The 5 Types of Shorts Everyone Should Have in Their Closets

Your summertime staples.

Street Style: September 21 - Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019
(Image credit: Christian Vierig)

Shorts have high fashion's seal of approval. From the short suits at Max Mara to the paperbag waist shorts at Valentino, the proof is in the pudding that these versatile bottoms are not only the building blocks to one's wardrobe, but are also trendy when designed with the right elements. (Personally, I'm a big fan of the Bermuda shorts trend dominating spring/summer 2020!). With so many different short styles to choose from this season, I'm here to break down the various categories and offer some styling tips on how to wear them. Some, like your classic denim cutoffs, are relatively easy to style while others like a paperbag waist takes some mixing and matching for the right feel. Trade in your summer dresses and skirts for the cute shorts ahead.

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Shelby Comroe

Shelby Comroe is the Credits Editor and Fashion Assistant at Marie Claire covering all things fashion and giving credit where credit is due. Check her out @shelbycomroe on Instagram if buying designer handbags is your idea of a retirement plan!