See Ya, Short Shorts—Here’s What’s Taking Over for Summer 2020

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It’s an interesting time in fashion. Leggings and tie-dye sweatsuits have unexpectedly become mainstays in our wardrobe, but a new season is upon us. This summer, we're gladly trading in our over-worn athleisure for the newest (comfiest) trend: knee-grazing shorts. Now, we’re not saying to burn your short shorts just yet, but we’re definitely welcoming longer, stretchier and more voluminous options into our lives. Here are five styles we're ushering into our WFH lineup.

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1. Chinos

Throw these on and you'll immediately feel put together for happy hour on the porch.

Get the look: J.Crew Factory ($50; $15); Vince Camuto ($99; $59); Vince ($175)

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2. Leather

Leather might not be the most conventional summer fabric, but that's exactly why we like it. Plus, it adds a bit of edge to all your backyard tie-dyed T-shirts.

Get the look: Mango ($60); Nanushka ($395; $237); Munthe ($450)

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3. Bermuda

Denim shorts, sans the permanent Daisy Duke wedgie (bless you, Bermudas).

Get the look: Kut from the Kloth ($69; $48); 7 For All Mankind ($99); Rag & Bone ($225)

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4. Bike Shorts

Last year, we warmed up to bike shorts. This year, we just don't see how we could quarantine without them. They're the summer version of leggings, and who doesn’t want to wear spandex at all times?

Get the look: Girlfriend Collective ($48); Zella ($49); Tory Sport ($68)

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5. Paper Bag Waist

Flattering, forgiving and most importantly, comfortable.

Get the look: Madewell ($72; $48); STS Blue ($49); Chelsea28 ($79)

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