8 New Trends That'll Bring Back Your Love Of Shorts

Shorts season is as controversial as the Mac vs. PC debate — you either love them or hate them. We get why people choose a Mac over a PC, but when it comes to choosing shorts over pants, our reasons aren't quite so black and white. For one, there's the issue of length (there's nothing more uncomfortable than too-short shorts) and let’s not even get into the lack of options (it’s time to move beyond cut-offs).
Fortunately, after scouring every site from Mango to Shopbop, we discovered something: shorts aren’t half bad anymore. All of a sudden, there’s endless variety: quilted shorts, skorts, Bermudas, and more.
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Before suffering through another summer in pants, take a peak at what this year’s selection of shorts has to offer. Ahead, we’ve rounded up the best shorts trends of 2019. Let the year of the short commence.
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Photo Courtesy of Ganni.
Quilted Shorts
Quilting your shorts adds just the right amount of warmth for those chilly days when nothing's more confusing than figuring out what to wear.
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Photo Courtesy of Veda.
Leather Shorts
Leather pants made one hell of a comeback this year, so it’s no surprise that we've been spotting shorter versions since the first day of spring.
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Photo Courtesy of Sandy Liang.
Skorts
Skorts haven't always gotten the best rep, but why? They offer all the benefits of shorts, with a skirt-like formality. Add in that they bring back the feeling of being a tween again and you've got yourself a sartorial choice to be reckoned with.
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Photo Courtesy of Shopbop.
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Pedal Pushers
If you've grasped onto the Bermuda shorts comeback, then you'll love these 50s-inspired bottoms.
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Photo Courtesy of Maryam Nassir Zadeh.
Patterned Bike Shorts
Black bike shorts? Eh. We're taking this trend to the next level with patterns like animal print or gingham.
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Photo Courtesy of Target.
Utility Shorts
We're already frequenting utility jumpsuits, jackets, boots and more — why not embrace utility shorts too?
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Photo Courtesy of Need Supply.
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Photo Courtesy of Jaw X Jaw Shop.
Swim Trunks
We're stealing these bad boys straight off a Nantucket pier, but instead of pairing our pastel-colored swim trunks with boat shoes and tanks, we're dressing them up in strappy sandals and an oversized button-down. Ships ahoy!
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Photo Courtesy of Happy Socks.
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Pleated Shorts
Reminiscent of Julia Roberts' poolside look at the Beverly Wilshire in Pretty Woman, these structured Bermuda shorts are making a serious comeback.
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Photo Courtesy of Eloquii.
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