Shorts season is officially upon us, and we couldn’t be more excited. The warmer weather gives us an excellent excuse to break out of the sweatpants/leggings rotation and start showing a little more skin on our daily walks. (Just don’t forget the sunscreen!) Without further ado, here are 18 pairs of easy, breezy shorts for every budget. Just be warned, they might inspire a total wardrobe refresh.
18 Pairs of Shorts Under $150 to Shop Before Summer Officially Starts
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4. agolde Dee Cotton Frayed Denim Shorts
We’re often wary of denim cut-offs for being far too short or looking a little too camp counselor for our taste. But this pair from Agolde has a longer inseam and minimal distressing (save for the raw hem), which makes them feel much easier to incorporate into our grown-up summer wardrobe—just add a T-shirt and a linen blazer.
5. good American The Bermuda Shorts
However, if super short cut-offs really aren’t your thing, you might try a pair of denim Bermuda shorts. Pro tip: Look for a looser fit that hits right above the knee for the most flattering silhouette.
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Available in sizes 00 to 24
9. madewell Linen Pleated Shorts In Gingham Check
We’ve officially entered peak gingham season, but rather than reach for the usual black-and-white checks, why not test out earthier tones? This rusty orange is much more subtle, meaning it’s easier to pair with other prints if you’re looking to mix and match your patterns.
11. wit & Wisdom Ab-solution Retro High-waist Denim Bermuda Shorts
The combination of a longer hem and Wit & Wisdom’s tummy-supporting Ab-Solution technology means you can run after your kids, engage in some backyard sports or work in the garden, without fear of anything shifting out of place.
14. h&m Linen-blend Shorts
Orange might seem like a difficult color to pull off, but if you think of it as a more saturated form of beige, you’ll find it’s not that tricky. Start easy and pair an orange print with white basics before graduating to more colorful options, like a pastel pink blouse, a yellow knit tank or an ombré button-down.