News 12 Pairs of Shorts to Help Beat the Heat By Jennifer Davis Jennifer Davis Twitter Jennifer Davis is a writer, editor, and content strategist living in Atlanta. She was previously the Associate Editor for InStyle, and is currently working as a Digital Content Manager at Cox Business. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on July 12, 2013 @ 11:45AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Courtesy In the sweltering months of summer, shorts are a must-have. There are plenty of versatile styles that can easily be dressed up or down, which is why we rounded up 12 pairs in a variety of hues, patterns, and styles to satisfy your every shorts need. Click to see our picks now -- keep cool, ladies! [wrn_button url="https://www.instyle.com/instyle/package/general/photos/0,,20689922_20716718_21360884,00.html" text="see the photos" title="see the photos"] MORE:Win a Pair of Madewell Jeans!18 Dresses to Wear to a Summer WeddingCover-ups to Take You From Beach to Cocktails 01 of 12 Tory Burch Courtesy The graphic leafy motif is a must-have. $175; toryburch.com. 02 of 12 Rebecca Minkoff Courtesy Part of her new denim line, these cornflower printed shorts not only look good, they'll make you feel good, too. For every pair bought, a child will receive 20 meals through No Kid Hungry. 03 of 12 Rebecca Taylor Courtesy Diamond cut-out embroidery gives these lightweight drawstring shorts a chic touch. $250; rebeccataylor.com. 04 of 12 Alice + Olivia Courtesy Feminine florals done in an impressionist style offer sweet sophistication. $139; shopbop.com. 05 of 12 Club Monaco Courtesy Refresh classic summer eyelet with a periwinkle hue. $90; clubmonaco.com. 06 of 12 Joe Fresh Courtesy Hot pink paisley will add a punch to your summer wardrobe. $19; joefresh.com. 07 of 12 Topshop Courtesy Traditional floral gets an abstract twist with these scalloped shorts. $64; topshop.com. 08 of 12 BCBG Max Azria Courtesy Make a statement with a bold geometric print. $138; shopbop.com. 09 of 12 Zara Courtesy Try a classically cut navy pair with a printed twist. $40; zara.com. 10 of 12 Ella Moss Courtesy Feel the free spirit of the islands with this design. $98; ellamoss.com. 11 of 12 Tory Burch Courtesy Channel your inner bohemian with this hand-dyed indigo pair. $175; toryburch.com. 12 of 12 Splendid Courtesy Wide sailor stripes in green and pink recall one of summer's freshest fruits, watermelon. $88; splendid.com.