10 Pairs of Shorts to Keeping You Looking (and Feeling) Cool

First comes the spring thaw, then come the days that are actually warm enough to show a little skin. And since, after a long winter, your legs could probably use some sun, here are 10 great pairs of shorts to keep your warm-weather style from disappearing to the back of your closet along with that winter coat.

Olebar Brown

Dane Striped Cotton Seersucker Shorts

Whether it’s trousers, a blazer, or a great pair of shorts, seersucker is the official fabric of spring and summer.

$245, mrporter.com

Dolce & Gabbana

Slim-Fit Polka-Dot Stretch-Cotton Twill Shorts

A great way to add a little zip to your warm-weather style.

$595, mrporter.com


Appliqued Cotton-Gabardine Shorts

Of course, if you really want to go for it, how about a roaring tiger? 

$750, matchesfashion.com


Zip-Detailed Gingham Wool-Blend Shorts

Believe it or not, lightweight wool is actually an excellent summer fabric. 

$670, mrporter.com

J. Crew

9″ Short In Sea Creature Print

Bold prints are big this season with both shirts and shorts. (Just don’t wear them together.) 

$75, jcrew.com

Club Monaco

Baxter Chambray Short

Chambray is a stylishly subtle way to add some visual texture to your look. 

$89.50, clubmonaco.com

Saturdays NYC

Gurkha Pleated Shorts

It’s a slightly more fashion forward look, but done right—say, with a loose cropped tee or a boxy short-sleeve button-up—pleated shorts can really amp up your summer style. 

$135, saturdaysnyc.com


Shibui Organic Cotton Shorts

Why not try some shorts that look great and also go easy on the environment?

$65, outerknown.com


Chino Shorts

Sometimes all you need is a something simple.

$29.90, uniqlo.com


Tech Knit Shorts

When you’re looking for an athletic option. 

$125, endclothing.com


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