I’m running out for a coffee with a friend: I’m likely throwing on a pair of high-waist denim cutoffs, slip-on Vans, and a ribbed-knit crop top. It’s Saturday afternoon, my boyfriend calls and wants to go get drinks at our neighborhood bar before happy hour ends: I’m already in some loose linen shorts, so all I need to do is swap my ratty band tee for a cute, bright crochet top. My best friends and I are going out for dinner in Palm Springs during a weekend getaway: I’m wearing seersucker shorts, maybe even as part of a matching set. You get the idea: Shorts are the versatile summer staple you need in your closet. And you need them in denim and linen and everything in between. Read the story to shop my favorite seven pairs right now.