Sometime around now—as the daily highs begin inching their way to full-on summer—we start scheming ways to wear less. Way less. And while a closet stocked with airy sleeveless blouses and breezy (yet work-appropriate!) sundresses is a given for weekday summer survival, come Saturday, it’s shorts time, baby.
That said—and this part is très importante—cutoff denim and dull khaki chinos are most certainly not the only game in town. Right now we’re loving this summertime essential in fun prints (ikat? Dots? Florals? Check, check, check!) that strike the perfect casual-but-polished note for weekend afternoons and add major oomph to your outfit, and the delicate, lingerie-inspired lace and eyelet versions that impart a dash of the unexpected to your usual night-out look.
Click through the gallery to shop 15 of our favorite patterned, color-blocked and lace shorts.