12 Pairs of Shorts to Help Beat the Heat

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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!

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Tory Burch

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The graphic leafy motif is a must-have.

$175;

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Rebecca Minkoff

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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.

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Rebecca Taylor

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Diamond cut-out embroidery gives these lightweight drawstring shorts a chic touch.

$250;

rebeccataylor.com.

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Alice + Olivia

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Feminine florals done in an impressionist style offer sweet sophistication.

$139;

shopbop.com.

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Club Monaco

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Refresh classic summer eyelet with a periwinkle hue.

$90;

clubmonaco.com.

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Joe Fresh

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Hot pink paisley will add a punch to your summer wardrobe.

$19;

joefresh.com.

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Topshop

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Traditional floral gets an abstract twist with these scalloped shorts.

$64;

topshop.com.

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BCBG Max Azria

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Make a statement with a bold geometric print.

$138;

shopbop.com.

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Zara

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Try a classically cut navy pair with a printed twist.

$40;

zara.com.

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Ella Moss

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Feel the free spirit of the islands with this design.

$98;

ellamoss.com.

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Tory Burch

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Channel your inner bohemian with this hand-dyed indigo pair.

$175;

toryburch.com.

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Splendid

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Wide sailor stripes in green and pink recall one of summer's freshest fruits, watermelon.

$88;

splendid.com.

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