Style Guide: 10 Pairs of Summery Shorts

I hope all of you liked my chic summer sandal guide last week. I’ve been having a lot of fun searching for my favorite styles of summer clothing lately, and today I’m sharing 10 chic pairs of shorts that will make you want to start shopping ASAP. Personally, I always like to invest in a pair of ladylike shorts, a pair of denim cutoffs, and a pair of white shorts each summer. And there are several versions of these styles to choose from below.

Take a peek at my summery shorts style guide, and let me know which pair is your favorite…
Style Guide: 10 Pairs of Summery Shorts

1. Soft mint chino shorts, J. Crew, $45
2. Printed denim shorts, Rag & Bone Jean, $107.80
3. Scalloped linen shorts, MiH Jeas, $189
4. High waist distressed denim shorts, Current/Elliott, $178
5. Crepe-jacquard shorts, Isabel Marant, $410
6. Distressed denim shorts, LC Lauren Conrad, $30.80
7. Lace shorts, LC Lauren Conrad, $28.80
8. Velocity high wasited short, Tibi, $265
9. Polka-dot distressed denim shorts, LC Lauren Conrad, $30.80
10. Pink jacquard shorts, J. Crew, $168


Like I said before, I would recommend investing in three different types of shorts this season. First, find a pair of trusty denim cut-offs that fit you perfectly. I like my cut-off to hit at an appropriate length (like the Current/Elliott pair above) so that I can wear them at the beach and out to a restaurant for lunch. The next pair I like to have in my summer arsenal are tailored ladylike shorts. I’ve been seeing a lot of ladylike silk shorts lately, like the pink metallic jacquard pair from J. Crew above. The best part about this style of shorts is that they are nice enough to wear out to dinner when paired with a nice top and wedges. You can also make them the focal point of your outfit by choosing a patterned pair. Lastly, white shorts are a summer style essential. Throw them on with any top—even a plain white tee for a white-on-white look. Bonus: They look great with a tan.

What would you like me to feature in my next style guide?

Click the links under the image to shop for your favorite styles!

XO Lauren

Categories: Lauren Conrad, Style Guide, Wear
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  • Ashley

    I love shorts. They can be dressed up or down and they come in so many styles! Of the ones you chose above, I like 1,3,6, and 7 best!

  • Rachel

    Love number 8. So cute!!


  • Sarah

    #5 is definitely my favorite! I adore that pattern! I’d love to see a post on maxi dress ideas if there isn’t already one up?

  • Monica_in_Heels

    I love love love #1 and #2

  • Marie

    Love the polka dots – wonder if I can get them here . . . in Newfoundland

  • Jade Wright

    Loving the distressed denim shorts. Not badly priced either <3

  • Ireeniee


  • IrvineCoveLBC

    those #2 shorts are at Urban Outfitters too for around 49.00! LOVE

  • Ashley Rizzardo

    I love the mint pair and the scalloped pair. So cute!

  • Lily Birch

    Your shorts and jeans have such a great fit!

  • debora f

    I love pastel shorts

  • Hannah Benke

    I don’t have that kind of money for shorts!! I get mine at a thrift store on half price day and then dye or paint them! :)

  • Harmony

    How about a summer style guide for wearing tanks that cover up the girls for busty girls like me
    These are all great choices!

  • Kelby Peachey

    Luckily I love the jeans that are part of the LC Lauren Conrad collection. Phew! That helps my budget. :)


  • Kelly Lynne

    Jean shorts are always a favorite of mine, but I love the lace shorts! I definitely need a pair of those in my life. Also, I love anything chino, especially shorts.

  • Maddy

    1,3,9, and 10!

  • Heather

    I think the mint shorts are my favorite because they are so fresh and fun, and they could be dressed up, too. Coming in close second is the lace shorts; they’re so different than any other shorts I have, but I love them!

  • Shauna McGuinness

    Please do a style guide on crop tops! I want one so bad but I’m not sure which to get to flatter be. It would be a huge help. I want to eear them with high waist skirts or shirts, a bustier one I don’t want to show my belly. Love you Lauren xox

  • Amelia Rose

    I’m loving the lace shorts! It’s a perk that they are white!

    I’d like to see a style guide for curvy women, or just plain ol’ plus size women!

  • Raven Locks

    Those lace shorts from your collection are the prettiest here. I’m also loving the pink jacquard shorts from J. Crew.

    xo Azu

  • photosbyjaana

    I’d love a feature on summer accessories!

  • Kelly Limon

    Thank you for featuring cute and classy shorts! I’ve seen too many girls walking around with little booty shorts; thinking it’s cute showing some butt cheek! :-/ 1,3,6 & 8 are so cute!!

  • katliz

    In the nest style guide, can we do summer dresses?? I love wearing dresses, but I end up buying the same types of dresses and not getting any variety mixed in.

  • katliz

    This style guide was much appreciated! Maybe in the next one, we can cover summer dresses? I love any excuse to wear a dress, but when I go to actually shop for them, I tend to stick within the same colors or same patterns. I need variety!

  • Katelin Absher

    Who would ever want to wear nasty booty shorts!! Hopefully this style guide will help some girls find the perfect short! Good post!!

  • Sofia Alleyne

    I love 2,4,6, or 9 pair of summer shorts!!

  • fashionluver1

    I love the idea of the lady like shorts !!!! Going to need to get some !!!!
    I think it would be awesome if you did a dress one for your next style guide :) shoes for the summer would be another good one too :)

  • Meg

    The lace shorts are so adorable! I can’t wait to buy them…with my new maxi dress!!!

  • Ali

    Love the velocity high waisted shorts!!
    Would love to see more about what sorts to wear to flatter your shape x

  • StarbucksStruck

    Lucky number seven!

  • Jessica K.

    Finally some alternatives to denim! Not enough women wear ladylike shorts in my opinion.

    Check out my blog:

  • Megan Elliott

    OMG, I love all of these!! Yay for shorts season!!

    xo Megan,

  • Kara Bagg

    love the J. Crew shorts!

  • Caleigh Michele

    Would you try doing a blog post for a couple different hair up do’s for summer? it would help a lot with the heat this summer!

  • Nikki

    I love the shorts from jCrew, they are really comfortable and fit nice.

  • fashionkss


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