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From board shorts to daisy dukes and everywhere in between, shorts are the go-to garment for spring and summer. The trend this season is all about enhancing casual shorts with luxe fabrics and ornate embellishments. Here are 6 on-trend looks you need in your closet!

Leather: Although they may not be your first pick during a heatwave, leather shorts continue to be one of top trends for spring and summer. Leather (real or faux) will make any shorts look chic and refined, and in a classic black you can wear them with anything. If you’re not into all-over leather, try incorporating it as an accent instead.

leather shorts

Lace: Delicate lace shorts are so pretty and feminine, it’s hard not to fall in love! Shorts in layered or ruffled lace are the trend to try this season.

lace shorts

Metallic: Shine from day to night in dazzling metallic shorts. Shorts sewn in metallic fabric is unexpected and demands attention! Pair shimmering shorts with a simple, neutral top for a charming everyday look.


Tie Dye: DIY dye your fabric or shorts to create a bold, bright, one-of-a-kind design. Opt for vibrant hues such as neons and vivid pastels for a fun summery vibe.

tie die shorts

Embellishments: Abstract and asymmetrical embellishments add intrigue to a simple style. Add studs to a pocket, sew one section in a contrasting fabric… get creative!

embell. shorts

Embroidery: Embroidered fabric provides embellishment that’s slightly more subdued than studs or sequins. Go for a pretty floral pattern, colorful tribal print, or even embroider your own designs.

embroidered shorts

We hope you’ll be inspired by the chic styles above when it comes to designing and creating your own shorts. So pick out a favorite pattern, do a little fabric shopping, and get a head start on your summer sewing!


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