What to look for in a pair of shorts
STICK WITH THE CLASSICS WHEN BUYING SHORTS
“Summer white shorts have a way of making everything else you’re wearing look totally polished—definitely a staple to invest in.”—Sarah Schaeffer, The Uptown Boutique.
REVISIT PAST SHORTS TRENDS
“Biker shorts are back! Though not for everyone, this fashion-forward look was seen gracing the runways of Chanel and Fendi. To avoid looking like you came straight from the gym, look for shorts in black spandex or even a cotton-spandex blend. Pair with a button-up jacket a la Chanel, or top with an asymmetrical top in the same color. Keeping it all monochromatic gives this trend more sophistication.”—Tammy Kirks, Harem & Co.
LOOK FOR LONG SHORTS STYLES
“Long shorts have made a huge comeback, but rather than look outdated, they are sleek and modern. Think of your favorite skinny pant in an above-the-knee version. This versatile option can be worn with blazers, cardigans, tees or crisp shirts. The result is always polished and chic.”—T.K.
KEEP YOUR SILHOUETTES IN CHECK WHEN SHORTS SHOPPING
“Keep things balanced. Biker and Bermuda short trends are back, and if you’re up to rock [them]—again—be sure to balance them out with a billowy tunic top.”—S.S.