by Alexandra Phanor-Faury
Whether it’s day or night, starlets turn to shorts when they want to kick up their ensembles. An unfussy chic alternative to a summer dress, shorts can be as versatile as any of your LBDs. All you have to do is play with your accessories to complete the look. Here are some celebrities that score high when it comes to rocking shorts.
Rihanna’s Opening Ceremony watercolor print shorts with flouncy ruffles adds a vintage touch to her eclectic ensemble.
Veronica Webb’s silk shorts keep the supermodel looking polished while feeling comfortable.
The petite actress loves lengthening her gams with trendy shorts and heels.
Zoe Saldana beats the heat in classic menswear Bermuda shorts. A shrunken tweed vest lends a female touch to her silhouette.
DKNY, $73. Zappos.com
Nicole Richie shows off her legs in this summer’s versatile staple: denim shorts.She lends her 70s hippie touch to the attire with a crochet vest.
Alicia Keys’ leather shorts are a luxe interpretation of this trend that is surprisingly season-less.
Lately, Beyonce has had these cutoff denim shorts on heavy rotation. We can see why. The pairing of her distressed denim shorts with a Chanel “ladies who lunch” jacket and fierce towering heels spells cool summer dressing.
Halle Berry runs errands in summer’s all-time casual uniform of denim shorts and comfy T-shirt.
Destroyed Boyfriend Shorts
Current/Elliott, $164. Singer22.com
Kelly Rowland pulls off high-waisted pinup shorts with ease.
Light Denim Short
Rashida Jones gives her bright plaid trouser short shorts a gamine twist with a colored shirt, boy blazer and oxfords.
Checked Cotton Shorts
Theory, $112. Net-a-porter.com
If you go very short, stay away from tight. The fit of Nia Long’s shorts are spot on.
Shingai Shoniwa experiments with fabrics and opts for a retro velvet pair.