How to Wear Summer's Hottest Shorts

shortsshortsShorts are my nemesis. At least I thought they were. Until I started seeing some newer styles and ways to wear them. Shorts aren't just for playing soccer or to wear to bed.

They can be dressy and really fashionable -- like this look (right) from Anthropologie. An over-sized sweater that falls below waist, chunky necklaces, and shorts that fit but aren't skin tight. You could wear this with flip-flops or wedges, even a pair of kitten heels, and it's a very polished way to wear shorts and still look put together.

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Check out some more great ideas on how to wear shorts ....

For a dressy pair of shorts, like these Jennifer Lopez Pleated Crinkle Shorts (on sale $28.60) from Kohl's, you can ....

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... wear with stockings as seen here from Yes Style. You can try different patterns and colors, too. And wearing something on your legs can get those who are shorts-averse (like me) to open up to the idea. And open up your wardrobe.

Besides a loose, flowy sweater as seen in the first image, you can wear a basic pair of shorts with a simple top. I love how neither of these pieces is tight -- the key in looking glam in shorts is keeping it looser. Doesn't mean baggy, just not skin-tight.

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You can also dress up denim shorts, like LC Lauren Conrad Frayed Denim Shorts ($24.99) from Kohl's. White shorts are really hot this season.

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Anthroplogie dressed the white jean shorts up with a gorgeous butterfly style top.

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And if you didn't want to go so dressy, Old Navy put together this great outfit pairing white shorts with a loose striped top. Stripes are just so French to me -- tres chic.

Which look is your favorite?

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Written by Michele Zipp for CafeMom's blog, The Stir.

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