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It’s an interesting time in fashion. Minimalism is out and joy-sparking is at an all-time high (thanks, Marie Kondo). And we’re so pleased by the latest maximalist trend on the scene: knee-grazing shorts. Now, we’re not saying to burn your short shorts just yet, but we’re definitely welcoming longer, more voluminous options into our lives. Here are five styles we can’t wait to rock.

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Wear these to work and you won’t get any side-eye from Debbie in accounting.

Get the look: J.Crew ($70); Nic + Zoe ($108); Vince ($165); Jil Sander ($567)

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Bonus points for a matching tweed jacket.

Get the look: 8 by Yoox ($109); 3.1 Phillip Lim ($244); Maje ($265); Balmain ($1,857)

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

Get the look: Wit & Wisdom ($58); NYDJ ($69); Seven7 ($69); Free People ($88)

spandex shorts
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Bike shorts, you’re growing on us. Who doesn’t want to wear spandex at all times?

Get the look: Hue ($21); Zella ($49); Spanx ($68)

tie waist shorts
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Feminine, flattering and most importantly, forgiving (hey, BBQ season is on its way).

Get the look: 7 For All Mankind ($169); Weekend Max Mara ($222); 3.1 Phillip Lim ($295); Three Graces London ($393)

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