The summer brings us many options in terms of bottoms, whether it’s a cool pair of knee-length culottes or an asymmetrical pleated midi skirt. However, sometimes the weather is just too damn hot to want to wear anything at all. That’s when we pay a visit to our old friend, the short shorts. The weather is scorching outside, so why not show a little leg and keep cool at the same time?
We rounded up 16 of the cutest mini shorts to snatch up now before the days of summer are long gone. These aren’t your typical denim cutoffs, either—from ruffles and scalloping to wild animal prints, these styles can effortlessly take you from day to night, and are far from basic.
If you’re anything like us, you’re probably already starting to save up for your fall wardrobe. With that in mind, we made sure that each pair will cost you less than 50 bucks, so you can treat yourself to a guilt-free addition to your summer wardrobe. Not to mention, you can always pair these with tights or knee-high socks and wear them well into the fall.
Click through the gallery below to check out our picks.