With stylish stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Kourtney Kardashian, and Solange Knowles famously rocking chic shorts on the red carpet and beyond, it looks like sophisticated shorts are having their moment in the sun. When worn with a sheer little top or light cardigan, a pair of semi-fancy shorts can actually be a great alternative to your go-to dresses and skirts—and will continue to be a closet MVP well into the fall months. So, take a gander at our picks of the top-six shorts you’ll want to invest in now, and get ready for some serious A-list outfits to follow.
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Sophomore Tie Dye Drawstring Shorts, $135, available at Opening Ceremony, 451 North La Cienega Boulevard (at Rosewood Avenue); 310-652-1120.
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A.P.C. Cotton Shorts, $180, available at Net-A-Porter and A.P.C., 619 North Croft Avenue (at Melrose Avenue); 323-297-0414.
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Lucca Couture Scallop Short, $49, available at Urban Outfitters, 1520 North Cahuenga Boulevard (at Sunset Boulevard); 323-555-1212.
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Parker Pleated Shorts, $165, available at Barney's New York, 9600 Wilshire Boulevard (between South Rodeo and South El Camino Drive); 310-275-4211.
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Coral Cove Suede Shorts, $198, available at Madewell, 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Century Park East); 310- 772-0428.