for those of us that live in places that get brutally hot during the summer or stay hot all year round, shorts (or cropped pants) are virtually necessary to survive. but it seems like there aren't really many options, and among those even fewer that actually look good. furthermore, it can be difficult to determine which ones will work well with your specific wardrobe. this will be a thread to share pictures of shorts for inspiration, with or without links to buy, and related ideas. i highly encourage people to try turning pants into shorts (or having a tailor do it for you). my posts will mostly reflect my tastes, but all sorts of styles are welcome. the main goal is battling the heat and i'd like for it to stick *mostly* to lightweight pieces, but i know there will be exceptions. and while i discourage focusing too much on cheap, plain/basic shorts, all price-points are welcome (i.e. talking about uniqlo or similar brands is good, but let's try to keep it limited). i'm not a huge fan of rick owens' pod shorts, but they're one of, if not the most popular pairs i can think of. 100% cotton at ln-cc in black. and the camo version: Spoiler: Warning: Spoiler! also at ln-cc, these 100% alcantara shorts by ava catherside look heat friendly. the fabric is interesting and worth a closer inspection on ln-cc...quite pricey though. these siki im at antonioli are available for pre-order, but at a ludicrous price. engineered garments isn't my go-to brand, but i wouldn't hesitate to buy these cotton floral pattern ones at e-g.co if they were my size (they're size 30). they look great and the price is actually good. back to absurdly priced ones with these silk/cotton ann d shorts at luisaviaroma. other places stock them in different colors. dries cotton camouflage shorts at très bien i got these uru shorts at ln-cc last summer on deep sale and actually ended up liking them. they're the only shorts i currently own. i've had more in the past but this is really the only pair that i genuinely don't mind using in place of full-length pants. my only issue is that i wish they were ~1" longer, but it's a japanese brand and they probably weren't focusing on people over 6' tall. this pair is pretty simple, but incorporated well into a fit. even if the weather was too hot to wear a jacket i think it would still probably look pretty good. i got these ann d cropped pants from re-porter last summer and they're amazing. i'll probably post a fit wearing them in a month or two. i've seen more good fits with shorts in the past but just never saved them. i'll come back and post other stuff later on but that's it for me for now. i don't want to make this my thread, so please contribute if you have something to share.