How Short Can You Go? Chic Alternatives to Denim Shorts

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Summer Shorts Sexier Than High-Waisted Denim
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How Short Can You Go? Chic Alternatives to Denim Shorts
High-waisted shorts made their mark on '60s style and now they're back like they never left. Sport a style throwback in this embroidered floral pattern with a sleeveless blouse.
Get into the seafarer blues with this sunny sailboat motif. Like basic blue denim shorts, this tailored deep blue pair makes summer style effortless with a white t-shirt or button-up for a chic look.
Throw on a pair of linen cotton shorts for a casual, cool summer look. These geo print shorts are sensationally stylish yet they are as comfy as a pair of pajamas!
Obsess over lace's feminine yet undeniably sexy feel. Featuring crochet lace tiers, this pair stuns and can be dressed up or down depending on the sandal.
Cut-offs are great for street style but just won't cut it in the office. Try a modern color-blocked design that gives sophisticated lines fit for a business call.
Give the floral trend an antiqued feel with this structured silhouette. They're as effortless as denim cutoffs yet ladylike enough to transition from day to night.
Denim is nice, but scalloped shorts are even sweeter! Dress up your lunch date look with a bustier and a rich coral tone for an easy look to beat the heat.
Can't decide if you're in the mood to go all out fem or super structured? There's no need to decide! As long as the sun is shining, you'll have the flair for it in this chic scalloped fit.
Pleats are the instantaneous cute-factor to any item. Dare to be darling in this all-over jacquard print for a day out in the sun.

Denim shorts have long lived in the summer glory. It's redemption time for other short styles to have their moment in the sunlight! Cut-off, high-waisted and only getting shorter as the seasons go by, denim shorts are a no-brainer when the temperature rises. With its various styles voted most popular at music festivals and its '90s grunge feel making a comeback, we can't deny the utility of a good pair of denim shorts.

But, do you ever think to yourself, there's got to be more to style than the everyday favored pick? Indeed, there is! We're here to whisk you away and show you a whole new world of summer shorts to sport. Break out of the denim pack with new takes on this summer's lace and floral trends. Tailoring transcends traditional trousers in the form of fitted shorts both chic and cheery for everyday fun in the sun.

Things have gotten a little 'cheeky' with high-rise denim shorts featuring higher and higher hemlines. We do love short-shorts; however, it's time we set one thing straight. Tailored shorts are sexy, too! Flirty flairs and dainty laces make beach days blush. Pair a high-rise '60s floral fit with cute summer wedges for a vintage feel that'll break hearts on the boardwalk. Satin shorts in a warm summer tone give a classic look able to do just as much damage as a denim pair.

This summer, options for stylish shorts are endless. Feel confident in a pair that stands out from the rest.

Check out our favorite alternatives to the classic denim short.

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