Last Updated on 20th October 2013

This Spring/Summer, shorts won’t only be a staple with flip-flops for day at the beach, but a trendy alternative for hitting the town for cocktails at night. Some people might have problems with mixing casual attire with evening wear, but when paired with sexy sandals or stylish wedges and a cute loose-fitting button down or a drapey top, the new breed of shorts stand a chance in giving minis and party frocks a run for the money.

We love these bright blue twill shorts by See by Chloe. Although they’re made of a casual fabric, the slit pockets and button tab detail add a little more formality and styling. $230 available at shopbop.

These twill shorts by Topshop are a more affordable, and are a slightly more dressy option. The cuffs at the bottom and flap front with gold buttons give off a fun, nautical feel. £28 available at Topshop.

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