Fashion
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.
  • TOPSHOP Sketch Flower Print Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Sketch Flower Print Shorts
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    Sketch floral print shorts with contrast waistband, belt loops, side pockets and turn-up hem. Total length - 35cm. 100% Polyester. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP Scuba Culottes
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    TOPSHOP Scuba Culottes
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    Fluid culottes in oxblood scuba finish. 88% Polyester, 12% Elastane. Wash with similar colours.
  • Twill Pull On Shorts by Boutique
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    Twill Pull On Shorts by Boutique
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    Pure silk pull-on shorts with a gathered elasticated waist, by Boutique. Made in Britain. 100% Silk. Dry clean only.
  • TOPSHOP PETITE Faux Leather Stitch Detail Shorts
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    TOPSHOP PETITE Faux Leather Stitch Detail Shorts
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    Petite black faux leather shorts with stitch detail and turn up hem. 100% Polyurethane. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Lace Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Lace Shorts
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    Lace shorts with grosgrain waistband and zip fastening. 44% Viscose, 34% Cotton, 22% Polyamide. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Checked Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Checked Shorts
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    Checked shorts with PU piping on waistband. 63% Polyester, 35% Viscose, 2% Elastane. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP PU Quilted Stitch Shorts
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    TOPSHOP PU Quilted Stitch Shorts
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    High-waisted PU shorts in a quilted stitch finish. Features zip fly, patch front pockets and turn-up hem. 100% Polyester. Dry clean only.
  • TOPSHOP PETITE Flower Printed Shorts
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    TOPSHOP PETITE Flower Printed Shorts
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    Petite blue flower print shorts on a burgundy base with fixed waistband. 88% Polyester, 12% Elastane. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Colour-Block Grid Print Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Colour-Block Grid Print Shorts
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    Colour-block grid print shorts with elasticated drawstring waist and two side pockets. 100% Viscose. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Grid Print Turn-Up Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Grid Print Turn-Up Shorts
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    Black and white grid print shorts with turn-up hem and zip fastening. 100% Polyester. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP MOTO Pink Rip Denim Hotpants
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    TOPSHOP MOTO Pink Rip Denim Hotpants
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    MOTO Pink wash denim hotpants with all-over super rip detail. 100% Cotton. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Crochet Hem Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Crochet Hem Shorts
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    White beach shorts with crochet trim hem and elasticated waist.100% Cotton. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Ponte High-Waisted Knicker Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Ponte High-Waisted Knicker Shorts
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    High-waisted super-stretch ponte knicker shorts. 68% Viscose, 28% Polyamide, 4% Elastane. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP Faux Leather Culottes
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    TOPSHOP Faux Leather Culottes
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    Smart tailored faux leather culottes with side pockets, back pocket and zip fly. 100% Polyurethane. Hand wash cold.
  • TOPSHOP MOTO Black Ecru Rosa Shorts
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    TOPSHOP MOTO Black Ecru Rosa Shorts
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    MOTO denim mid-rise shorts with ripped detail and turn-up hem. 100% Cotton. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP Lace Trim Runner Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Lace Trim Runner Shorts
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    Fluid shorts with lace trim detailing in white. 100% Polyester. Wash with similar colours.
  • TOPSHOP TALL Velvet Sequin Shorts
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    TOPSHOP TALL Velvet Sequin Shorts
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    Tall fluid shorts in black velvet with black sequin embellishment. 95% Polyester,5% Elastane. Machine washable.
  • **Low Rise Denim Shorts by Marques'Almeida X Topshop
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    **Low Rise Denim Shorts by Marques'Almeida X Topshop
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    Low rise denim shorts in an indigo wash with frayed hems. By Marques'Almeida X Topshop. 100% Cotton. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP MOTO Vintage Rosa Shorts
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    TOPSHOP MOTO Vintage Rosa Shorts
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    MOTO vintage wash denim mid-rise shorts with turn-up hem detail. 100% Cotton. Machine wash.
  • Silk Flippy Shorts by Boutique
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    Silk Flippy Shorts by Boutique
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    Silk flippy shorts cut with a high-waist and zip fastening to the back. Throw a sweat on top for easy off-duty dressing. By Boutique. Made in Britain. 100% Silk. Dry clean only.
  • Silk Swirly Floral Print Shorts By Boutique
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    Silk Swirly Floral Print Shorts By Boutique
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    Swirly floral print silk twill pull-on shorts with elasticated waist band, by Boutique. Made in Britain. 100% Silk. Dry clean only.
  • TOPSHOP Blueberry Flower Print Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Blueberry Flower Print Shorts
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    Floral print short with zip fly, side pockets and belt loops. 88% Polyester, 12% Elastane. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Wrap Front Runner Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Wrap Front Runner Shorts
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    Crepe shorts with wrap front satin panel. 100% Polyester. Wash with similar colours.
  • TOPSHOP Cape Leaf Print Culottes
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    TOPSHOP Cape Leaf Print Culottes
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    Fluid navy culottes in cape leaf print. 100% Polyester. Wash with similar colours.
  • TOPSHOP Crochet Hem Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Crochet Hem Shorts
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    Beach shorts with white crochet trim hem and elasticated waist. 100% Cotton. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Embellished Beaded Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Embellished Beaded Shorts
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    Embellished bugle beaded shorts with zip fastening.100% Polyester. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Premium Thick Crepe Culottes
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    TOPSHOP Premium Thick Crepe Culottes
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    Premium thick crepe culottes with pleated front and concealed zip fastening to the back. 100% Polyester. Wash with similar colours.
  • TOPSHOP MOTO Bright Blue Rosa Shorts
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    TOPSHOP MOTO Bright Blue Rosa Shorts
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    MOTO bright blue wash denim mid-rise shorts with turn-up hem. 100% Cotton. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP MOTO Ecru Denim Rosa Shorts
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    TOPSHOP MOTO Ecru Denim Rosa Shorts
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    MOTO ecru denim mid-rise shorts with turn-up hem detail. 100% Cotton. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP White Crochet Hem Shorts
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    TOPSHOP White Crochet Hem Shorts
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    White beach shorts with white crochet trim hem. 100% Cotton. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Embellished Sparkle Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Embellished Sparkle Shorts
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    Embellished lurex diamond pattern shorts with zip fastening at side. 100% Polyester. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP PETITE Cape Leaf Culottes
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    TOPSHOP PETITE Cape Leaf Culottes
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    Petite navy fluid culottes in bold cape leaf print with side pockets. 100% Polyester. Machine wash.
  • TOPSHOP Leather-Look Culottes
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    TOPSHOP Leather-Look Culottes
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    Super soft leather look culottes. 100% Polyurethane. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Floral Print Culottes
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    TOPSHOP Floral Print Culottes
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    Floral print culottes in a tailored fluid cut. 100% Polyester. Wash with similar colours.
  • TOPSHOP Palm Embroidered Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Palm Embroidered Shorts
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    White cotton shorts with an elasticated waist and all-over palm tree embroidery. 100% Cotton. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Crochet Fringe Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Crochet Fringe Shorts
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    White crochet shorts with a fringe trim hem and an elasticated waist. 74% Polyester, 21% Cotton, 5% Viscose. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Sequinned Longline Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Sequinned Longline Shorts
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    Sequin longline shorts with elasticated waist. 100% Polyester. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP MOTO Tencel Sporty Culottes
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    TOPSHOP MOTO Tencel Sporty Culottes
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    MOTO Blue tencel sporty culotte shorts with drawstring waist tie detail. 100% Lyocell. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Crepe Culottes
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    TOPSHOP Crepe Culottes
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    Ivory tone crepe culottes tailored in a fluid cut. 100% Polyester. Wash with similar colours.
  • TOPSHOP Premium Satin Culottes
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    TOPSHOP Premium Satin Culottes
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    Premium structured culottes in navy satin. 100% Polyester. Wash with similar colours.
  • TOPSHOP Crochet Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Crochet Shorts
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    Crochet shorts in black with elasticated waist. 100% Cotton. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Washed Seam Panel Runner Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Washed Seam Panel Runner Shorts
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    Washed seam panel runner shorts in acid blue. 100% Cotton. Machine washable.
  • TOPSHOP Animal Print Loungewear Shorts
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    TOPSHOP Animal Print Loungewear Shorts
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    Black and white animal print quilted loungewear shorts. 100% Polyamide. Machine washable.
  • **Paradise Hotel Towelling Shorts by ASHISH X Topshop
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    **Paradise Hotel Towelling Shorts by ASHISH X Topshop
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    Soft cotton towelling shorts in off-white, with 'Paradise Hotel' and palm tree slogan embroidery in gold. Fitted with a drawstring waist and includes side and back pockets. By ASHISH X Topshop. 100% Cotton. Machine washable.
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