SHORT STORY | Get Inspired for Summer With These 4 Sweet Looks

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I've been walking 10,000 steps every day for the past 3 days. Sure, it's not that impressive. I mean, it's early days here. But I'm on a mission and I'm wishin' someone would cure my shortless condition. It's way too cold to wear shorts right now but I know that just around the corner, the sun will heat up our days and stay that way. And so I'm walking to get my legs in shape for all of the sweet shorts hitting stores now. From printed and pop bright, to classic nautical stripes to super cool culottes, there are so many shorts I'm hoping to pick up for the hot days ahead.

While finding great shorts is a battle in and of itself, requiring several changeroom visits to find a pair that fits you right, it's what you pair them with that really matters. Oh nuh-uh-uh, put away that plain old tee, if you please. Sure you can go for the basic and l'm sure you'll look cute. But the shorts of this season aren't just meant for weekend walks to the park. While shorts look right at home for super casual outings like aforementioned parks, music festivals and chilling on the patio with friends, shorts work for fancier affairs, too. Heading to a baby or wedding shower? A pair of shorts with a printed blouse and blazer look just perf. Tired of your 9-to-5 wardrobe grind? A pair of cute new culottes will instantly refresh your work look. 

Now back to my walking. After all, I've only hit 4,500 steps today and short season waits for no one. Get your short & sweet outfit inspiration below...

1. Mirrored Aviators, $9.95, H&M | 2. Stitched Fedora, $34.95, GAP | 3. 3-Pack Bracelets, $12.95, H&M | 4. Shorts with Pom-Pom Trim, $19.99, H&M | 5. Lace-Up Gladiators, $43, American Eagle | 6. Kismet Scoop Neck Tank, $22, Bootlegger.

1. Mirrored Aviators, $12, Call It Spring | 2. Embroidered Shorts, $59.95, H&M | 3. Cuff Earrings, $10, ALDO | 4. Fringed Sandal, $65, ALDO | 5. Half-Sleeve Button-Down, $36, American Eagle.

1. Evil Eye Necklace, $14.98, ALDO | 2. Mirrored Sunglasses, $9.95, H&M | 3. Linen Blazer, $98, GAP | 4. Wedges, $70, ALDO | 5. Striped Shorts, $29.99, H&M | 6. Vero Moda Pleated Floral Top, $39, Bootlegger.

1. Pleated Culottes, $59.95, GAP | 2. Gold Ring Stack, $10, ALDO | 3. Sam Edelman Monroe Leather Mule, $165, Hudson's Bay | 4. Crosby Mini Carryall in Grosgrain Leather, $298, Coach | 5. Fitted Boyfriend Oxford Shirt, $54.95, GAP | 6. Gold Choker Necklace, $12, ALDO