Is it too early for printed shorts? I don't know about where you are, but the weather here has been GORGEOUS. Plus, I've had shorts on the brain since I was shopping for some that would fit my growing belly during our Hawaii trip. I had no idea there would be printed shorts in PLENTY!
Many of these come in solids or different patterns/colors and come in various lengths between 3"-5". If you're looking for much longer shorts, like 7"-10" check the Old Navy site.
Option 1 (Target) - I saw these at Target and loved them. They might look like polka dots in the small collage up there, but they're more like a diamond pattern. If I weren't pregnant I probably would have gotten them. Okay fine. I *did* buy them but realized it would be unrealistic to keep them at this point and willed myself to return them. Comes in 3" and 5".
Option 2 (Target) - These aren't printed, but they come in 8 happy colors! Had to show them to you. I think these also come in 3" and 5".
Option 3 (Old Navy) - Black and white polka dotted shorts in case you want to ease your way into patterned bottoms! They'd go great paired with any colored flats--red, green, yellow, cobalt--anything!
Option 4 (J.Crew Factory) - These are denim, patterned shorts. I don't know what it is, but I love these!
Option 5 (J.Crew Factory) - Also very cute...they're supposed to have a little bit of stretch to them, but I haven't felt them in person to say for sure.
Option 6 (LOFT) | Maternity Version - I bought the maternity version of these, and they are soooo comfy. I don't know about the non-maternity version, but the maternity pair is a softer material than I thought it'd be. And LOFT maternity panels are SO SO SO SO SO comfy!
I waited for them to be 50% off, Otherwise they're pretty expensive. The picture is deceiving--it looks black, but the print is actually a dark navy. It *might* even have some subtle (very subtle) hints of green too. That, or I'm colorblind.
Option 7 (J.Crew Factory) - Pretty floral print that's not TOO floral. Very cute! Would easily be super casual with a white tee, denim jacket, and sandals, or a little preppier with a chambray top and cute wedges.
Option 8 (Old Navy) - I showed these because they're a linen blend, which I'm *thinking* means fluid, light, and airy? Comes in 9 different colors and seem like they'd be great for lounging and other activities in warmer weather! The only question is if they're a linen blend, are they itchy? Anyone tried these in person??
Option 9 (Old Navy) - If I could fit into these I'd be curious to try them, given that they're called "drapey shorts." Looks like they also have a lot of room and are maybe even more conducive to that fluid, light, and airy feeling. You could dress this pair up or down too. Comes in a teal print and two solids as well.
Option 10 (Old Navy) - If you were hoping Option 1 was polka dots and were let down, then here's your pair. Very cute!
Option 11 (Old Navy) - Like I said earlier, Old Navy has a bunch of longer shorts, just not a lot of printed ones unfortunately. Here's a longer pair with a cute anchor print though!
Option 12 (J.Crew Factory) - This is another pair that could help you ease your way into printed bottoms. Not scary, right?!
I realized I don't own printed shorts, so I'm really excited about all these options and also really bummed that I don't fit them! Haha. Probably for the better because there are soooo many cute ones out there.
What prints would you go for this spring and summer?