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If you only associate shorts with your hot yoga attire, you’re missing out on one of the season’s fashion looks. These days, shorts outfits are showing up everywhere looking cool, comfy and not-at-all tomboy. Check out these tips for how to wear shorts--and 21 pairs to try on.

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Tuck into the High-Waisted

High-waisted pants are having a moment, so it’s no surprise shorts are following suit. When you tuck a top into them, you’re making your legs look longer and your waist appear smaller. (Win-win.)

Get the look: Banana Republic ($38); Samantha Pleet ($127); Chloe ($795)

RELATED: How to Wear This Season’s High-Waisted Pants

Wear A Matching Ensemble

There’s something about a top-and-bottom set that says #girlboss in a tasteful way.

Get the look: Serena & Lily ($62); The Odells ($148); DVF ($248)

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Buy Them A Little Loose

Here’s the secret to making your legs look a little leaner and longer: wear one size larger than the correct--and probably figure-hugging--size. They’re comfier, too. Your thighs will thank you.

Get the look: J. Crew ($70); Sacai ($149); ); ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo ($225)

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Embrace the Lace

With lace bits on them, shorts are halfway to being a sundress. So pair them with a simple t-shirt and sandals to affect that “Oh I just threw these on” insouciance.

Get the look: H & M ($25)); Elevenses ($118); Theory ($255)

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Choose the Right Print

We love, love, love printed shorts—but they can look all midway sideshow if you’re not careful. Ikat, floral or animal print, pair them with a simple top and a minimalist tote or clutch purse for extra panache that's not de trop.

Get the look: Tommy Hilfiger ($40); Draper James ($175); Alice & Olivia ($370)

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Look for an Interesting Hem

Scalloped, ruffled, embroidered: Fancy-hemmed shorts are the new slipdress.

Get the look: H & M ($30); Madewell ($60); Paloma Blue ($200)

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Tie Waists = Instant Outfit

Basically when you don a pair of shorts with a self-belt (we’re especially partial to the ones long enough to tie in a bow), you don’t need any jewelry since you’re already accessorized.

Get the look: Splendid ($70); Club Monaco ($149); Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini ($420)

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