Last Updated on 19th October 2013


The hot spell we briefly had this summer probably made you fall in love with shorts all over again, and if you’re anything like us, you’re probably going to have a hard time saying goodbye to them.

Worry not though, as shorts are a chic, on-trend and totally acceptable alternative to skirts and mini dresses when it comes to getting dressed up for an evening out. Here are five pairs which prove our point:

1.– We all need a bit of sparkle when we hit the town and that’s exactly what you’ll be getting if you step out in these attention-grabbing shorts. Accessorie to your heart’s content – there’s no such thing as OTT when you wear these babies! New Look pink and mint green tile sequin shorts, £8

2.– Versatile but wow-worthy, these black laser cut shorts have it all. The attention to detail is exquisite considering you can get them on the high street for a mere £40. Bargain! River Island Black leather look laser cut shorts, £40

3.– One of the chicest pairs of shorts we’ve ever laid eyes upon – are the bows at the bottom not the cutest things you’ve ever seen? Red Valentino crochet cotton blends shorts, £265

4.– Instantly elongate your stems with these high waisted, wide legged shorts that will earn you serious style brownie points from the second you enter the room! Karen Millen snake print shorts, £50

5.– Pastel pretty, feminine and totally on-trend, these scallop hem shorts are a must-have! Acessorise with a lace cream top and layers of costume jewellery for the ultimate girly look! Topshop duck egg scallop hem shorts, £32

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