise denim shorts
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    Pierre Balmain Distressed low-rise denim shorts
    Denim shorts are a summer staple. Pierre Balmain's distressed version features frayed cuffs and multiple pockets. Wear this Italian-made pair with your bikini by the beach or a jersey tee in the city.
  • Chloé Iconic pleated crepe shorts
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    Chloé Iconic pleated crepe shorts
    Chloé's 'Iconic' shorts are tailored from fluid off-white crepe. This high-rise pair has flattering front and back pleats and is fully lined for a smooth fit. Wear yours with everything from tees to smart tops.
  • Melissa Odabash Shelly printed knitted shorts
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    Melissa Odabash Shelly printed knitted shorts
    Melissa Odabash's 'Shelly' shorts are essential to any vacation wardrobe. This low-rise, ikat-print design has a drawstring front and curved side pockets. Balance the high hemline with a loose-fitting top.
  • Emilio Pucci Cotton shorts
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    Emilio Pucci Cotton shorts
    Emilio Pucci's shorts are crafted entirely from stiff cotton. Polished pleats make this feminine baby-pink pair feel more grown-up than denim styles. Top yours with an airy blouse for day plans.
  • Current/Elliott The Boyfriend low-rise stretch-denim shorts
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    Current/Elliott The Boyfriend low-rise stretch-denim shorts
    Current/Elliott's bright white shorts are cut for a relaxed boyfriend fit. Designed to be worn low at the hips, this stretch-denim pair is a summertime staple.
  • NLST Cotton-twill shorts
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    NLST Cotton-twill shorts
    NLST reworks the colors and fabrics of military uniforms to create a range of covetable essentials. Crafted from breathable yet sturdy cotton-twill, these shorts have a loose fit and are designed to sit low on the waist. Work yours with a T-shirt and sandals.
  • REDValentino Polka-dot satin-twill shorts
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    REDValentino Polka-dot satin-twill shorts
    REDValentino's shorts are cut from satin-twill and are pleated for a softly structured silhouette. The oversized polka-dot pattern is woven into the fabric - keep it in focus with a simple shirt.
  • J Brand 1158 cut-off denim shorts
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    J Brand 1158 cut-off denim shorts
    J Brand's '1158' shorts are perfect for summer. This pair has all the classic elements - belt loops, five pockets and a frayed, cut-off hem. Wear yours on vacation with a tee and flat sandals.
  • Steve J & Yoni P Ruffled denim shorts
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    Steve J & Yoni P Ruffled denim shorts
    Steve J & Yoni P gives these relaxed shorts a flattering and feminine look with ruffled trims. Crafted from white denim, this mid-weight pair has a pleated front to soften the silhouette.
  • Current/Elliott The Slouchy Cutoff denim shorts
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    Current/Elliott The Slouchy Cutoff denim shorts
    Current/Elliott's black shorts are cut for a relaxed fit and are slightly faded for a love-worn look. Designed with classic five-pocket styling, this pair is an off-duty staple. Work yours with a simple top and flat sandals.
  • Rag & bone Mila distressed cut-off twill shorts
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    Rag & bone Mila distressed cut-off twill shorts
    rag & bone's 'Mila' shorts are cut from flexible Japanese twill for comfortable, easy movement. This pair has a slightly loose fit and is finished with a deconstructed hem. Team yours with sneakers and a T-shirt at the weekend.
  • Dolce & Gabbana Polka-dot textured stretch-cotton shorts
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    Dolce & Gabbana Polka-dot textured stretch-cotton shorts
    Black polka-dots were seen throughout Dolce & Gabbana's Spring '15 collection. These shorts have been crafted in Italy from textured stretch-cotton for a slightly loose fit, and are finished with soft front pleats. Wear yours with a blouse and sandals.
  • T by Alexander Wang Striped denim culottes
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    T by Alexander Wang Striped denim culottes
    Denim is a big trend for the coming season. T by Alexander Wang takes a typically cool approach, finishing these faded culottes with streamlining magenta and white stripes.
  • Anna Sui Jacquard-trimmed lace shorts
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    Anna Sui Jacquard-trimmed lace shorts
    Anna Sui's shorts are from the designer's romantic, vintage-inspired Resort '15 collection. They're crafted from contrasting types of lace and trimmed with a multicolored jacquard waistband. Style yours with a simple black top.
  • Diane von Furstenberg Fausta gingham stretch-crepe shorts
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    Diane von Furstenberg Fausta gingham stretch-crepe shorts
    Gingham ruled Diane von Furstenberg's Spring '15 runway. These bright-blue 'Fausta' shorts have been constructed from unlined stretch-crepe. Inspired by the French Riviera, they are perfect for warmer months.
  • REDValentino Crepe culottes
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    REDValentino Crepe culottes
    REDValentino's black culottes are a fresh alternative to classic tailored pants. They're crafted from fluid crepe and have a wide fit through the leg. Style yours with flats or heels depending on the occasion.
  • Frame Denim Le Cutoff stretch-denim shorts
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    Frame Denim Le Cutoff stretch-denim shorts
    Frame Denim's 'Le Cutoff' shorts are a summer staple. This relaxed stretch-denim pair is designed to be rolled at the hem. Wear yours with a white tee and sneakers at the weekend.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Satin-trimmed crepe tuxedo shorts
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Satin-trimmed crepe tuxedo shorts
    MICHAEL Michael Kors' black tuxedo shorts are a contemporary choice for evening looks. Crafted from smooth crepe, this slim-fit, high-waisted pair is trimmed in satin .
  • Acne Studios Tail cotton-blend twill shorts
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    Acne Studios Tail cotton-blend twill shorts
    Just in time for warmer weather, Acne Studios delivers these boyish cotton-blend twill shorts. The relaxed cut and knee-length hem reflect the brand's cool Scandinavian ethos. Work yours with a denim jacket and sandals.
  • Rag & bone Nesi velvet shorts
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    Rag & bone Nesi velvet shorts
    rag & bone's black velvet shorts have a partially elasticated waistband, slant pockets and a thigh-high hem. Wear yours with a tonal top.
  • Levi's Vintage Clothing Distressed denim shorts
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing Distressed denim shorts
    Levi's Vintage Clothing's denim shorts are modeled on an original pair of 501®s from 1954. Frayed edges, patches and paint-splashed detailing gives them a cool, worn-in look. They sit at your waist - perfect for tucking in casual tees.
  • NLST Harem-style cotton cargo shorts
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    NLST Harem-style cotton cargo shorts
    NLST's cargo shorts are cut for a relaxed, slouchy fit - inspired by harem styles. This breathable cotton pair is perfect for wearing with a simple white tee and slides at the weekend.
  • J.Crew Collection striped silk-twill shorts
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    J.Crew Collection striped silk-twill shorts
    Cut with a flattering crossover front, J.Crew's long silk-twill shorts are perfect if you prefer styles with more coverage. Complement their relaxed look with a tailored shirt and sandals.
  • Oscar de la Renta Checked wool-blend shorts
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    Oscar de la Renta Checked wool-blend shorts
    Oscar de la Renta's checked shorts prove that '60s-inspired style is alive and well. Seen on the designer's Spring '15 runway, this high-waisted design is crafted from a wool-blend and finished with discreet slit pockets.
  • Madewell Frayed stretch-denim shorts
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    Madewell Frayed stretch-denim shorts
    Madewell's black shorts are cut in a vintage-inspired high-rise silhouette. This pair is made from denim sourced from one of the finest mills and has a hint of stretch for a flattering look. Frayed turned-up cuffs add to their insouciant feel.
  • Rag & bone The Boyfriend low-rise denim shorts
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    Rag & bone The Boyfriend low-rise denim shorts
    rag & bone's boyfriend-fit shorts are colored in the label's 'Aged Black ' wash for a love-worn feel. Rolled cuffs add to their insouciant appeal. Wear this USA-made pair with everything from jersey tees to patterned shirts.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Chambray shorts
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Chambray shorts
    MICHAEL Michael Kors' chambray shorts are pleated at the front and have a flattering, skirt-effect overlay. This loose-fit pair sits high on the waist to accentuate the smallest part of your silhouette. Wear yours with a tucked-in shirt and sandals.
  • No. 21 Pleated cotton culottes
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    No. 21 Pleated cotton culottes
    Culottes continue to be a key style this season. N°21's cleanly tailored cotton pair has a flattering high-rise, partially elasticated waistband and crisp front pleats. Wear yours with a tucked-in top and block-heel sandals.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Matelassé cotton shorts
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Matelassé cotton shorts
    3.1 Phillip Lim's lightly structured matelassé cotton shorts are pleated through the front to ensure they hold their shape. This smart pair is fully lined in satin-twill for a smooth fit, too. Complement the high-rise cut with a tucked-in blouse.
  • Isabel Marant Cotton and linen-blend shorts
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    Isabel Marant Cotton and linen-blend shorts
    Isabel Marant's shorts are cut from crisp cotton and linen-blend in a versatile sand hue. Designed for a comfortably loose fit, they have a draped buckled belt and a softly pleated front. We love this pair styled with suede.
  • Zero+MariaCornejo Heli pleated stretch-twill culottes
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    Zero+MariaCornejo Heli pleated stretch-twill culottes
    Zero+MariaCornejo's 'Heli' cutlottes have a game-changing silhouette. This high- stretch design has neat pleats and darting at the hips, falling to a smoothly curved and cropped hem. Style yours like the runway with a masculine blazer and shirt.
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Stretch-cotton shorts
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    MICHAEL Michael Kors Stretch-cotton shorts
    MICHAEL Michael Kors' midnight-blue shorts are tailored from stretch-cotton so they feel flexible. Designed to sit at your waist, this slim-fitting pair is finished with flattering pressed creases. Wear yours with a crisp white shirt.
  • Emilio Pucci Intarsia cotton-blend terry shorts
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    Emilio Pucci Intarsia cotton-blend terry shorts
    Emilio Pucci's eye-catching patterns are undeniably glamorous. Shown on the designer's Spring '15 runway, these cotton-blend terry shorts feel amazingly plush against the skin.
  • Flagpole Swim Jensen stretch shorts
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    Flagpole Swim Jensen stretch shorts
    Flagpole Swim uses Italian-made Sensitive™ fabrics to craft its designs. The four-way stretch material used to make these shorts is anti-piling, anti-bacterial, chlorine-resistant and quick-drying. This pair also has an asymmetric side split for freedom of movement. Team yours with a tank or bikini top.
  • M Missoni Linen shorts
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    M Missoni Linen shorts
    M Missoni's shorts have been crafted from breathable white linen in a wide-leg shape - perfect for keeping cool in hot climates. This high-rise pair has an elasticated band that creates flattering definition at the waist. Style yours with a tucked-in shirt.
  • J Brand 1158 cut-off denim shorts
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    J Brand 1158 cut-off denim shorts
    Inherit J Brand's cool Californian aesthetic with these charcoal denim shorts. Subtly faded, distressed and frayed, this design is engineered for a love-worn look. Style yours with slip-on sneakers or sandals at the weekend.
  • Alexander Wang Wool-crepe shorts
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    Alexander Wang Wool-crepe shorts
    It's easy to dress Alexander Wang's tailored shorts up or down to suit the occasion - style them with everything from a simple tee to a crisp white shirt. This black wool-crepe pair is designed with smart pressed creases, discreet pockets and handy belt loops.
  • Tamara Mellon Stretch cotton-blend shorts
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    Tamara Mellon Stretch cotton-blend shorts
    Tamara Mellon's ivory shorts are made from a thick yet breathable stretch cotton-blend. This figure-smoothing style sits high on the waist, giving the appearance of longer, leaner legs - amplify the effect with lace-up sandals.
  • Rag & bone Sally oversized satin-twill shorts
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    Rag & bone Sally oversized satin-twill shorts
    rag & bone's 'Sally' shorts are inspired by a classic Bermuda cut. Tailored to hit at the knee with a fluid wide-leg fit, this lightweight satin-twill pair has flattering pressed pleats. Wear them on warm-weather days with sandals.
  • MSGM Floral-appliquéd denim shorts
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    MSGM Floral-appliquéd denim shorts
    MSGM balances the love-worn, boyish look of these light-blue shorts with pretty sequin and crystal floral appliqués. We love the tonal denim patches that peek from beneath the distressed rips. Style this pair with a tucked-in tee.
  • Alexa Chung For AG Jeans The Fifi high-rise stretch-denim shorts
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    Alexa Chung For AG Jeans The Fifi high-rise stretch-denim shorts
    Denim is a key part of Alexa Chung's coveted personal style - something her collaboration with AG Jeans celebrates. ‘The Fifi' shorts, with a flattering high-rise and subtly frayed trim, are made in Los Angeles - tuck in your tee to accentuate the look.
  • Missoni Crochet-knit shorts
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    Missoni Crochet-knit shorts
    Missoni Mare incorporates the house's signature zigzag crochet-knit into beachwear. These colorful shorts are lightweight and have a flexible, elasticated waistband - perfect for pulling on over a bikini.
  • Madewell Distressed denim boyfriend shorts
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    Madewell Distressed denim boyfriend shorts
    Madewell's distressed denim boyfriend shorts are designed for a slouchy, relaxed fit. This versatile pair will work with all your summer favorites. Switch up your styling by rolling the raw-edged cuffs.
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Ponte culottes
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    3.1 Phillip Lim Ponte culottes
    Blended with touches of cotton and wool for a structured shape, 3.1 Phillip Lim's wide-leg culottes sit at your waist. This pair hits at the most flattering point on the calf and is easy to dress up or down.
  • Acne Studios Salt Light leather shorts
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    Acne Studios Salt Light leather shorts
    Crafted from butter-soft black leather, Acne Studios' shorts are cut with raw edges that emphasize their supple feel. The wide, sporty waistband is elasticated to ensure a comfortable fit. Wear yours with a white tee and sneakers.
  • Balenciaga Wool and mohair-blend shorts
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    Balenciaga Wool and mohair-blend shorts
    Balenciaga's wool and mohair-blend shorts are inspired by men's tailoring – they have a structured silhouette and pressed creases. This chic black pair is designed to sit just above the hips and is lined in satin for a smooth fit.
  • Dolce & Gabbana Floral-print jacquard shorts
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    Dolce & Gabbana Floral-print jacquard shorts
    EXCLUSIVE TO NET-A-PORTER.COM. Dolce & Gabbana's jacquard shorts have been crafted in Italy and printed with painterly florals. This tailored pair has a flattering high rise and a polka-dot satin lining – a key motif for Spring '15.
  • MiH Jeans Phoebe mid-rise denim shorts
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    MiH Jeans Phoebe mid-rise denim shorts
    Made from faded light-blue denim, MiH Jeans' 'Phoebe' shorts have an authentic lived-in look. Finished with cool raw edges and cut for a relaxed fit, this versatile pair works with both sporty or bohemian separates.
  • Raphaella Riboud Fred lace-insert cotton-poplin shorts
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    Raphaella Riboud Fred lace-insert cotton-poplin shorts
    Raphaëlla Riboud crafts these simple-yet-sweet 'Fred' shorts from airy cotton-poplin — a fabric so light and breathable the label has dubbed it 'moussoletta'. Though designed in a classic boxer silhouette, they're given feminine flair with lace inserts and a crystal -embellished button.
  • Etro Lace-trimmed printed silk-crepe shorts
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    Etro Lace-trimmed printed silk-crepe shorts
    Etro's shorts perfectly encapsulate the cool, bohemian feel of the label's Spring '15 runway. They've been crafted in Italy from whisper-weight silk-crepe and trimmed with lace. Complement the gray, merlot and lavender pattern with neutral accessories.
  • Matthew Williamson Escape leopard-print silk shorts
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    Matthew Williamson Escape leopard-print silk shorts
    Matthew Williamson's leopard-print shorts are crafted from lightweight silk in shades of mint and bright-pink. Striking the perfect balance between sporty and feminine, this pair has an elasticated waistband and a flattering curved leg. We like them styled with a white top.
  • Michael Kors Stretch-cotton shorts
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    Michael Kors Stretch-cotton shorts
    Michael Kors' stretch-cotton shorts are cut for a smart fit – they are pressed through the front and back and have both slant and welt pockets. We think this black pair looks especially chic with a shirt.
  • Valentino Scalloped wool and silk-blend crepe shorts
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    Valentino Scalloped wool and silk-blend crepe shorts
    Valentino's crisp ivory shorts have been cut from a luxurious wool and silk-blend. They are finished with scalloped trims – a key detail from the label's Resort '15 collection.
  • Current/Elliott The Short West Coast Charmer denim shorts
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    Current/Elliott The Short West Coast Charmer denim shorts
    Current/Elliott's 'The Short West Coast Charmer' shorts are cut for a loose, boyfriend fit. Softly distressed for a lived-in feel, this denim pair has a flattering mid-rise and rolled cuffs. Team yours with a sweatshirt and sandals at the weekend.
  • Tory Burch Kammy guipure lace shorts
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    Tory Burch Kammy guipure lace shorts
    Inspired by Expressionist art, Tory Burch's 'Kammy' shorts are crafted from guipure lace with individually embroidered leaves. This pretty pair has a scalloped hem and cotton-blend lining for a smooth feel. Highlight the soft-focus shades with a neutral top.
  • LemLem Kedame striped cotton-blend gauze shorts
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    LemLem Kedame striped cotton-blend gauze shorts
    By employing traditional weavers from designer Liya Kebede's native Ethiopia, LemLem creates quality loungewear that is ethically conscious. These cotton-blend gauze 'Kedame' shorts are a smart choice for your summer capsule, as they're lightweight and decorated with bold indigo, purple and orange stripes. Pull them on over a bikini at the beach.
  • Frame Denim Le Cutoff stretch-denim shorts
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    Frame Denim Le Cutoff stretch-denim shorts
    Frame Denim's shorts are made from white denim with a little bit of stretch for flexibility. A summer staple, they're cut with a mid-rise, slightly loose fit and are rolled at the hems. Try yours with a crisp shirt and slides.
  • Jil Sander Cotton-twill shorts
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    Jil Sander Cotton-twill shorts
    For Jil Sander's Spring '15 collection, Rodolfo Paglialunga explored "the coalescence of genders". These shorts are crafted from softly structured black cotton-twill - they define the narrowest part of the waist and finish at a flattering point just below the knee.
  • Étoile Isabel Marant Agnes embroidered denim shorts
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    Étoile Isabel Marant Agnes embroidered denim shorts
    Étoile Isabel Marant's embroidered 'Agnes' shorts have a slightly relaxed, straight-leg fit. We think the faded-black wash looks best with white or gray separates. Style yours with a shirt.
  • DAY Birger et Mikkelsen Pleated wool-blend shorts
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    DAY Birger et Mikkelsen Pleated wool-blend shorts
    Refresh your work-to-weekend wardrobe with DAY Birger et Mikkelsen's pleated shorts. Crafted from a glossy black wool-blend, this relaxed pair sits comfortably at your waist and stops just below the knee. Wear them with lightweight shirts and knits.
  • Band of Outsiders Satin shorts
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    Band of Outsiders Satin shorts
    Band of Outsiders gives these black satin shorts insouciant appeal with two slouchy front pockets. This lustrous pair sits high at the waist to elongate and flatter your silhouette. Channel the label's boy-meets-girl aesthetic and style them with an oversized shirt.
  • IRO Haris cotton-blend bouclé-tweed shorts
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    IRO Haris cotton-blend bouclé-tweed shorts
    IRO's 'Haris' bouclé-tweed shorts are woven with touches of cotton and finished with frayed edges – perfect for summer. Wear yours with everything from tees to sweaters.
  • Mother of Pearl Addison floral-print cotton and silk-blend shorts
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    Mother of Pearl Addison floral-print cotton and silk-blend shorts
    Printed with the deep indigo and white botanical print from Mother of Pearl's Resort '15 collection, these shorts are a chic choice for vacation. This high-waisted pair is crafted from a blend of cotton and silk. Balance the loose cut with a tucked-in tee.
  • Steve J & Yoni P High-rise denim shorts
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    Steve J & Yoni P High-rise denim shorts
    Steve J & Yoni P's light-blue denim shorts sit high on your waist and flare out into a relaxed shape – super flattering no matter what your figure. Complete an effortless off-duty look with a tucked-in T-shirt and sandals.
  • Étoile Isabel Marant Celia linen-blend shorts
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    Étoile Isabel Marant Celia linen-blend shorts
    Étoile Isabel Marant's linen-blend shorts embody the label's effortless aesthetic. Cut loose, they can be adjusted using the waist tie. Wear yours with sandals.
  • Jil Sander Oversized stretch-cotton twill shorts
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    Jil Sander Oversized stretch-cotton twill shorts
    Jil Sander's shorts are a timeless wardrobe essential. This pair is made from comfortable stretch-cotton twill and is generously pleated for a wide-leg fit. Style yours with a tonal top and sandals, as seen on the runway.
  • Raquel Allegra Denim culottes
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    Raquel Allegra Denim culottes
    Cut from this season's must-have fabric, Raquel Allegra's American-made culottes nail two of Spring '15's key trends. Designed to sit low on the hips, this relaxed pair is finished with frayed edges and a navy grosgrain drawstring waist for comfort.
  • REDValentino Cloqué shorts
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    REDValentino Cloqué shorts
    REDValentino's black cloqué shorts are part of the label's Pre-Spring '15 collection. This textured design is finished with waist-defining pleats, belt loops and slant pockets. Wear yours for evening as a cool alternative to a cocktail dress.
  • J.Crew Collection metallic jacquard shorts
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    J.Crew Collection metallic jacquard shorts
    J.Crew's metallic jacquard shorts are woven with a rose-gold, light-gray and white floral-inspired motif. Black trims give this tailored pair a sporty feel. We like them best with a slouchy shirt and flats.
  • Chinti and Parker Printed cotton-poplin shorts
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    Chinti and Parker Printed cotton-poplin shorts
    Chinti and Parker's navy cotton-poplin shorts are printed with white pineapples – the motif of the label's Spring '15 collection. They sit on the waist and are cut to hit at a flattering mid point on your thigh.
  • Stella McCartney Air Force denim culottes
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    Stella McCartney Air Force denim culottes
    Switch up your style script with Stella McCartney's blue denim culottes. This high-waisted pair has a softly pleated front, slit pockets and exaggerated wide legs. Complement the classic wash with tan leather accents.
  • Sacai Sacai Luck tweed shorts
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    Sacai Sacai Luck tweed shorts
    Sacai Luck's tweed shorts are a vacation essential. This casual pair has a ribbed waistband, four pockets and athletic-inspired side slits.
  • Zimmermann Confetti embroidered cotton-voile shorts
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    Zimmermann Confetti embroidered cotton-voile shorts
    Zimmermann crafts these 'Confetti' shorts from lightweight cotton-voile with a cream lining. The breezy silhouette is echoed in the tonal- blue floral print and embroidery. Slip yours on over a bikini as a beach cover-up.
  • Emilio Pucci Printed stretch-cotton shorts
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    Emilio Pucci Printed stretch-cotton shorts
    Emilio Pucci's vibrant shorts will give your vacation wardrobe a retro boost. This breathable stretch-cotton pair is printed in the brand's signature swirling motif. Wear them with a breezy top and sandals.
  • TOME Cotton-sateen culottes
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    TOME Cotton-sateen culottes
    Crafted from crisp cotton-sateen, TOME's culottes are pleated to create the illusion of a narrower waist - the high-rise shape emphasizes the effect. Wear yours with elegant sandals to offset the ankle-skimming length.
  • IRO Dainie crochet-trimmed crepe shorts
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    IRO Dainie crochet-trimmed crepe shorts
    IRO's 'Dainie' crepe shorts are your answer to effortlessly chic casual looks. This design has an elasticated, drawstring waist for flexible comfort, while the hem is layered with cotton-crochet trim. Wear it with a basic tee and sandals at the weekend.
  • Maison Margiela Denim shorts
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    Maison Margiela Denim shorts
    Maison Margiela's stiffened denim shorts can be worn two ways - fully fastened for a higher rise, or folded down for a more nonchalant look. Try styling this pair with a classic T-shirt and sandals.
  • Agnona Layered double-faced wool-crepe shorts
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    Agnona Layered double-faced wool-crepe shorts
    Agnona's shorts are constructed from luxurious and light wool-crepe with elegant tulip folds. This pair is neatly pressed at back to give the illusion of a lifted derriere. Tuck in your top to show off the sculpted waistband.
  • Tory Burch Marit striped cotton-blend shorts
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    Tory Burch Marit striped cotton-blend shorts
    Striped vertically on the front and horizontally on the back, Tory Burch's 'Marit' shorts are neatly tailored from breathable cotton. Wear yours with a white shirt and flats.
  • Proenza Schouler Stretch-wool culottes
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    Proenza Schouler Stretch-wool culottes
    Proenza Schouler's pristine culottes are a key style for the upcoming season. Made from luxe stretch-wool, this flattering pair is a versatile choice for any occasion. Wear yours with a fluid top to complement the voluminous silhouette.
  • MiH Jeans The London Boy Slouch dobby denim shorts
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    MiH Jeans The London Boy Slouch dobby denim shorts
    MiH Jeans' 'The London Boy Slouch' shorts have a loose, comfortable fit without being too baggy. They're crafted from white denim with a cool dobby finish. Style them with sneakers or sandals.
  • Zeus+Dione Soyda silk crepe de chine shorts
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    Zeus+Dione Soyda silk crepe de chine shorts
    Zeus+Dione's shorts are handcrafted from silk crepe de chine spun in Soufli, Greece - it is considered to be some of the best quality in the world and its production in the area dates back to the Byzantine period. The loose fit of this pair is tempered by graphic color-blocking that slims the hips.
  • Bottega Veneta Pleated cotton and linen-blend shorts
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    Bottega Veneta Pleated cotton and linen-blend shorts
    Bottega Veneta's mushroom shorts are in line with this season's safari-inspired mood. Crafted from cotton and linen-blend, this pleated pair is cut for a flattering high-rise fit. Wear yours with a tucked-in shirt and sandals.
  • Isabel Marant Verna stretch cotton and linen-blend shorts
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    Isabel Marant Verna stretch cotton and linen-blend shorts
    Isabel Marant's cotton and linen-blend 'Verna' shorts are blended with a hint of stretch for a comfortable fit. This flattering high-rise pair is detailed with oversized patch pockets and an adjustable belt to define your waist. Channel the Spring '15 runway look by teaming them with a snug sweater.
  • Elizabeth and James Presli crepe culottes
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    Elizabeth and James Presli crepe culottes
    Work Elizabeth and James' on-trend 'Presli' culottes into your workweek style script. This white pair is a modern daytime pick that easily transitions into evening. They are cut with a high-rise waist and slant pockets, falling to a wide-leg silhouette. Balance proportions by pairing yours with a cropped top.
  • The Row Phene shantung culottes
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    The Row Phene shantung culottes
    The Row's cream 'Phene' culottes are effortlessly sophisticated. Crafted in the USA from soft shantung, they have a fluid silhouette that works with both flats and heels. Wear yours with a tonal top.
  • R13 Layered distressed denim shorts
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    R13 Layered distressed denim shorts
    R13's white denim shorts are designed for a layered look. This loose-fitting pair has distressed, frayed trims and a flattering mid rise. Team yours with a slouchy tee and slides.
  • Balmain High-rise stretch-knit shorts
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    Balmain High-rise stretch-knit shorts
    Balmain's stretch-knit shorts are cut to sit high on the waist to create the appearance of longer, leaner legs. We'll be wearing this close-fitting runway pair with a tonal vest and sandals.
  • Dolce & Gabbana Printed silk-satin shorts
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    Dolce & Gabbana Printed silk-satin shorts
    Dolce & Gabbana's silk-satin shorts are decorated with colorful fan motifs, referencing the Resort '15 collection's flamenco theme. Keep the vibrant print in focus with a simple white shirt.
  • Missoni Crochet-knit shorts
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    Missoni Crochet-knit shorts
    Missoni's zigzag crochet-knit is one of the brand's original patterns. Side slits make these shorts super comfortable and easy to wear. Ground this colorful style with a black camisole.
  • Moschino Cheap and Chic Grosgrain-trimmed cotton-blend shorts
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    Moschino Cheap and Chic Grosgrain-trimmed cotton-blend shorts
    Moschino Cheap and Chic's white cotton-blend shorts are playful and feminine. This pair has a flattering high rise, welt pockets and scalloped grosgrain trims.
  • Joseph Dean stretch-cotton shorts
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    Joseph Dean stretch-cotton shorts
    Joseph's loosely tailored 'Dean' shorts have adjustable waist tabs for a secure fit. This classic beige pair is blended with a hint of stretch for comfort, and has pressed pleats that emphasize the longer length. Wear yours on with a T-shirt and sandals.
  • Helmut Lang Stretch-crepe shorts
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    Helmut Lang Stretch-crepe shorts
    Helmut Lang's polished, minimalist approach to design manifests itself in these black shorts. Made from stretch-crepe, this light and airy pair has a boyish, elongated cut. The prominent front creases are reminiscent of tailored suiting, making them perfect for the office or post-six plans.
  • BLK DNM Lace-up leather shorts
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    BLK DNM Lace-up leather shorts
    Give off-duty wardrobes an edgy touch with BLK DNM's leather shorts. This thigh-high pair has silver hardware, zipped pockets and moto-inspired lace-up sides. Wear yours with a basic tee and sandals.
  • Paul & Joe Kelcalme belted cotton-blend shorts
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    Paul & Joe Kelcalme belted cotton-blend shorts
    Paul & Joe's 'Kelcalme' shorts are ideal for music festivals or hot summer days in the city. Made in France from a mid-weight cotton-blend, this loose-fitting design has front and back patch pockets and a detachable belt for flattering definition at the waist. Wear yours with a shirt and sandals.
  • Tibi Pleated leather culottes
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    Tibi Pleated leather culottes
    Tibi's black leather culottes are shaped by front pleats and are fully lined in smooth cotton. We like them teamed with simple separates - try yours with a tonal blouse.
  • T by Alexander Wang Stretch-silk twill shorts
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    T by Alexander Wang Stretch-silk twill shorts
    T by Alexander Wang's athletics-inspired shorts are cut from soft stretch-silk twill. This mid-rise black pair has an elasticated waistband for a comfortable fit and cotton-poplin side inserts for flexibility. Pull yours on with sneakers and a sweatshirt.
  • REDValentino Metallic leather shorts
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    REDValentino Metallic leather shorts
    Statement-making but easy to wear, REDValentino's loose shorts are crafted from rose-gold leather. This metallic pair has a flexible elasticated waistband that allows you to wear them high on the hips or slung low.
  • LemLem Lelaga striped cotton-blend gauze shorts
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    LemLem Lelaga striped cotton-blend gauze shorts
    Hand-sewn in Ethiopia, LemLem's 'Lelaga' shorts are cut from a breathable cotton-blend. The pastel-hued stripes are inspired by Art Deco seaside resorts. Style yours with sandals.
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