The short story

by Amanda Bedgood

Summer's must have casual pieces

We've talked a lot about high waisted shorts, but that's not the whole story this summer - the little shorty short is alive and well. Mostly done casual, an easy little pair of elastic waist shorts can be just the way to beat the heat. With new fabrications and new takes on the traditional short and casual short, things are getting uber cute in the world of shorts.

Hemline has a cool pair begging for funky gladiators, a fitted tank and lots of bracelets. At Brother's on the Boulevard a new line of super pretty and totally fun shorts in every variety of color are made for knocking around with some panache in your sneakers. The gals over at Civilian Style are killing it with these simple chambray shorts with white trim that beg for the boho treatment and a flower crown.