The summer heat is just around the corner, but I know for some it is already here, which is why it’s never to early to start talking about shorts! With all the different styles and lengths, you’re sure to find something that you love and fits your comfort level. I will say this though, don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. You never know, you could fall in love with one of these new styles and make it your summer go-to! Below are some of my favorite trends in shorts that I am seeing this summer.
1. Paperbag Waisted Shorts
We saw this trend blossom in the spring and now it’s time to take it into summer with the shorts version of the paperbag waist. The trick to rocking this look is that it’s all about proportions. When wearing shorts that may have a little more volume, it’s important to have a more form-fitting shirt. Try them patterned or solid!
2. Embellished Hem Shorts
This spring your short’s hems are getting a makeover! I’m seeing hems with either a scalloped design, ruffles, lace and other embellishments. I will admit I’m a huge fan of the scalloped edged shorts. They add the perfect amount of interest to a pair of shorts without being too over the top. They are also perfect for any age and add a fun sophistication to any outfit.
3. Patterned Shorts
I know I don’t have to tell you that stripes are my favorite and I especially love it when I can find them on the perfect pair of shorts! Don’t be afraid of prints! Bright, bold prints are perfect for the summer and they can be paired up with any solid color top. Feel like some pattern mixing? Check out our GYPO’s Quick Guide to Pattern Mixing to help you mix your patterns like a pro. Hint: Avoid awkwardly placed pattern elements by doing a full body assessment of yourself. This will help you avoid those oddly placed flowers 😊
4. Tie Waisted Shorts
I love the simple, carefree look of a tie waisted shorts. Another variation of the tie waisted shorts are the slip on ones. Whichever style you choose, they are comfy and effortless and look great when matched up with the right top and accessories. Summer is all about looking stylish with very little effort because, well, it’s summer, the sun’s out and you don’t want anything that’s going to be too hot and constricting.