23 Pairs Of Stand-Out Summer Shorts

It's official: With the gray and miserable days of March behind us, we can finally put a little leg reveal back on the dress-up menu. Yep, pack up that parka (even if it snows...do it!), and make room in your closet for a few pairs of pretty spring-summer shorts instead. And this season, they sure aren't one size fits all. From lace and denim to pleats and prints, a smattering of shorts are showing up on everyone's must-have list, from Madewell and Urban Outfitters to Proenza Schouler and DvF. And whether you like 'em thigh-high or demurely down to the knee, this shorts roundup will definitely get you in the mood for spring.
Sailor Shorts
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Above, from left: Forever 21 Linen-Blend Sailor Shorts, $13.80, available at Forever 21; Juicy Couture Linen Sailor Shorts, $130, available at Net-A-Porter; Opening Ceremony Sailor Shorts, $265, available at Opening Ceremony.
Bright-Colored Shorts
Above, from left: ASOS Workwear City Shorts, $44.83, available at ASOS; Topshop Electric Blue Matelot Shorts, $66, available at Topshop; Theory Lynie Shorts, $140, available at Theory; J. Crew Bow-Tie Shorts, $88, available at J. Crew.
Classic Cuffed Shorts
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Above, from left: Gap Cuffed Shorts, $39.95, available at Gap; Alice + Olivia Cuffed High-Waist Shorts, $198, available at Alice + Olivia; Madewell Coaster Cuffed Cargo Shorts, $69.50, available at Madewell; Tommy Pleated Cuff Shorts, $54, available at Tommy Hilfiger.
Printed Shorts
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Above, from left: Rachel Rachel Roy Printed Shorts, $79, available 4/29 at Rachel Roy; BCBGeneration High-Waisted Linen Shorts, $78, available at BCBG Max Azria; Topshop Multi-Flroal Scallop Hem Shorts, $75, available at Topshop; Diane von Furstenberg Miggy Shorts In Twiggs, $135, available at Diane von Furstenberg; Forever 21 Tribal Cuffed Short, $15.80, available at Forever 21; Dusen Dusen High-Waisted Shorts, $164, available at Urban Outfitters.
Denim Shorts
Above, from left: Rag & Bone Hampton Shorts, $125, available at Rag & Bone; Quiksilver QSW Sirocco Shorts, $68, available at Quiksilver; Sandro High-Waisted Denim Shorts, $255, available at Net-A-Porter; KUT From The Kloth Denim Boyfriend Shorts, $49, available at Nordstrom .
Snazzy Shorts
Above, from left: Diane von Furstenberg Beaded Silk and Lace Shorts, $285, available at Net-A-Porter; Madewell Goldshadow Shorts, $98, available at Madewell; Proenza Schouler Tweed Button Shorts, $690, available at Ssense.
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