Want to leave a smoldering hot impression this summer with an easy-to-wear look? Look no further than our round-up of the boldest statement shorts, complete with prints, texture, shine and embellishment. We loved the embellished shorts on runways like Balmain Spring/Summer 2012, and the best part is- we’ve got affordable versions right here for you to shop.
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Don’t ask us to choose between sequins, studs, floral prints, lace and embellishment-we simply couldn’t! Luckily, these gorgeous gam-baring shorts will appeal to the eye with all the aforementioned qualities we love in a good short. Turn to the season’s huge sea-inspired trend with shimmering shades of blue, green and silver with our scale-inspired Topshop pair or these pretty-as-pearls silvery French Connection pair. If you’re more of a romantic at heart, these H&M black lace shorts are scalloped and right on trend. Studs add a rough edge to these classic white Satine jean shorts, while we are in our floral glory with these Juicy Couture shorts in summer’s tropical print trend.
How To Wear
The embellishment does all the thinking for these statement shorts, so you can easily inject them into your look. Pair metallic styles with a sheer black or white blouse, beachy waves and gold nails, or add bright-hued ankle strap heels and a soft white scoopneck tee to the lace pair for a boy-meets-girl look. Mix it up in mixed prints with a stripe or dainty dot patterned top and the floral pair, while the studs are best matched with a cool denim or chambray button-front top and sandals. Which are your favourite statement shorts?
Shop The Look: Satine Studded Shorts, $340, Farfetch
Shop The Look: Mimosa Mist Mini Shorts, $158, French Connection
Shop The Look: Shorts, $35, H&M
Shop The Look: Mermaid Sequin Shorts, $120, Topshop
Shop The Look: Juicy Couture Maui Floral Shorts, $185, Stylebop