As a Summer staple, we reserve the right to wear our shorts constantly from June through August, and as much of September as we can get away with. But while more typically we're turning to our shorter bottoms for beach days and BBQs, we're newly inspired to dress them up, thanks to these five celebrity examples. Between Katie Cassidy giving hers a breezy-chic spin for an event, Nicky Hilton styling hers up for a night out, and Kourtney Kardashian showing off a work-appropriate pair — there's more than a few ways to show off your stems in this summery staple. Click through to get inspired by the rest of our celebrity crew, then shop their looks.
If the Spring collections were any indication, it's time to dress up your shorts. Adam, Chanel, and Rebecca Taylor showed chic shorts, and we set out to bring the glam to our own wardrobe. Dressy shorts look sharp, and they show off your legs — a nice bonus when warm weather comes. We found five very cool, very different shorts — lace, metallic, paillettes, polka dots, and silk — and styled them in five unique ways. Pick your favorite shorts from our slideshow, and get shorty.