Your Guide To The Best Summer Shorts

There’s far more to shorts than the humble cutoff. In fact, this seasonal mainstay now has a decidedly sophisticated appeal, thanks to designers like Isabel Marant and Rachel Zoe, who showed embroidered and leather versions on the runway for S/S 13. While their abbreviated cut and laid-back feel make them an integral part of any warm-weather look, shorts are also versatile enough for everything from backyard barbeques to al fresco cocktail soirees, thanks to all the chic styles on the market. We think it’s high time you add a pair--or three!--to your closet, so click through our slideshow and shop our favorite of-the-moment shorts now.