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17 Sporty Shorts & Sweatshorts To Wear This Summer

This style is for the anti-jorts crowd.

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Now that the weather is warming up, your go-to sweatsuit might feel a bit too stuffy for quarantine. So our stylish solution is wearing sporty shorts, or better yet, sweatshorts all summer long.

Not only are they a comfortable alternative to your favorite denim cutoffs, but they come in a variety of styles, from leopard-printed mesh to cozy terry cloth, so you're bound to find a pair that suits your aesthetic. And while certain cities across the country are lifting lockdown restrictions, you can still sport these shorts in public, as well, like Telfar and Converse’s retro ‘70s-inspired basketball shorts, which are bound to sell out sooner rather than later, and Mayfair’s bright pink sweatshorts to give you that extra reminder that it’s o.k. to be emotional. Or, if you'd rather DIY a new pair of shorts, there's an easy trick to that, too. All you'll need are sweatpants and a pair of scissors.

Below, we picked out our favorite pairs of sporty shorts for you to stock up on this summer.

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