Style Trend Summer 2013: Patterned Shorts

1. Merona patterned shorts in red/white - target.com // 2. Kirra High-Rise tribal print shorts - amazon.com // 3. Merona polka dot shorts - target.com // 4. Cotton damask print shorts - maurices.com // 5. Apt 9floral print shorts - kohls.com // 6. J.Crew 3" chino patterned short in Sea horse - jcrew.com // 7. Maurice's Plaid cuffed shorts - maurices.com // 8. Kirra floral print V yoke shorts - amazon.com // 9. Elle damask print shorts in red (on sale for $18) - kohls.com

Last year it was all about solid-colored denim. For 2013, patterned shorts top the list of summer trends in shorts. Classic prints like floral and polka-dot are still widely available, but Aztec patterns in particular are very trendy this summer. I really love these Ikat-print shorts. Designer brands like Burberry and Lilly Pulitzer have well-tailored patterned shorts . However, more affordable stores like Old Navy, Kohl's,  and Target have a nice selection of women's patterned shorts under $20.

There are so many ways to wear the tailored patterned shorts. These semi-dressy cuffed shorts look great casual, but you can also dress them up with a blouse and even a blazer. Here are three ways to wear patterned shorts this summer.

 
Dress It Up: Monsoon lacy top / Printed shorts / Madden Girl wedge sandals / MICHAEL Michael Kors / Bracelet jewelry / GUESS Wrap 'N' Roll white leather wrap watch / Burberry cat eye sunglasses  //  Layout by Krisztina Williams / powered by Polyvore / click for image sources


Dress It Down: Rebecca Taylor / Ermanno Scervino jean shorts / DV by Dolce Vita women's gladiator sandals / Nine West handbag / NAKAMOL fringe necklace  //  Layout by Kriszitna Williams / powered by Polyvore / click for image sources


Play with Patterns: Jaeger breton top, $92 / J.Crew polka dot shorts / Wallis white T-strap sandals  / Kelly & Katie straw handbag / Witchery round sunglasses, $39 //  Layout by Krisztina Williams / powered by Polyvore / click for image sources

While patterned shorts are super trendy for summer 2013, the trends is a classic that will stick around for good, so go ahead and invest in a new pair this year. There are so many patterned shorts available this year, now is the time to stock up. Leave a comment before you go - let me know how you would wear the trend.

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