Best Bet: Babaton Derek Short

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A veritable hot-weather staple, shorts are one of the first items to leave the closet once temperatures climb.  While they're less popular than denim cutoffs, tailored shorts will probably get more wear, especially as a clean-cut short has grown more prevalent in both non-corporate offices as well as nightlife haunts. In a nice shade of coral, these Babaton shorts are made with satin-back crepe from Japan and finished with a single pleat down the front. Working a mix of sophisticated lines and a flash of skin, they would look great paired with a white blouse, a silky camisole, or a tan.

Babaton Derek short, $110 at Aritzia.