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8 Adorable Pairs of Shorts That Aren't Denim

For when you and your cut-offs need a break.

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Just about everyone loves a good pair of worn-in denim cut-offs. They’re low-maintenance and versatile enough for plenty of different occasions, and there’s never, ever a shortage of them. (And even if there were, you can DIY a pair of your own fairly easily.)

Still, seeing them on every other person walking down the street and piled up at every vintage store and flea market in the summer can get old (and boring) fast. Thankfully, other shorts do exist, and there’s a lot of especially cute ones available right now to help you mix things up — or avoid denim altogether, your call.

From classic pull-on shorts to the very of-the-moment paperbag fit, these options up the versatility factor with just how easily you can dress them up or down with the right accessories, no matter your style. Check out our current favorites below, starting at $25.

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Farrow Bolsa Shorts, $64
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Crepe Shorts, $254
Thierry Colson Macha Stripe Cotton Shorts, $125
Isabel Marant Étoile High-Waisted Shorts, $270
Madewell Chambray Striped Shorts, $29.50
Topshop Stripe Paperbag Shorts, $68
H&M Short Shorts, $25