Admit it: You've been hunting high and low for a pair of shorts that don't make you feel like you're trying to recapture your college days. Us, too. Shorts, in general, are a slippery style slope, and unless you have really great gams, they pose lots of pitfalls for the sartorially minded. But alas, they are one of our summer obsessions, so, in the hopes of being an equal opportunity shorts provider, we've assembled a list of 25 pairs of chic shorts—options that can go from office-friendly to scandalously scanty, depending on your size, mood, and activity. And starting at just $17 (in fact, most of these picks ring in under $100), you can put some of that extra dough toward a few more yoga classes, or better yet, do like us and take the stairs. Your legs will love you.
Above, from left: Acne Sensational Loose Silk Shorts, $123, available at Browns; Bullhead Fray Indigo Short, $29.50, available at Pacsun; Shelly Steffee Tuxedo Short, $360, available at Refinery29 Shops; Zucca Tahiti Print Shorts, $357, available at Creatures of Comfort; Kimchi Blue Tap Short, $48, available at Urban Outfitters.