With the advent of hot weather comes the inevitability of many things. Girls in skirts, beers on the patio and lots of time at the beach. It also means you get to bust those shorts out from deep down in the depths of your storage and work on your serious leg tan. I’ve got my top five picks for you to rock out in this summer to keep and make you look ultra cool.
Number Five: J. Crew Gingham Club Short
Represent a serious vintage vibe this summer with these slightly patterned, bermuda style shorts from J. Crew. Take them from day to night by putting a light weight blazer over your outfit and you’re ready to take on the town. $62.50 from J. Crew.
Number Four: Abercrombie & Fitch South Notch Shorts
Don’t be afraid of the white short – I repeat, do not be afraid. While you may not be inclined to don white shorts, think about this – they go with everything. $68 from Abercrombie & Fitch.
Number Three: Gap Classic Flat Front Shorts
Simple, classic and no fuss – just what you need from shorts this summer. Need I say anymore? $39.95 from Gap.
Number Two: Billabong Farley Short
I love a great patterned short – but if you’re worried about how to wear them, remember to keep the rest of your outfit simple. These Farley shorts are great because they have a hint of pattern, but aren’t too overwhelming if you aren’t feeling daring enough. $54.50 from Billabong.
Number One: L.L. Bean Summer Weekend Shorts in Seersucker
Why are these shorts number one? Because they combine everything from the previous four shorts – a light color, a simple pattern and a classic design. Pretty much the perfect summer short. $34.50 from L.L. Bean.