Much like a hefty coat is a winter staple to block out the Siberian chills we tend to experience in Blighty, shorts are an equally important summer staple.
Tan-exposing and showing off to perfection all the hard work you’ve put in at the gym getting those uber-toned thighs, shorts in all guises are the go-to piece to pair with a louche tee and sneakers, or a billowing silk blouse and sandals.
But what makes this super-versatile wardrobe addition even better, is when you can score a pair for under a not-so-princely £30! Frayed edges, acid washes and pretty embellishments have made our round up of top 10 picks under £30, so let us present to you the shorts you need to be shopping now in preparation for when the sun finally decides to come out of hibernation!
£20, Monki: These shorts are called ‘dip-to-die-for’ for very good reason. Perfect for dipping into a trend (pun intended) inexpensively.
£22, Asos: We love the festival vibe the beaded fringe detail bring to these shorts.
£12.99, TK Maxx: Printed denim is a must-have, and if the print leaves us starry-eyed, were not complaining!
£23, Next: You’re guaranteed to go on a style safari in these zebra print shorts.
£28, Topshop: Culottes in eyeball-popping pink: a natural win!
£28, Dorothy Perkins: The perfectly embellished option for an evening look, sipping cocktails by the beach. *Sigh*
£28, Miss Selfridge: The biggest spring/summer 2013 trend on a budget? Yes please!
£25, Boohoo: Sequinned to perfection, we’re calling these our summer disco pants.
£25, River Island: The classic summer short, with obligatory frayed hem and light acid wash.
£29.99, H&M: The mirror embroidery details gives this pair an ethno-beach babe vibe. Love it!