Show Off Your Legs With These 16 Short Shorts Under $50

Summer styles for all

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. 

Photo courtesy of Urban Outfitters

Kimchi Blue, Whitney Floral Wrap Short, $49, available at Urban Outfitters.

Photo courtesy of Revolve Clothing

Motel, Merick Short, $36, available at Revolve Clothing.

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Forever 21, Contemporary Pleated Shorts, $19.90, available at Forever 21.

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Highbourne, Sugarlips Horizon Shorts, $42, available at Tictail.

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Aritzia, Sage Short, $34.99, available at Aritzia.

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Scrap City LA, Suede Casket Shorts, $45, available at NYLONshop.

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Pixie Market, White Ruffled Shorts, $42, available at Pixie Market.

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Nasty Gal, Mojave Ruffle Shorts, $38, available at Nasty Gal.

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Missguided, Palm Print Short Black, $24.23, available at Missguided.

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Mink Pink, ‘Circle of Life’ Shorts, $29, available at Koshka.

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Mango, Striped Linen-Blend Bermuda Shorts, $22.99, available at Mango.

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Zara, Denim Shorts, $29.99, available at Zara.

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June & Hudson, Scallop Hem Crepe Shorts, $48, available at Nordstrom.

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Boohoo, Boutique Iris Stripe Cross Front Short, $20, available at Boohoo.

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ASOS, Jersey Culotte Shorts in Leopard Print, $25, available at ASOS.

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H&M, Patterned Shorts, $24.99, available at H&M.